The Windfall Reading Series: Zachary Schomburg & Amanda Powell


By Ryan Nagel

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

March 15, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Location: Eugene Public Library

Phone: 541-682-5450


Event Description

On Tuesday, March 15, at 5:30 p.m., the Windfall Reading Series will feature Oregon writers Zachary Schomburg and Amanda Powell. Meet and hear the writers in person, with authors' works available for purchase and signing. Admission and refreshments are free.

Zachary Schomburg is the author of "Scary, No Scary," a finalist for an Oregon Book Award for poetry. The Huffington Post writes that he "is possibly the man who will save poetry for all of those readers who are about to give up on the genre. 'Scary, No Scary' is both funny and ridiculously original." His other works include "The Man Suit"; a DVD of poem-films, "Little Blind Thing"; and a forthcoming book, "Viking," being published by McSweeney's. Schomburg lives in Portland, where he co-edits Octopus Magazine and Octopus Books.

Amanda Powell teaches Spanish and Latin American literature and translation at the University of Oregon. Her most recent translation project is a "A Cat on His Own Behalf (El gato de sí mismo)," a charmingly satiric novel by Uriel Quesada that represents a breakthrough in Latin American fiction for its direct focus on homosexuality and homophobia. Powell is also currently researching the widespread 17th-century European fashion of love poems written by women, to women. Her own poems have been widely published, and she has received awards for poetry and translation from the Massachusetts Poetry Foundation, the Oregon Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Windfall Reading Series is co-sponsored by Eugene Public Library, Lane Literary Guild, Friends of the Library, the Eugene Public Library Foundation, and the Lane Arts Council with support from the City of Eugene Cultural Services Division.

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