CSWS symposium: “Common Ground: Land, Language, Story”

The Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon hosts the second annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium May 9-11, free and open to the public.

Held in cooperation with Eugene Pubic Library, the event, “Common Ground: Land, Language, Story,” headlines American Book Award winning author Ruth Ozeki, who will read from her latest novel and participate in two panel discussions

Other features include Northwest women writers participating in panels and leading workshops:

  • Thursday, May 9, 6 p.m., Erb Memorial Union (EMU) Fir Room, 1222 E. 13th Ave., Eugene: “Too Many P’s”? Personal, Political, Publics and Potatoes — a conversation about the politics of food and kinship with novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest Ruth Ozeki, based on her novel, “All Over Creation.”
  • Friday, May 10, 7 p.m., EMU Fir Room, 1222 E. 13th Ave. — a reading and book signing with Ozeki from her newest work, “A Tale for the Time Being.”
  • Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library (10th & Olive) — panel “Common Ground: Land, Language, Story” featuring writers Ozeki, Karen Holmberg, Karen Karbo, Theresa May and moderator Barbara Corrado Pope. There are 1:30 p.m. workshops featuring writers Cai Emmons, Debra Gwartney, Cecelia Hagen, Evelyn Hess and Lauren Kessler.

Space is limited for the Saturday afternoon workshops. Register by calling Eugene Public Library at 541-682-5450 (press 2).

- by UO Office of Strategic Communications