Our Guest for the September show was writer and publisher Tod Davies. She is the author of Snotty Saves the Day and Lily the Silent, both from The History of Arcadia series, and the cooking memoirs Jam Today: A Diary of Cooking With What You’ve Got and Jam Today Too: The Revolution Will Not Be Catered. She is the editorial director and publisher of Exterminating Angel Press and has worked as a screenwriter, film and television producer, social activist, radio show host, actor, and amateur cook.

Here are the events we mentioned at the beginning of the program.

  • Weisinger Family Winery has begun a monthly series of literary presentations featuring authors from the State of Jefferson, Friday Words and Wine.  Tonight, aug. 22, features Molly Best Tinsley reading from her book Broken Angels.  3150 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland  541-488-5989)
  • On September 5 from 7-8, Bloomsbury Books in Ashland, will host a reading by Port Townsend poet and memoirist, Sheila Bender, and Jonah Bornstein, of the Ashland. Sheila's memoir, A New Theology, explores poetry as a path to healing from loss. Rumor has it that Jonah will unveil a portion of a memoir-in-progress.
    Join us for the September 5th Annual Music at the Mill - this year with Hamfist!  The evening includes dinner, drinks, great music in a great venue and an auction with one-of-a-kind and all proceeds benefit the Eagle Point Friends of the Library.  $25 per ticket - tickets are available at the venue or in advance at the Butte Creek Mill in Eagle Point.
  • At the Ashland public library: On Saturday, August 23, 10:30 am – 12 noon Gay Bradshaw will give a reading from her children’s book Elephant Letters and talk about work on restoring elephants’ lives and lands.
  • And on Wednesday, August 27, 2:00 – 3:45 pm the Ashland Public Library will sponsor a free Movie titled Cesar Chavez.  2014 biography of the civil rights activist and labor organizer. Rated PG-13.
  • Also in September Chautauqua Poets & Writers invites you to a workshop by Peter Sears, Oregon Poet Laureate  called “Ways of Revising” Saturday, September 13, 2014, 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Ashland Public Library. The Cost: $20 and it’s limited to limit: 20 participants
  • Congratulations to Mary Z. Maher and Alan Armstrong on the recent publications of their book Oregon Shakespeare Festival Actors: Telling the Story in which they interview a baker’s dozen Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors talking about their process and telling some behind the scene stories as well.
  • And don’t forget the Ashland Book and Author Fair, September 20 at the SOU Hannon Library.

 

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