Discover the amazing literary legacy of Ursula Le Guin on Tuesday, March 12 at Fishtrap. Eastern Oregon University professor Nancy Knowles leads a discussion on Le Guin’s prolific career as a novelist, poet, children’s book author, and essayist. Panelists include author Bette Husted of Pendleton, Mary Swanson from The Bookloft, and Josephy Library director, Rich Wandschneider. The event takes place 7:00pm. Snacks and beverages provided.
Oregon author, Ursula K. Le Guin is most often associated with her classic Earthsea fantasy series but this only scratches the surface of her prolific literary output scanning both decades and genres. The conversation will touch on how Le Guin’s interest in sociology, anthropology, psychology, feminism, environmentalism, anarchism, and Taoism informed her writing. See a full bibliography of Le Guin’s work at Fishtrap.org.
“Beyond Earthsea” was originally scheduled for March but winter snow and road closures led to a rescheduling of this special event. Fishtrap encourages the public to attend what is bound to be a memorable discussion on the life, works, and legacy of one of Oregon’s most prolific and respected authors.
The Big Read broadens our understanding of the world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Every winter, Fishtrap celebrates one great work of literature by providing events, discussions, and free books to Wallowa County schools, libraries, and community members. The program is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts and is supported locally by neighborhood businesses and individual donations. Special thanks to community sponsors Community Bank, Pacific Power, Wallowa County Cultural Trust Coalition, The Bookloft, and the Oregon Arts Commission.
Learn more about A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula Le Guin, and The Big Read at fishtrap.org