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Choctaw storyteller

in Eugene on Saturday

Award-winning Choctaw storyteller and author Tim Tingle appears at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Eugene Public Library, 100 W. 10th Ave.

Tingle shares the lore of his people through lively historical, traditional and personal tales that are interwoven with Choctaw music.

Tingle has collected Native American tales for two decades, including a collection of recordings of older tribal members telling stories.

Admission is free.

Tsunami to host

two Oregon writers

Writer Henry Alley and poet Elizabeth Simson will read from their work at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St.

Alley is a retired University of Oregon literature professor.

He has three published novels - "Through Glass," "The Lattice" and "Umbrella of Glass" - in addition to scholarly work and short stories.

Simson's poems have appeared in such literary journals and anthologies as Atlanta Review, Kalliope, Comstock Review, Gertrude and Earth's Daughters.

Her first chapbook, "Sea Change," was recently published by Finishing Line Press. She lives in Welches, near Mount Hood.

Eugene Library now offers audio books for download

The Eugene Public Library is now offering audio books that can be downloaded for play on a Windows-equipped personal computer and some mp3 players, though the popular iPod is not compatible.

Hundreds of audio books are available, and more choices will be added in the coming months.

The audio book files expire after two weeks so there is no need to return items - or incur overdue fines.

Cardholders can download items by going to www.eugene-or.gov/library and clicking on the ``Library2Go'' logo.

Poetry reading is

part of peace festival

Five poets will read original peace poems Tuesday from a new Lane Literary Guild chapbook, commissioned as part of the Eugene Concert Choir's upcoming performance of ``Dona Nobis Pacem'' (``Grant Us Peace'').

Deb Casey, Michael Hanner, Madronna Holden, Colette Jonopulos and Charles Thielman will read from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. as part of the Eugene Public Library's free Windfall Reading Series, 100 W. 10th Ave.

Free copies of the chapbook, featuring 25 new poems about peace and hope, will be available at the library event and also at the choir's performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams' ``Dona Nobis Pacem.''

That concert will be at the Hult Center at 8 p.m. next Saturday.

Readings and Signings

MONDAY

Ted Cox - Author discusses his book, ``The Toledo Incident of 1925,'' about an angry mob that expelled Japanese workers from the Oregon mill town. 7 p.m., Knight Library Browsing Room, 1501 Kincaid on the UO campus. 346-4331.

Out of Town

TUESDAY

Anne Lamott - Author talks about her book ``Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith.'' 7:30 p.m., First Unitarian Church, 1011 S.W. 12th Ave., Portland. (503) 228-4651.
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