Lane Community Writers Series / 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 2, 2017 / Room 421, LCC Downtown Campus / 101 West 10th Avenue, Eugene OR

Cai Emmons — Lauren Kessler — Tim Whitsel

Cai Emmons is the author of the novels His Mother’s Son and The Stylist. Her most recently completed novel, Weather Woman, forthcoming in 2018, is about a meteorologist who discovers she has the power to change the weather. Formerly a playwright and screenwriter, her short work has appeared in such publications as TriQuarterly, Narrative, and Arts and Culture, among others. She teaches in the University of Oregon’s Creative Writing Program.

 Lauren Kessler is an award-winning author, an immersion reporter, blogger, long-distance biker, barre-fly, and quadruple Aries. She is the author of nine works of narrative nonfiction, including Raising the Barre, Counterclockwise, My Teenage Werewolf, Dancing with Rose, and Stubborn Twig. Her books have been BookSense selections, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times bestsellers, Wall Street Journal and People magazine “best” selections, Pacific Northwest Book Award winners and Oregon Book Award winners.  She was twice a guest on the David Letterman Show.

 Tim Whitsel lives outside Springfield, Oregon. He is passionate about western rivers, jazz, wine and words. For six years, he directed Windfall, a monthly reading series at the Eugene Public Library. He won first prize at the 2013 Northwest Poets’ Concord. He has been honored with two artist residencies at PLAYA. He can be heard reading his poems on His book WISH MEAL was published by Airlie Press in October 2016. A recent poem “Western Summer” is included in The Absence of Something Specified, an anthology of poems about drought. 

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