[Libs-Or] Books Published to Benefit Eastern Oregon Libraries
City of Hermiston Public Library
library at hermiston.or.us
Mon Dec 14 09:51:02 PST 2009
Subject: Books Published to Benefit Eastern Oregon Libraries
*Creative Writing Book and Regional Anthology Published to Benefit
Oregon Libraries *
Two books have been published by Libraries of Eastern
(LEO) with proceeds to benefit area public libraries.
Celebrating eastern Oregon, LEO’s 226-page *A Sense
Place: An Eastern Oregon Anthology* is a collection of poems, essays
short stories by several dozen residents across the 15 rural counties
by the nonprofit.
The anthology portrays the many concepts of place and
reflects how the theme resonates in one’s experiences and thought.
collection includes 125 juried works selected from nearly 500 entries.
Lawson Inada, Oregon’s poet laureate, stated, “These voices rise
resound, rejoicing in the splendor of the land. Thank you, Eastern
LEO’s *Writing Home: Notes on the History and Literature of the
West,* is a 67-page thought-provoking book intended to inspire persons
all ages to write from the experience of place. It was developed by
Oregon writing instructor and poet Rob Whitbeck. The book includes an
extensive bibliography for related reading.
Both books have a full color cover featuring original oil paintings by
nationally-recognized Fossil artist Daniel Robinson, featured on
Public Radio and art exhibits in Portland and Boston.
The anthology and writing book have been printed by Maverick
Bend. Each book has a matte finish and read-able spine.
Proceeds from both books will be placed in a special
LEO to pay for community programs at libraries across the region. LEO
public libraries in Baker, Crook, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Lake,
Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco and Wheeler. Nearly
the public libraries in the region are without resources in their
budgets for community programs and several still operate at less than
per capita per year - or less than the cost of one hardcover book.
The anthology is priced at $12.95 and the creative
book at $9.95. Both are sold on line at the LEO website and through
public libraries in eastern Oregon.
Each book has been made possible through LEO’s “A
Place” series of programs in the arts, sciences and humanities,
part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (www.imls.gov).
LEO serves public libraries in Baker, Crook, Gilliam,
Harney, Jefferson, Lake, Sherman, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union,
Wasco and Wheeler counties. For further information, please contact
Craig, LEO executive director at leolibraries at gmail.com or see
Hermiston Public Library
235 E Gladys Avenue
Hermiston, OR 97838
library at hermiston.or.us
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