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February 2017
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Webster Young

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloomsbury Books,
290 E. Main St. Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Webster Young discusses Luxuries of Unharried Time

The Luxuries of Unharried Time is about a musical career, with roughly half of it set in Ashland, Oregon in the 1980’s and 90’s, where the author helped found “Ballet in the Park” and won an Oregon Arts Commission Award. In this book, composer Webster Young recalls three […]

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Webster Young

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloomsbury Books,
290 E. Main St. Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Webster Young discusses The Little Flowers of the Desert Brothers

The Little Flowers of the Desert Brothers is a collection of true anecdotes and stories, many having an allegorical and mystical aspect, reported from various monasteries of the American West. The anecdotes form a tapestry that is unlike anything that has appeared before on the […]

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Adult Coloring

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloomsbury Books,
290 E. Main St. Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Free Evening Adult Coloring Event!

Chickadee Creative Coloring, a Medford based adult coloring book Publisher, present their two publications: Creatures of the Deep Coloring Book for Adults, and Wild Women Adult Coloring Book. Each of the books contains 24 hand-drawn illustrations by two Southern Oregon University students. We hope you explore each page and make […]

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Barry Kraft

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloomsbury Books,
290 E. Main St. Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Reading of Poetry by Barry Kraft

Poems, old and new, centered on the subjects of love and romance, will be read by actor, author and poetry lover, Barry Kraft.

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Peter Gibb

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloomsbury Books,
290 E. Main St. Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Peter Gibb discusses King of Doubt

Ashland author, teacher and memoir coach, Peter Gibb, will conduct a dramatic “performance art” reading from his multiple award-winning memoir, King of Doubt.

King of Doubt is the true story of how a small boy inadvertently trades his soul to the devil. Peter pays the price for decades, winding […]

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Patricia Florin

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloomsbury Books,
290 E. Main St. Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Patricia Florin discusses A Life Let Go: A Memoir and Five Birth Mother Stories of Closed Adoption

When pregnant at fifteen, her family hid her in their home and arranged to have the baby adopted. For sixteen years she kept the secret. Then a phone call—the daughter she’d given up was looking for her.

In […]

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March 2017
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Eli Jaxon-Bear

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloomsbury Books,
290 E. Main St. Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Eli Jaxon-Bear discusses Wake Up and Roar: Satsang with Papaji

Wake Up and Roar offers the reader an opportunity to awaken, here and now, regardless of background, practice, or personal circumstance. Blending humor, logic, and eye-opening storytelling, Papaji extends a gracious wisdom that speaks to the earnest seeker investigating the nature of mind, enlightenment, and […]

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Victor Lodato

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloomsbury Books,
290 E. Main St. Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Victor Lodato discusses Edgar and Lucy

Edgar and Lucy is a page-turning literary masterpiece—a stunning examination of family love and betrayal. Eight-year-old Edgar Fini has survived a terrible accident, of which he remembers nothing. When Edgar meets a man with his own tragic story, the boy begins a journey into a secret wilderness where nothing […]

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Beckie Elgin

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloomsbury Books,
290 E. Main St. Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Beckie Elgin discusses Journey: The Amazing Story of OR-7

All ages are invited to join author Beckie Elgin for a discussion about wolves and a reading from her book, Journey: The Amazing Story of OR-7, the Oregon Wolf that Made History.

