Joe Petersen, Hampton Sides, Robert Dugoni, and more

Whew. I’ve finally recovered from the cold that’s been going around. All the Nyquil, cough drops and humidifier stuff is put away. So now I’m looking forward to some upcoming literary events.

Today is the celebration of the Ashland Public Library and historian Joe Petersen will be talking about the controversial history of the Carnegie Library at 2 pm in the Gresham Room of the library. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

And on Wednesday, February 29, don’t miss the Southern Oregon Arts & Lecture Series featuring Hampton Sides on the art & craft of narrative non-fiction. Sides is the best-selling author of historical narratives including Americana, Blood and Thunder, Ghost Soldiers and Hellhound on his Trail. And he has written for National Geographic, The New Yorker, Esquire, Preservation and Men’s Journal. It’s at the South Medford High School Auditorium, 7:30 pm on Leapday.

On March 3, New York Times Best-seller, Robert Dugoni, will offer a day-long Writing Workshop, sponsored by Willamette Writer’s. It’s at the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center (Room 112R) from 9 am -4 pm. It’s $70 but students can attend for half price.

Local author and actor Clive Rosengren talks about his debut work, Murder Unscripted, at Bloomsbury Monday March 12 at 7 pm.

Eugene’s LJ Sellers, author of Secrets to Die For, Thrilled to Death, Passions of the Dead, Dying for Justice, Liars, Cheaters & Thieves, The Sex Club, The Baby Thief, The Gauntlet Assassin, and The Suicide Effect will read at Bookwagon, on Saturday, March 17 at 6 pm. And the next day, there is a free workshop on ePublishing Mystery and Crime Fiction at the Ashland Public Library, Sunday, March 18, from 12-4. Featured speakers are Tim Wohlforth, author of The Pink Tarantula, LJ Sellers, Midge Raymond and John Yunker of Ashland Creek Press,
Ken Lewis of Krill Press, and Michael Niemann, author of “Africa Always Needs guns,”
Both events are sponsored by Ashland Mystery.

And coming in April, Barry Lopez. More about that soon.

About Ed Battistella

Edwin Battistella’s latest book Sorry About That: The Language of Public Apology was released by Oxford University Press in June of 2014.
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