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Byline: The Register-Guard

Portland troupe will

dramatize Le Guin stories

Two stories by Ursula Le Guin - "Half Past Four" and "In the Drought" - will be dramatized in a VERB: Literature in Performance program presented by Portland Arts & Lectures.

Directed by Jan Powell, performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 7 p.m. Sundays starting Thursday and continuing through Aug. 15 at Theater! Theatre!, 3430 S.E. Belmont, Portland.

Le Guin will be on hand for a discussion after the Aug. 1 performance.

Admission is $24 for the general public, $18 for seniors, $12 for college students. To buy tickets in advance, call Literary Arts at (503) 227-2583. The box office opens one hour before each performance.

Workshops

AUG. 7

Writing Poetry in Groups and Alone: Boosting Creativity - Poet and publisher Karen Braucher conducts a Writers on the Edge workshop for elders who want to continue writing and meeting after the workshop ends, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Dogwood Theatre, 162 N.E. 10th St., Newport. $30. Information: Carla Perry at (541) 574-7708 or cperry@pioneer.net.

Lectures

WEDNESDAY

CORRECTION (ran 7/27/04): On Sunday's Page B6, part of the Books section, the wrong location was given for a relocated lecture by David Ray Griffin, author of ``The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11.'' He will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Playwright's Hall at the Hilton Eugene, 66 E. Sixth Ave.

David Ray Griffin - The author of "The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11'' will speak at 7 p.m. at the McDonald Theater, 1010 Willamette St. 345-4442.

Awards & Grants

PEN Center USA Literary Awards - Winners of the regional competition include Diana Abu-Jaber of Portland for ``Crescent: A Novel'' and Floyd Skloot of Amity for ``In the Shadow of Memory'' (creative nonfiction category)

Out of town

TUESDAY

Hank Stuever - Author reads from "Off-Ramp: Adventures in the American Elsewhere," 7:30 p.m., Powell's City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland. (800) 878-7323.

THURSDAY

Jacob Slichter - Semisonic drummer reads from "So You Wanna Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star: How I Machine-Gunned a Roomful of Record Executives and Other Tales From a Drummer's Life," 7:30 p.m., Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd. (503) 238-1668.

Deadlines

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