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Thirty-Five Days

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

THIRTY-FIVE DAYS by Ursula K. Le Guin In answer to a letter about the continuing occupation of the Malheur Refuge headquarters, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley wrote me, “Despite [the recent arrest of several militants], the armed takeover of the wildlife … Continue reading

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Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin Kickstarter campaign

Kickstarter campaign for Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, a documentary by Arwen Curry. Continue reading

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Ursula and Ruby the Vulture

Ruby and Me by Ursula K. Le Guin These pictures are of Ruby and me at the thirty-fifth Wild Arts Festival, an annual craft fair and book sale for the Portland Audubon Society. I attend to sign books for the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Ursula!

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On the occasion of Ursula K. Le Guin’s 86th birthday, her colleagues at BVC wish her a very happy birthday, and many more!

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Concerning a Wilderness

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Concerning a Wilderness by Ursula K. Le Guin I spoke briefly last week at a celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Steens Mountain Wilderness, October 2, 2015, in Portland, held by the Oregon Natural Desert Association. Getting an area … Continue reading

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Navigating the Ocean of Story, Session 1, Part 5

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Navigating the Ocean of Story Session 1, Part 5 By Ursula K. Le Guin Alper: A lot of times, when I am writing or thinking a story, a scene just pops up. The scene seems powerful, touching, or somehow important, … Continue reading

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Navigating the Ocean of Story, Session 1 Part 4

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Navigating the Ocean of Story By Ursula K. Le Guin Session 1, Part 4   Hannah: I started writing my only, unpublished, novel after retiring in 2006… I have 3 protagonists, one of whom, Norman, I started not liking, then … Continue reading

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Navigating the Ocean of Story: Session 1, Part 3

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Navigating the Ocean of Story By Ursula K. Le Guin Session One, continued: Part Three Selected from questions 80-97. Jordan: The characters I create, while full of intrigue in my original mental conception of them, lose their life as their … Continue reading

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Navigating the Ocean of Story: Session 1, Continued

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Selected from questions 51-97. They aren’t in order as they came in, because I am grouping questions with a common or similar subject together. Roccie: My question concerns the backstory. I find one of the hardest things to do is … Continue reading

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Navigating the Ocean of Story – Session 1

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NAVIGATING THE OCEAN OF STORY SESSION 1. Selected from questions 1-50 (in order as they came in). Laura: …. ‘Genre’ provides useful hand-holds for readers, but I work across academic and fiction genres and one complaint (aside from the ‘you … Continue reading

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