Eugene author's book about otters honored
"The Otter Spirit: A Natural History Story," a book by Eugene author and wildlife researcher Judy Berg, has been named runner-up in the animal category of the 2009 Green Book Festival Awards.
The Green Book Festival honors books that contribute to greater understanding, respect for and positive action on the changing worldwide environment. Berg tracked the North American river otter in its natural habitat in Colorado and blended researched facts, personal photographs, interpretive illustrations, poems, Native American folklore, firsthand observations and narration into "The Otter Spirit."
Readings and signings
Ellen Traylor - Reads from and discusses "A Bridge Back: The Early Days of Florence, Oregon," 6 p.m., Siuslaw Valley Christian Center, 1380 10th St., Florence. (541) 997-3533.
Mark Rudd - Reads from and discusses "Underground: My Life With the SDS and the Weathermen," 7 p.m., Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. 345-8986.
KatSue Grant, Michael Hanner, Catherine McGuire - Author and Music Series: spring poetry reading, 7 p.m., library meeting room, Springfield Public Library, 225 Fifth St., Springfield. 726-2237.
William Sullivan - Discusses and gives a slide show based on his new book "Oregon's New Wilderness Areas," 7 p.m., Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. 345-8986.
Diane Hammond - Reads from and signs copies of her novel "Hannah's Dream," 5:30 p.m., Campus Duck Store, 895 13th Ave.
"Poetry of Survival" - Sexual Assault Support Services holds its ninth annual open reading, 7 p.m., Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. 345-8986.
Amy Minato - Book release and reading of "Siesta Lane: A Year Unplugged: The Good Intentions of Ten People, Two Cats, One Old Dog, Eight Acres, One Telephone, Three Cars and Twenty Miles to the Nearest Town," 4 p.m., Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. 345-8986.
Out of Town
Michelle Goldberg - The journalist talks about her new book on women's reproductive rights, "The Means of Reproduction," 7:30 p.m., Powell's City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside, Portland. (800) 878-7323.
Rupert Isaacson - The writer talks about his book about his son, who has autism, "The Horse Boy," 7 p.m., Bagdad Theater, 3702 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Portland. Tickets are $5 through the Crystal Ballroom box office, (503) 236-9234, or at Ticketmaster.com.
Laila Lalami - The writer talks about her first novel "Secret Son," 7:30 p.m., Powell's City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside, Portland. (800) 878-7323.
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|Publication:||The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)|
|Date:||Apr 26, 2009|
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