Ursula K. Le Guin

Schedule of Public Appearances — 2012

Interviews, Readings & Signings

Please check with venues for last-minute changes.

  • Saturday, January 14, 2012, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
    Ursula K. Le Guin & Eleanor Berry
    George Fox University
    Hoover Academic Building, Room 105
    Newberg, OR

    Ursula K. Le Guin, a profilic author whose books have been finalists for the American Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, will join fellow Oregon author Eleanor Berry to read poetry and interact with the audience.

    The event is a follow-up to the university’s William Stafford celebration hosted last January, in honor of the former U.S. poet laureate and Oregon poet laureate whose life and works exemplified a quest for peace and truth. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
  • Friday, January 20, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
    Kaul Auditorium, Reed College
    3203 SE Woodstock Boulevard
    Portland, OR 97202

    Hearing Voices
    World premiere of Paradises Lost, a chamber opera by Stephen Taylor, based on the novella by Ursula K. Le Guin.

    Plus poets Matthew and Michael Dickman joining the Third Anglers in rhyme and rhythm, accompanied by an original score by Nalin Silva.
  • 16 February 2012, 7:00 p.m.
    Poetry Reading
    Ursula Le Guin, Molly Gloss, Noel Hanlon, and More!
    Annie Bloom’s Books
    7834 SW Capitol Hwy
    Portland, Oregon
    97219-2466 USA
  • Saturday, March 24, 2012
    2:00 p.m.
    Eugene Public Library
    100 W 10th
    Eugene OR
    As part of the Eugene-Springfield Big Read of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, UKL will read, be interviewed, and take Q&A. She will not be signing books.
  • 2012 Oregon Book Awards Poetry Finalists reading
    Carl Adamshick, Geri Doran, Emily Kendal Frey, Ursula Le Guin, and Daniel Skach-Mills
    Sunday, April 22, 2012
    7:00 p.m.
    Literary Arts
    925 SW Washington
    Portland, OR
  • World Premiere of Paradises Lost, a chamber opera, based on the novella by UKL, at the University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill. April 26, 27, 28, 29, 2012. [More information...]
  • June 1, 2012
    Benefit Appearance: more information & tickets
    Josephine Community Libraries
    Rogue Community College Auditorium
    Grants Pass, Oregon
    Ursula K. Le Guin and Roger Dorband
    5:30 p.m.: Reading, talk, and Q&A, with slide projections from Out Here
    6:15 p.m.: Book signing (limit two books not bought at the event.)
  • Paulina Springs Book Store
    Sisters, OR
    4:00 p.m., Sunday, August 5, 2012
    Roger Dorband and Ursula will read, show pictures, and talk about their book on the Steens Mountain country, Out Here.
  • UKL will read some of her poetry before the keynote speech by Dr Kathleen Dean Moore of Oregon State University at the opening of the Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) Desert Conference 2012
    Desert Conference XXVi
    The Old Stone Church
    Bend, OR
    6:30 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2012
  • Thursday, October 11, 2012 7:00 p.m. Elliott Bay Book Company
    UKL reads from Finding My Elegy
    The Elliott Bay Book Company
    1521 Tenth Avenue
    Seattle, Washington 98122
  • Saturday, October 13, 2012 7:30 p.m.
    Clarion West Anniversary Kickoff
    An evening of reflection on the workshop’s past and future
    Uptown Hideaway
    817 5th Avenue North
    Seattle, WA 98109
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2012 7:00 p.m.
    Crazy Eights Author Tour
    Alison Clement, Molly Gloss, April Henry, Lauren Kessler, Ursula K. Le Guin, Phillip Margolin, Barbara Roberts, and George Byron Wright.
    900 Southeast Baker Street
    Nicholson Library, Linfield College
    McMinnville, Oregon 97128
  • CANCELLED Tuesday, October 23, 2012 7:15 p.m.
    The Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin: UKL in conversation with author Charles Yu
    Los Angeles Central Library
    Mark Taper Auditorium
    630 W. Fifth Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90071
  • UKL at The Milwaukie Poetry Series, Sixth Season
    November 14, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
    Change of location:
    The Black Box Theater
    Milwaukie Academy of the Arts
    11300 SE 23rd
    Milwaukie, OR 97222
    The Pond House in Milwaukie
    Adjacent to the Ledding Library
    2215 SE Harrison
    Milwaukie, OR

    Second Wednesday of each month beginning Sept. 12, 2012 at 7 p.m.
    250Kb PDF schedule poster
  • November 17-18, 2012
    Wild Arts Festival
    Montgomery Park
    2701 NW Vaughn
    Portland OR
    UKL will sign on Sunday, November 18, Noon-4:00 p.m.
    Schedule [100Kb PDF]

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