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BOOK NOTES.

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Author to speak at Eugene library

Author Luis Alberto Urrea will give a free talk at Eugene Public Library, 100 W. 10th Ave., at 6 p.m. Friday.

His new novel, "Into the Beautiful North," tells the story of 19-year-old Nayeli and her determination to save her beloved Mexican village.

Urrea's earlier books include the memoir "Nobody's Son"; "The Devil's Highway," a nonfiction account of Mexican immigrants lost in the Arizona desert; and the novel "The Hummingbird's Daughter."

Sign up for young writer workshops

The Young Writers Association is now taking registration for its fall writing workshops.

These small-group mentorships bring school-aged writers and working authors together.

Workshops will be held for students in several different age categories. For details - including meeting dates, locations, tuition and registration information - visit the Young Writers Association Web site at www.ywalane.org, call 541-485-2259 or e-mail ywalouisa@aol.com.

Talk to offer marketing advice for writers

Christina Katz will discuss how authors can market themselves in a presentation at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Katz is the author of "Writer Mama: How to Raise a Writing Career Alongside Your Kids" and "Get Known Before the Book Deal." Admission is $10 ($5 for students; free for Willamette Writers members).

New books out from local authors

"The Franklin Scandal" by Nick Bryant tells of an alleged child sex-abuse scandal in Omaha in the 1980s that involved high-level politicians. It's $24.95 from TrineDay Books in Walterville (trineday.com).

Oregon State University professor Ted Leeson has written "Inventing Montana: Dispatches from the Madison Valley," which tells how the author and a group of close friends returned every summer for two decades to a ranch house in Montana. It's $24.95 from Skyhorse Publishing.

Former Eugene high school teacher and fly-fishing guide John Larison has written the novel "Northwest of Normal." It is set in a fictional Oregon mountain town and tells the story of Andy Trib, a fly-fishing guide who returns from traveling in Micronesia to discover that his hometown and its beautiful river are caught up in wrenching changes. It's $24.95 from Barclay Creek Press.

Veneta writer Adris Fultz has published her third book, "I Have Traveled Many Places," about her travels ($16.50 at authorhouse.com).

Readings and signings

TUESDAY

Bob Welch - The author and columnist reads from his newest book, "My Oregon II," 7 p.m., Springfield Public Library, 225 Fifth Street, Springfield. Copies will be available for purchase and signing.

Workshops

WEDNESDAY

Spiritual Memoir Writing - Nan Phifer of the University of Oregon's Writing Project will lead three free Spiritual Memoir Writing workshops at Eugene Public Library, 100 W. 10th Ave., 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 14. Free, but pre-registration is required; call 541-682-5450.

Out of town

TUESDAY

Karen Armstrong - The religion historian and author talks about her new book, "The Case for God," 7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 1126 S.W. Park Ave., Portland. $25-$45 at www.literary-arts.org or 503-228-7219.

WEDNESDAY

David Byrne - The former Talking Heads front man and author of "Bicycle Diaries," a chrnoicle of seeing the world by bicycle, joins others in a panel discussion about Portland's bike culture, 7 p.m., Bagdad Theater, 3702 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd. $26 (includes a copy of "Bicycle Diaries") through ticketmaster.com or by calling 503-236-9234.
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