After traveling thousands of miles, Journey settled in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest along […]

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Kate Riley

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloomsbury Books,
290 E. Main St. Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Kate Riley discusses Launching Vee’s Chariot: An End of Life Tale

Author Kate Riley will read excerpts from her book, Launching Vee’s Chariot: An End-of-Life Tale. Kate encourages her audiences to raise questions about the intimate bond formed with Vee, her mother, as she neared the end of her life. As an international story consultant, […]

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Rabbi David Zaslow

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloomsbury Books,
290 E. Main St. Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Rabbi David Zaslow discusses Reimagining Exodus – A Story of Freedom

The biblical Exodus is the most influential freedom story ever told. It has served as both an inspiration for Puritans, American revolutionaries, abolitionists, Mormons, the modern civil rights movement, and revolutionaries the world over. In Jewish tradition, the Exodus is also applied to the […]

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April 2017
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Stephen Gray

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloomsbury Books,
290 E. Main St. Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Stephen Gray discusses Cannabis and Spirituality In the authoritative new book Cannabis and Spirituality: An Explorer’s Guide to an Ancient Plant Spirit Ally, editor Stephen Gray and 17 other influential voices reveal the remarkable potential of cannabis as a spiritual medicine when used skillfully with intention. Stephen will speak about the key ideas in the […]

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Barry Kraft

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloomsbury Books,
290 E. Main St. Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Poetry Reading with Barry Kraft Barry will be reading some of his favorite selections from centuries of poems that celebrate Nature and the natural world!

 

All events are FREE and open to the public.

Books available for purchase at the event or contact Bloomsbury at 541-488-0029 or bloomsburyashland@gmail.com to order a copy.

 

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Poetry Reading with Pepper Trail, Amy Miller, Quinton Hallett, Laura LeHew and Catherine McGuire

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloomsbury Books,
290 E. Main St. Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Poetry Reading with Pepper Trail, Amy Miller, Quinton Hallett, Laura LeHew and Catherine McGuire The reading will feature contributors to a new anthology called The Absence of Something Specified. This collection contains variations on the broad theme of drought. According to the introduction, “Drought has become an everyday word, and as we cope with the […]

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Susan Conrad

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloomsbury Books,
290 E. Main St. Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Susan Conrad discusses her book Inside : One Woman’s Journey Through the Inside Passage

INSIDE: One Woman’s Journey Through the Inside Passage is a Northwest story, about landscapes that are still rugged and untamed, about finding solitude in a world designed not to grant it, and about finding a strong connection to the natural environment, […]

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Applegate Poets

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloomsbury Books,
290 E. Main St. Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Poetry Reading with The Applegate Poets –

Paul Tipton, Lynette Bullard, David Shiah, Beate Foit, Anna Elkin, Christen Weber and Tressi Albee

The Applegate Poets came together almost three years ago with the encouragement of Lawson Inada, former Poet Laureate of Oregon, who visited the Applegate Valley during Poetry Month in 2014. Some of the […]

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Carlos Reyes and Vince Wixon

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloomsbury Books,
290 E. Main St. Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Poetry Reading with Carlos Reyes and Vince Wixon

Poet and translator Carlos Reyes lives in Portland, Oregon. He is a traveler and whether he journeys to Alaska, Ecuador, France, India, Ireland. Panama, or Spain, those travels inform his poetry. Latest publications: Pomegranate, Sister of the Heart (2012), Poemas de amor y locura / Poems of […]

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Poetry Reading with More of The Applegate Poets

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloomsbury Books,
290 E. Main St. Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Poetry Reading with More of The Applegate Poets –

Lisa Baldwin, Jane Rubin, Haley May, Ni Aodagain, Diana Coogle, Joan Peterson and Kristi Cowles

The Applegate Poets came together almost three years ago with the encouragement of Lawson Inada, former Poet Laureate of Oregon, who visited the Applegate Valley during Poetry Month in 2014. […]

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Poetry Reading with Heather Altfeld, Troy Jollimore and Allan Peterson

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloomsbury Books,
290 E. Main St. Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Poetry Reading with Heather Altfeld, Troy Jollimore and Allan Peterson

Heather Altfeld’s first book, “The Disappearing Theatre” won the Poets at Work Book Prize, selected by Stephen Dunn. Her poems appear in Narrative Magazine, Pleiades, ZYZZYVA, Poetry Northwest, and others. She won the 2015 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry with Nimrod International Magazine of Poetry […]

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