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Library's fundraising

book sale next weekend

The 28th annual Friends of Eugene Public Library Book Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Sunday, April 9, at the Lane County Fairgrounds Performance Hall.

Parking and admission are free. The sale features 60,000 gently- and never-used books of all kinds for all ages and interests, most for only $1.

Proceeds go to support the Eugene Public Library. Last year's sale took in $75,000.

Poetry association's

banquet set for Portland

The Oregon State Poetry Association will hold a golden-anniversary banquet Friday at The Governor Hotel, 614 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland.

The event begins at 6 p.m. It will include presentations by Lawson Fusao Inada, recently appointed Oregon poet laureate, and Karen Braucher, winner of the 2005 Stevens manuscript competition of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies for her poetry collection ``Aqua Curves.''

On Saturday, the two poets will conduct workshops at the association's 2006 Spring Poetry Festival, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Portland Community College's Sylvania campus, 12000 S.W. 49th Ave., Portland.

In the afternoon, prizes will be awarded in its 50th anniversary Spring Poetry Contest and 2006 Oregon Student Poetry Contest.

Attendees with poetry books or chapbooks are welcome to sell them at the festival.

OSPA collects no commission, so poets receive the full amount of their book sales.

Registration for the banquet costs $45 for association members, $50 for nonmembers.

Registration for the Spring Poetry Festival, including both workshops as well as lunch, costs $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers.

Persons wanting to attend both events can pay a combined rate of $70 for members or $80 for nonmembers.

Further information is at

Readings and signings


Gary Cole - The Portland author will read from and sign copies of ``Artless: The Odyssey of a Cultural Creative,'' a scathing commentary on censorship. Cole's appointment to the National Endowment for the Arts was

withdrawn due to controversy surrounding two plays he produced. 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Books Without Borders, 199 W. Eighth Ave. 284-2838.


Rob Elder - As part of a two-day film festival focused on director John Woo, the editor of ``John Woo: Interviews'' will visit campus: reception and booksigning at 6 p.m., screening of ``Hard Boiled'' at 7 p.m., Q&A and booksigning at 8:30 p.m., 110 Willamette Hall on the UO campus. 346-4373.

Out of town


David Edmonds - The co-author discusses ``Rousseau's Dog,'' the story of the explosive falling-out between Jean-Jacques Rousseau and David Hume, two of the most influential thinkers of the Enlightenment, 7:30 p.m., Powell's City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside, Portland. (503) 228-4651.


Kevin Phillips - The political analyst discusses his new book, ``American Theocracy,'' his argument that the axis of religion, politics and borrowed money threatens to destroy the United States. 7:30 p.m., Powell's City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside, Portland. (503) 228-4651.
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Date:Apr 2, 2006
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