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August 2018

The Sloth Storytelling Open Mic

August 16 • 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:15pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Atrium Building, 99 W. 10th Ave. Eugene United States + Google Map

True stories, told live, by the people who have lived them. Come to listen, or to share the story that's burning to be told! Check The Sloth's Facebook page for the weekly story prompt, but we do encourage you to tell what's meaningful, juicy and timely for you. Sign up to tell your story at 7:15pm. Show starts at 7:30pm, sharp, and is followed (after a short break) by No Shame Theatre's weekly theatre workshop (approximately 8:30pm).

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Altruism Book Study Group at Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Institute

August 21 • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 16, 2018

Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Institute, 477 E. 40th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405 United States
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Over a ten-week course starting Tuesday, August 14 at 6 pm, we will read through Matthieu Ricard's 700-page tome  "Altruism the Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World" and meet at Saraha each week (Tuesdays at 6) to discuss our findings and strategize ways to enact its message in our lives.  Attending the weekly reading assignment, there will be weekly homework on this book. Everyone welcome, mid-course drop-ins welcome, free attendance, pls procure and bring your own book, available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Altruism-Power-Compassion-Change-Yourself/dp/031620823X For…

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Book reading by local Eugene author

August 24 • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Local Eugene author Kyle Yamada will read an excerpt and sign copies of his first novel, Metanid Convergence. The event will take place at the Knight Library browsing room at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 24th. Metanid Convergence is the story of Cassie, a teenage hacker, who must save herself and the world from an artificial intelligence gone bad. Her technophobic grandfather is the only person she can trust to help solve the riddle that holds the key to her…

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Stoke Your Woke Circle Session

August 27 • 7:00 pm
Mudra Yoga, 199 E 5th Ave, 33
Eugene, 97403
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Is the weight of the world dragging you down? Ready to engage on a deeper level? Join in a facilitated community discussion led by the authors of Stoke Your Woke Interactive Journal, Carol Delmonico and Casey Davis. During this event you will explore timely questions with thought-provoking prompts and quotes. You will connect with others through writing, listening, and sharing. This is an opportunity to deepen community conversations and explore ways to create a world that works for all. $15. Pre-register…

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September 2018

The Goldfish that Barked

September 6 • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Stellaria Building, 150 Shelton-McMurphey Blvd.
Eugene, 97401
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We all start off as mere goldfish trapped in cubicles being circled by sharks.  We long to make the leap into a much larger ocean by becoming the big fish we know we can be, but how? How do we distinguish ourselves in an ocean of mediocracy? How do we compete in a world of global competition? How do we survive surrounded by predators? How do we reach self-actualization by being the best at what we are called to do?…

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Noah Strycker: Birder at Large Book Presentation & Signing

September 19 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, 303 Willamette Street
Eugene, 97401
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Noah Stryker, Birder at Large, will be giving a presentation about his year-long birding trip at SMJ House on September 19th. The presentation will begin at 6 pm. Seating is limited to 25. After the presentation, Noah will be available to sign his book and discuss his work. This event is free to the public, but a $5 donation is requested to contribute to future programming.

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Wordcrafters’ Reading Like a Writer Series with B.A.Brock

September 19 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, 303 Willamette Street
Eugene, 97401
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Join B.A. Brock on September 19 as he discusses Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller When: Third Wednesday of the Month from 7:00-9:00 pm > Free and open to the public (suggested donation $5) > Bring your own beverage (attendees under 21 will not be permitted to drink alcohol) Where: Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, 303 Willamette *** Arrive early to take a self-tour around the house*** > To get to the house, drive up Pearl St. and turn onto Third…

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Author Jane Kirkpatrick to Speak in Eugene

September 19 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Paul Catholic Church Parish Hall, 1201 Satre St.
Eugene, 97401
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New York Times best selling author, Jane Kirkpatrick, will present "Frontier Faith & Courage" at St. Paul Catholic Church in Eugene.  In her humorous manner, the Bend, Oregon writer will show the abiding faith and courage of pioneering women of the mid 1800's.  The event will be held at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, September 19, 2018 in the church Parish Hall at 1201 Satre Street in Eugene and is open to the public.   Jane's newest book, "Everything She Didn't Say"  and…

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Jane Kirkpatrick Talk and Book Signing

September 19 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Paul Parish, 1201 Satre St.
Eugene, 97401
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New York Times best selling author, Jane Kirkpatrick, will present "Frontier Faith & Courage" at St. Paul Parish in Eugene on Sept. 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm.  Living near Bend, Oregon, Jane has written 27 novels based on real historical people and events as Oregon was formed in the mid 1850's.  Her latest book, Everything She Didn't Say, will be released September 4 and will be available for purchase and autographing.  Tickets are $10.00 and will be available at the…

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Film & Creative Writing Workshop for Teen Girls

September 25 • 7:00 pm - October 30 • 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 30, 2018

Emerald Art Center, 500 Main Street Springfield United States + Google Map

Digital Storytelling of the Pacific Northwest is an arts-based education program that teaches teen girls how to make their own short, personal narratives using creative writing and video.  Our teen girls’ workshop empowers young women to find their voices though filmmaking and literary art. During the six-week workshop, each student writes, films, edits and produces several short films.

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Florence Festival of Books

September 28 • 7:00 pm - September 29 • 7:00 pm

FFOB is an event that welcomes anyone who loves books! When you visit, you will have the chance to meet more than 80 authors and publishers and buy books. We also hope you will join us for an evening conversation with New York Times best-selling author Amy Stewart.

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October 2018

Behind the Book: Fight or Flight–YA Action and Thriller Conference

October 12 • 5:00 pm - October 13 • 10:00 pm

Join authors Fonda Lee, Stephanie Kuehn, J.C. Geiger, and Bill Cameron for Wordcrafters' 2018 Conference, Behind the Book: Fight or Flight, an event for writers and fans of Young Adult adventure stories and psychological thrillers. Featuring a Friday keynote as well as classes by Fonda Lee, award-winning sci-fi and fantasy author of five science fiction novels including Zeroboxer, Exo, and the gangster fantasy, Green Bone Saga; as well as classes and Saturday's keynote by Stephanie Kuehn, the critically acclaimed author of four young adult novels, including Charm &…

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Wordcrafters’ Reading Like a Writer Series with Gina Oschner

October 17 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, 303 Willamette Street
Eugene, 97401
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Join Gina Oschner as she discusses Tinkers by Paul Harding! When: October 17 from 7:00-9:00 pm > Free and open to the public (suggested donation $5) > Bring your own beverage (attendees under 21 will not be permitted to drink alcohol) Where: Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, 303 Willamette *** Arrive early to take a self-tour around the house*** > To get to the house, drive up Pearl St. and turn onto Third following the signs. > Limited parking is available…

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