Writers Ralph Salisbury & Aria Minu-Sepehr at Windfall Reading Series May 15

On Tuesday, May 15, at 5:30 p.m., the Downtown Eugene Public Library (10th and Olive) hosts writers Ralph Salisbury and Aria Minu-Sepehr at the Windfall Reading Series. Admission is free.

Ralph Salisbury has written 3 books of fiction and 10 collections of poems. His Rainbows of Stone was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award; Light from a Bullet Hole: Poems New & Selected 1950 – 2008 was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. His mixed Cherokee-Shawnee-Irish-English heritage, and the resulting stress and conflicts, are powerfully present in his work, within an underlying philosophy that reinforces the spirit of human goodness in its struggle against the evils of human failing.

Aria Minu-Sepehr’s memoir of growing up in Iran on the eve of the Revolution, We Heard the Heavens Then has just been selected as a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Memoir. The book “catches precisely the pulse of a country as it appears to hurl itself headlong into the abyss” (Salar Abdoh). Minu-Sepehr taught world and Middle Eastern literature at Susquehanna University, as well as directing the Forum for Middle East Awareness there.

The Windfall Reading Series is sponsored by Eugene Public Library, Lane Literary Guild, Friends of the Library, Eugene Public Library Foundation, and the Cultural Services Division of Lane Arts Council. Refreshments served at intermission.

For more information, contact Eugene Public Library: 541-682-5450 or www.eugene-or.gov/library.