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Book Notes: Literary events around Lane County

Register-Guard - 3/1/2020

Events

Monday, March 2

Seuss Night -- The annual event will feature Dr. Seuss stories, cupcakes and a free book for each child who attends. Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. 6 p.m. Free. 541-269-1101 or coosbaylibrary.org.

Saturday, March 7

Sensory Storytime -- Sensory Storytime is designed for children ages 2 to 8 who experience sensory needs, have developmental delays or are on the autism spectrum. Sign up for each session starting one week in advance. Eugene Public Library -- downtown branch, 100 W. 10th Ave.3 p.m. Free. 541-682-5450 or eugene-or.gov/library.

Sunday, March 15

Cascade Writing Contest -- The 2020 Cascade Writing Contest, sponsored by the Oregon Christian Writers, is open through March 15. Each entry will be reviewed by three preliminary judges with feedback provided to every contestant. The final three in each category will be submitted to top professionals the field of Christian writing and publication for judging. Winners will be announced at the OCW Cascade Writing Contest Awards at 7 p.m.Aug. 19 at the Red Lion on the River Hotel in Portland. You do not need to be an OCW member to enter. oregonchristianwriters.org/cascade-writing-contest.

Author event

Friday, March 6

Author talk -- Oregon author Sue DeMarinis' second novel, the historical fiction "The Station Master's Wife," is based on what she discovered about a family as she researched her original Ashland Victorian home. DeMarinis will present a reading and slideshow of the real characters and places in the novel. Springfield Public Library, 225 Fifth St, Springfield. 2 p.m. Free. 541-726-3766.

Saturday, March 7

Author talk -- Ashland author Sue DeMarinis will talk about her book, "The Station Master's Wife: A Scandalous Life Exposed." A historical novel set in Oregon from the late 1800's through the 1920s, the story includes "pioneers, railroad men, and the women who held everything together through daily life and the scandals hidden beneath." Eugene Public Library -- downtown branch, 100 W. 10th Ave.2 p.m. Free. 541-682-5450 or eugene-or.gov/library.

Thursday, March 12

Author talk -- Will Falk, a lawyer, environmental activists and author of "How Dams Fall," will speak. Falk was involved in a groundbreaking lawsuit seeking personhood and rights of nature for the Colorado River. Roseburg Public Library, 1409 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg. 6 p.m. Free. 541-492-7050 or ityofroseburg.org/departments/library.

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