Other Reading Series
For current readings, visit the Calendar
Sponsored by the Lane Literary Guild:
When: The last Sunday of each month between September and May
Where: River Road Park Annex, 1055 River Road, Eugene
Time: 4:30–6:00 PM
Website: River Road Reading Series and on Facebook
Contact: Joan Dobbie
The River Road Reading Series (RRRS) showcases local and regional authors (and an occasional guest). Delicious refreshments are served and authors' books, broadsides and CDs are available for purchase. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Lane Literary Guild.
Springfield Poetry Series
When: The first Tuesdays of April and October
Where: The Emerald Art Center, 500 E. Main St., Springfield
Time: 7:00–8:30 PM
Contact: Carter McKenzie and Jenny Root
The Springfield Poetry Series celebrates the voices of poets from Springfield and Eugene, as well as from other regions in the Northwest and parts of the United States. In its 15th year, the series continues to expand its range of featured readers, committed to including poets whose work has not been shared at the series before. The Springfield Poetry Series is currently co-hosted by local poets Jenny Root and Carter McKenzie. It is co-sponsored by the Lane Literary Guild and the Oregon Poetry Association. Light refreshments included, free and open to the public.
Additional Local Readings and Open Mics:
When: The 2nd Sunday of each month
Where: Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 1163 Valley River Dr., Eugene
Time: 3:00–5:00 PM
Website: Burnin' Down the Barnes
Contact: C. Steven Blue & Charles Castle
Now entering its fourth season, each month BURNIN' DOWN THE BARNES features 2–3 authors reading for an extended time from their work, and offers an open mic to the audience. Free, open to the public.
When: The second Friday of the month
Where: Spectrum, W. Broadway, Eugene
Time: 7–10 PM, doors at 6 PM, sign up 6:30
Admission: $5, suggested. open to all ages.
When: The first Thursday of the month
Where: Lane Community College, downtown Eugene campus, Room 421
Time: 5:30 PM
Contact: Howard Robertson
The Lane Community Writers Series is a monthly series exclusively dedicated to providing a venue for writers living in Lane County, Oregon, or in a county that shares a border with Lane County. Readings are free and open to the public. Videos of the readings are placed on the Internet so that these local performances may be seen and heard around the world for years to come.