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Byline: The Register-Guard

Eugene library hosts

reading by California poet

Poet Maurya Simon will read from her work at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Bascom/Tykeson Room at the downtown Eugene Public Library, 100 W. 10th Ave.

Simon's poems have appeared in the New Yorker, the Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, the Los Angeles Times Book Review and Calyx, among others, and have been included in more than 30 anthologies.

Her own collections are "The Enchanted Room," "Days of Awe," "Speaking in Tongues," "The Golden Labyrinth," "A Brief History of Punctuation," "Weavers" and "Ghost Orchid."

A professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside, she lives in the Angeles National Forest in Southern California.

Her awards include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Fullbright/IndoAmerican Fellowship.

Simon's Eugene appearance is part of the Windfall Reading Series.

Readings & Signings

TUESDAY

Randall Sullivan - Rolling Stone reporter and Portland resident reads from "The Miracle Detective: An Investigation of Holy Visions," 7 p.m., Knight Library reading room, University of Oregon.

Workshops

TODAY

The Write Connection: A Writers' Fair - Teens and adults can join an existing writers' critique and support group or learn how to organize one and keep it going, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Eugene Public Library downtown. Information: 682-5450.

Out of town

WEDNESDAY

Robert Sullivan - The author reads from "Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants," 7:30 p.m., Powell's City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland. (800) 878-7323

Carol Muske-Dukes - Poet reads from "Sparrow" and other work, 7:30 p.m., Wieden + Kennedy Atrium, 224 N.W. 13th Ave., Portland, as part of the Poetry Downtown series. $18 for adults, $12 for seniors and college students, $5 for high school students. (503) 227-2583.

THURSDAY

Alice Walker - National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winner reads from "Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart," 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, S.W. 12th and Taylor, Portland. Sponsored by Powell's Books (800-878-7323) and Outside In.

FRIDAY

Roger Fanning - Poet reads from his new book, "Homesick," and other work, 7:30 p.m., Shoen Library, Marylhurst University, 1700 Pacific Highway, Marylhurst. (503) 699-6312.

Deadlines

The Book Notes deadline is 9 a.m. Friday for publication nine days later. Mail to: Book Notes, Register-Guard, P.O. Box 10188, Eugene, OR 97440; or e-mail to rgfeatures@guardnet.com.
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