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Whether you are trying to publish a few poems or an entire book, this one-hour presentation by Amy Miller will provide you with the tips, resources, and tough-love advice you need. Don’t miss this free event on October 16, 4-5 pm in the library’s Meese Room (LIB 305).

With so many ways to get published these days—print, online, journals, blogs, traditional and self-publishing—it’s easy to get overwhelmed when deciding where to send your poetry. Amy Miller, a longtime book editor, can help guide your way. Miller’s poetry has appeared in more than 100 literary journals, numerous anthologies, and 11 chapbooks. She won the Cultural Center of Cape Cod National Poetry Competition, as well as the Jack Grapes Poetry Prize and Whiskey Island Award. Miller currently works as the publications project manager for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

As part of the Friends of Hannon Library Speaker Series, this event is event is free and open to the public. Attendees can get free campus parking for this event by visiting any campus parking meter and using this code: FHL1016. For more information, contact Hannon Library at libraryevents@sou.edu or 541-552-6816.

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April 9-15 is National Library Week!

Take a moment to show the libraries in your life how much you care about them. And remember, sometimes the simplest ways are the best ways to give your support.

Here are some things you can do this week to show Hannon Library your appreciation:

  • Check out some of the great books in our collections
  • Thank a librarian or staff member for their work
  • Complete the Library User Survey sent to your SOU email
  • Stop by the Spring Book Sale this week and fuel your love for books
  • Post to our Facebook or Twitter page to tell us what you like about Hannon Library
  • Attend an event, like this upcoming talk on Shakespeare by Geoff Ridden
  • Become a Friends of Hannon Library member
  • Donate to help fund our services and collections
  • Spend some time in the library and just enjoy the space
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Photo by Steven Dominguez

Is Shakespeare sacred?

Geoff Ridden, an academic and performer, will explore this question with his upcoming talk, Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way: Playing with Shakespeare.

April 13, 2017
4-5 pm
Meese Room, Hannon Library
SOU Campus

Geoff Ridden is the Artist Director of the Classic Readings Theatre Company, which specializes in presenting readings of adaptations of Shakespeare plays. He will share intriguing facts about these adaptations, illustrating his talk with examples from the various productions he’s been involved with. Ridden will tackle questions of why Shakespeare’s works have been adapted, and with what results.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Hannon Library as part of their 2016-17 Speaker Series. The presentation is free and open to all. Get free meter parking for this event by visiting any campus parking meter and using this code: FHL0413.

For more information, contact Hannon Library Administration at libraryevents@sou.edu or 541-552-6816.

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Local artist and author Betty LaDuke presents “Paintbrush Harvest”, with stories and paintings from the vibrant local food movement taking place in Southern Oregon.

Thursday, February 9
4:00 PM
Hannon Library, Meese Room

Paintbrush Harvest will draw on LaDuke’s history, artwork, and her connection to small farms and the local food movement. This presentation is part of the 2016-17 speaker series sponsored by the Friends of Hannon Library, and is free and open to the public. Get free campus parking for this event by going to any campus parking meter and using this code: FHL0209

About the Speaker:

Betty LaDuke is a renowned artist with strong ties to Southern Oregon University. Her artwork has been exhibited multiple times at Hannon Library and the Schneider Museum of Art. She has even taught as an art instructor at the university from 1964 to 1996.

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LaDuke is also known for her engagement with social issues and cultural awareness. Her recent book, Bountiful Harvest: From Land to Table from White Cloud Press, takes inspiration from her personal experience with agriculture workers. In 2010, LaDuke was invited to spend time with the men and women who harvest the orchard, vineyards, and farms in Southern Oregon. She listened to their stories and was inspired to create vibrant paintings that capture the spirit of the fields and orchards.

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Bountiful Harvest is available at Hannon Library, call number N8217.A49 L33 2015
ISBN-13: 978-1940468-26-6
White Cloud Press (January 2016)
www.whitecloudpress.com

Join the Friends of Hannon Library for this 20th annual poetry reading in honor of William Stafford:

January 19, 2017
7:oo-9:00 PM
Hannon Library, Meese Room

Every year, the Friends of Hannon Library honor the work of William Stafford, former Oregon Poet Laureate, with a night of poetic readings. This year’s event begins with an original music composition by Todd Barton, played by Alexander Tutunov, followed by readings from local poets: Alma Rosa Alvarez, Jim Bronson, Angela Decker, Leo Decker, Morgan Hunt, Jay Schroeder, and Michael Spring. Attendees are also welcome to participate by reading their favorite Stafford poem.

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This event is sponsored by the Friends of Hannon Library and is free and open to the public. Get free campus parking for this event by going to any campus parking meter and using this code: FHL0119

For more information, contact Hannon Library at 541-552-6816 or libraryevents@sou.edu.

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