Lane Community Writers Series / 5:30 p.m., Thursday, December 7, 2017 / Room 421, LCC Downtown Campus / 101 West 10th Avenue, Eugene OR

Valerie J. Brooks — Howard W. Robertson — Tom Titus

Valerie J. Brooks received an Elizabeth George Foundation grant and has published in France, a Love Story: Women Write About the French Experience and in Scent of Cedars: Promising Writers from the Pacific Northwest.  She served as Associate Fiction Editor on Northwest Review and co-founded Willamette Writers Speakers Series.  Currently, she is finishing a neo-noir trilogy.  The first two installments “Revenge in Paris” and “Portland Prey” are available at all ebook stores.  She is also working on Vida Flats, a memoir.  

Howard W. Robertson is a poet and fiction writer who lives in Eugene, Oregon.  He has written ten books of poems and three books of fiction.  His writing has won numerous prizes, has been published in many literary journals, and has been anthologized often.  His latest novel, Love in the Cretaceous, is a love story set in a dinosaur park in Oregon a hundred years in the future.  It’s been named a Book Excellence Award Finalist.  Publishers Weekly calls the novel “rollicking, fresh, engaging, offbeat, zany, memorable.”

Tom Titus is a writer, runner, gardener, grandfather, and seeker of wild things and wise quiet spaces. He pays the mortgage as a research biologist and instructor at the University of Oregon. His memoir Blackberries in July: A Forager’s Field Guide to Inner Peace is a paean to Oregon, a year-long chronology of the hunting and gathering of his spirit.  Tom’s writings have appeared in Oregon Quarterly magazine and in the anthology Forest Under Story.

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