Venn reads Thursday at First Draft series

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La Grande author George Venn will read for the First Draft Writers’ Series Thursday evening in Pendleton.

Submitted to Go! Magazine The First Draft Writers’ Series welcomes La Grande author George Venn to the stage at the Pendleton Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Thursday. Venn is a poet, essayist, literary historian, editor, beekeeper and educator, and a distinguished figure in western American literature. His new memoir, “Keeping the Swarm,” gathers 11 personal essays from 50 […]

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Roundhouse Reading Series begins Jan. 15

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William Stafford published 65 volumes of poetry and prose and served as Oregon’s poet laureate.

[box_info] What: Roundhouse Reading Series • When: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 15 • Where: Joe Beans Coffee, 1009 Adams Ave., La Grande • Details: First event is community celebration of 100th birthday of Oregon poet, teacher and pacifist William Stafford • Contact: David Memmott, dsmemmott@frontier.com. [/box_info] By Jeff Petersen Go! magazine A new community reading series will be […]

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Author inspires kids to creative careers

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Author Rick Steber visited area schools Thursday and Friday.

By Jeff Petersen Go! staff Rick Steber grew up thinking everyone had to be a farmer, rancher, teacher or work in the woods. That’s why the 66-year-old Prineville author talks to from 5,000 to 10,000 kids a year, mostly in rural schools such as extremely remote Frenchglen but also in the urban jungle of Portland. “When I grew up, nobody […]

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Lecture series opens with ‘Dora: A Headcase’

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Lidia Yuknavitch will read from her novel “Dora: A Headcase” Tuesday at EOU.

[box_info] • What: Author reads • When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday • Where: Pierce Library, Eastern Oregon University • Details: Free and open to public; question and answer session follows • Learn more: www.lidiayuknavitch.net [/box_info] Submitted to Go! magazine Ars Poetica inaugurates its new Lecture Series with Lidia Yuknavitch reading from her novel “Dora: A Headcase” Tuesday. The free reading starts […]

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Two authors do readings, book signings

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Rick Steber will read at Looking Glass Books in La Grande Thursday.

Go! staff Two prominent authors will be doing readings and book signings at Looking Glass Books, 1118 Adams Ave., La Grande in coming days. Rick Steber, author of “Red White Black,” will be at Looking Glass Books at 4 p.m. Thursday. Tom Hunt, author of “Bad Water,” will be at Looking Glass Books at 11 a.m. Saturday. A reading and […]

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