Library of Congress Webinars This Week:
The Library of Congress is hosting a free two-day virtual conference on Tuesday, October 25th and Wednesday, October 26th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm Pacific. The first afternoon will start with a keynote speaker. On Tuesday there are three session blocks, and on Wednesday there are four. Each 50-minute session block will have two options.
Instead of registering for the entire event, register for the individual sessions you are interested in. Use the links below to register.
Online Conference 2016
Certificates of participation will be offered for the live webinars, and for a limited time, for the recorded sessions that will be posted soon after the conference is over.
Participation will be via Adobe Connect, and each session will operate somewhat like a webinar.
Here are the offerings:
Tuesday, October 25th
Wednesday, October 26th
Save the Date:
Author Brian Doyle to Appear at
Brian Doyle is a prolific award-winning novelist, essayist and editor of the University of Portland's Portland Magazine. Doyle is also a regular contributor to Orion magazine. He has published more than a dozen books, his very popular Mink River having won the Oregon Book Award. This year he was a finalist for that award in two different categories. He will talk with high school students about writing: “News and data and information are small; stories are huge immense immortal unforgettable; aim for the huge.” Doyle is appearing at Wordstock, November 5th, 2017
Check out the other authors coming to the 33rd annual Oregon Writing Festival.
Elizabeth Woody, Oregon's eighth Poet Laureate
Governor Kate Brown has named Elizabeth Woody of Warm Springs and Portland to a two-year appointment as Poet Laureate of Oregon. Woody will be Oregon’s eighth poet laureate since 1921. She succeeds Peter Sears, who has held the post since 2014.
To help celebrate Liz’s appointment, here’s one of her marvelous poems and some links to articles about her work and background.
Statesman Journal article
Willamette Week article
HAND INTO STONE
Someday the land will be our eyes and skin again.
—My grandmother, Elizabeth Pitt, 75 years old.
Her creped fingers,
teethmarked with red speckles,
held mine tight
as she showed our finger moons to me.
They grew together as snowy stones
scratching themselves sleepily.
She had long fingers
with the mobility of spiders.
I felt them at night
as they climbed my skin.
She wrapped us
in tight shells
with agate crystals.
We breathed our own breath
under this cover.
from Hand into Stone, Contact II Publications, 1988,
Winner of the American Book Award
from the Before Columbus Foundation