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Retired UO professor

to read from his poems

Ralph Salisbury, former director of creative writing at the University of Oregon, will read from his new book of poems, "War in the Genes," at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Knight Library Browsing Room, 1501 Kincaid St., on the UO campus.

Salisbury, a retired professor, is the author of two books of short fiction and eight books of poetry, which evoke his Cherokee-Shawnee-Irish-English-American heritage.

Law professor questions ideas of `multiculturalists'

Richard Thompson Ford, a Stanford Law School professor and author of "Racial Culture: A Critique," will discuss his book at a free public lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 175 of the Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate St.

Ford questions the common presumption of political multiculturalists that social categories such as race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality are defined by distinctive cultural practices.

Readings

SATURDAY

Stephen Paul Miller - The poet and playwright reads from and signs copies of his latest book, the poetry collection ``Skinny Eighth Avenue,'' as well as several other titles. 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Books Without Borders, 199 W. Eighth Ave. 284-2838.

Out of Town

TUESDAY

Brian Doyle - The author discusses ``The Grail,'' his upcoming book from Oregon State University Press that is about a year he spent in an Oregon vineyard, chronicling the winemakers quest to create the perfect pinot noir. 7:30 p.m. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside, Portland. (503) 228-4651.

MONDAY

Katharine Noel - The first-time novelist reads from her book ``Halfway House,'' the story of a family dealing with a girl's mental illness. 7:30 p.m. Powell's on Hawthorne, 3723 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Portland. (503) 228-4651.
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