180 miles of Oregon coast travel: Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita,
Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City,
Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats & Florence.
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Author
Visits Central Oregon Coast
Oregon) – She’s the author of the famed “Lathe of Heaven”
book that was turned into a movie, and the winner of five Nebula Awards
and five Hugo awards. She already resides part time on the north Oregon
coast, but in October, she makes an appearance in Newport.
The Nye beach Writers’ Series will host world-renowned
author, Ursula K. Le Guin on Saturday, October 13. The reading will begin
at 7 p.m. at the Hatfield Marine Science Visitor Center Auditorium, 2020
SE Marine Science Drive, in Newport. Admission is $10, with tickets available
at the door; no advance sales.
Le Guin was born in Berkeley , California, the daughter
of Dr. Alfred and Theodora Kroeber Quinn. Le Guin's mother was a psychologist
and writer of children's stories. Her father was the head of UC-Berkeley's
Department of Anthropology, who published work on Native Americans.
Guin attended Radcliffe College, receiving her B.A. in 1951, and her master's
degree in romance languages from Columbia University in 1952. Her thesis
dealt with Romance Literatures of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, particularly
French. Le Guin studied on a Fulbright scholarship in France, where she
met Charles Le Guin, an historian. They married in 1953 and eventually
settled in Portland, Oregon, where they raised their three children.
Before publishing her first works of non-fiction, Le Guin
was an instructor of French at Mercer University, Georgia, in 1954 and
at University of Idaho, Moscow, in 1956. Le Guin's first short stories
appeared in the early 1960s. Since then, she has taught writing at Pacific
University, Forest Grove, University of Washington, Seattle , and Portland
State University. She has also taught in Melbourne , Australia, at the
University of Reading, England, the Indiana Writers Conference, University
of California , San Diego, and at Kenyon College, Tulane University.
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Le Guin's first fantasy tale, "April in Paris ,"
was published in Amazing Stories in 1962, and she made her debut as a
novelist in 1966 with Rocannon’s World. A simple listing of her
novels, science fiction, fantasy, children's books and books for young
adults, essays, poetry, translations, criticism, and the anthologies she's
edited would go on for pages. She's also written screenplays and collaborated
with composers to produce verbal texts for musicians, and voicetexts for
performance or recording. Some of her books have been adapted for television,
movies, and Japanese animated feature films.
most recent book, “Powers” - the third book of the Annals
of the Western Shore - was published this month. The September issue of
Harper's magazine includes her essay, "I Know What You Read Last
Summer," and in October, the American Opera Projects in New York
City will produce an excerpt from Stephen Andrew Taylor's opera Paradise
Lost, based on Le Guin's generation-ship novella "Paradises Lost,"
in The Birthday of the World.
Le Guin's numerous awards are five Hugos and the Gandalf Award; five Nebula
Awards, the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for fiction, a Pushcart Prize,
a National Book Award for the novel The Farthest Shore, a Newberry Silver
Medal, and the Harold D. Vursell Award. She received the Library of Congress
Living Legends award in the "Writers and Artists" category in
April 2000 for her significant contributions to America's cultural heritage,
and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Grand Master Award
in 2003. Le Guin was honored by The Washington Center for the Book for
her distinguished body of work with the Maxine Cushing Gray Fellowship
for Writers in October of 2006.
Copies of some of Le Guin's books will be available
for purchase and autographing at Le Guin's reading, courtesy of Ulrike
Bremer of Nye Beach Books. There will be no open mike at this special
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INTO LUXURY, HISTORY AT THE TIDES
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