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Magazine honors

Eugene mystery writer

Eugene mystery writer Elaine Flinn has won Deadly Pleasures Magazine's Barry Award for best original paperback novel of 2004.

The book, "Tagged for Murder," (Avon, 320 pages, $6.99) was the second in her series featuring Carmel, Calif., antiques dealer Molly Doyle.

Flinn, herself a "recovering antiques dealer," moved to Eugene from California in April.

Her first Molly Doyle mystery, "Dealing in Murder," was nominated for the Agatha, Gumshoe, Barry and Anthony awards. A third book in the series, "Deadly Collection," is due out this month.

UO graduate wins

$15,000 poetry fellowship

Coos Bay native and University of Oregon graduate Michael McGriff has been selected by Poetry Magazine for a $15,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship.

The magazine awards two fellowships each year to recipients younger than 30 for the study and practice of poetry. Virginia poet Miller Oberman was also selected this year.

McGriff, 29, is a graduate student at the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas. His work has appeared in the American Literary Review and Northwest Review.

Eugene writer

awarded sci-fi prize

Eugene writer Stephen Stanley is a winner of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest for new and aspiring writers of speculative fiction.

Stanley received an all-expense paid trip to Seattle, where he participated in a professional writers workshop, received a cash prize of $1,000 and attended a gala awards ceremony at the Science Fiction Museum. His winning story, `Mars Hath No Fury Like a Pixel Double-Crossed,' was just published in `L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XXI' (Galaxy Press), due in bookstores this fall.

Stanley is a magazine, brochure and book designer, and a member of Wordos, a Eugene professional writers' group.

Library summer program breaks turnout record

The Eugene Public Library's summer reading program broke records this year, drawing at least 1,000 more child and teen participants than ever before and adding an adult component. Some 3,200 children and youth took part, while 500 adult participants contributed 1,200 book reviews.

Readings & Signings

SATURDAY

Linda Clare and Kristen Ingram - The Eugene collaborators (``Lost Boys and the Moms Who Love Them'') discuss their new book: ``Revealed: Spiritual Reality in a Makeover World'' (Revell, 304 pages, $12.99). The essay collection examines "beyond skin deep" beauty from a Christian perspective. 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 1163 Valley River Drive.

Out of town

MONDAY

Annie Duke - The world's top female poker player reads from "How I Raised, Folded, Bluffed, Flirted, Cursed and Won Millions at the World Series of Poker'' (Penguin, 288 pages, $24.95). 7:30 p.m., Powell's City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside, Portland. (800) 878-7323.

TUESDAY

Baxter Black - The cowboy poet reads from his new book, "Hey, Cowgirl, Need a Ride?" (Crown, 320 pages, $23.95). 7:30 p.m., Powell's City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside, Portland. (800) 878-7323.

WEDNESDAY

Jim Lynch - Former Oregonian reporter reads from and signs "The Highest Tide" (Bloomsbury, 272 pages, $23.95), his debut novel about an intellectually and ecologically precocious Puget Sound teen. 7:30 p.m., Powell's City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside, Portland. (800) 878-7323.

FRIDAY

Salmon Rushdie - Author reads from his globe- and history-spanning novel, "Shalimar the Clown" (Random House, 398 pages, $25.95.) 7:30 p.m., First Unitarian Church, 1011 S.W. 12th Ave., Portland. (800) 878-7323.

Fresh Ink

"Rhymes for Teens" - Local poet Tom Catalano has released a collection of poetry aimed at older youth. The former Chicago resident and school assembly speaker wrote the book to fill a gap between poetry for elementary children and poetry for adults. The collection ranges from humorous to serious. (Wordsmith Books, $9.95)

"Of Forgotten Times" - This debut novel by Eugene writer and Spanish teacher Marisela Rizik contrasts the lives of a rich family and an impoverished family in a corrupt Caribbean dictatorship. Originally published in Spanish in Santa Domingo in 1996. (Curbstone Press, 280 pages, $14.95)

Deadlines

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