Ursula K. Le Guin
A Documentary by Arwen Curry
The first feature documentary about Ursula K. Le Guin is in progress. To complete the National Endowment for the Humanities’ $600,000 grant to the project, producer/director Arwen Curry turned to a Kickstarter campaign to raise $80,000. That goal was met in three days. By the end of the month the campaign had brought in over $234,000 in pledges.
Look for the completed film in 2017. And THANKS to all contributors!!!
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Always Coming Home to Spain:
12" vinyl and digital download now available
The Spanish guitarist and composer Àlvaro Barriuso has been setting some of the songs and dances from Always Coming Home, using the Spanish translation of the poems. The LP and digital download of his settings were released on May 27th, 2016. He recorded this teaser with friends.
“Por todo el occidente”; para Alvaro Barriuso from bkb on Vimeo.
Updated 27 May 2016
- A Humble Bundle, “Intoxicating, Extraordinary Fiction“ from Small Beer Press.
Included in the Bundle:
Kalpa Imperial, by Angélica Gorodischer, translated by Ursula K. Le Guin.
25 May 2016
- Falling in Love with a Desert, membership drive at Oregon Natural Desert Association. Introduction & poem by UKL:
“From a little packet of family papers in a footlocker, I just learned that my great-grandfather Johnston homesteaded on the Alvord side of Steens Mountain in the 1870s. Moving the cattle up from California, my grandmother Phebe, then age twelve, rode herd. My dear great-aunt Betsy was born there, near Wild Horse Creek Canyon....”
10 May 2016
- 115. The Annals of Pard XIX: My Life So Far by Pard, continued
9 May 2016
- Coming soon from The Library of America: The Complete Orsinia
3 May 2016
- 114. The Annals of Pard XIX: My Life So Far by Pard
2 May 2016
- ‘Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin’ explores sci-fi author’s universe, by Eli Wolfe. San Francisco Chronicle.
Please Note: The article is entirely mistaken in stating that I went out to Eastern Oregon during the occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge and interviewed local people there. The best I could do was post links to good local coverage of events and statements by local people on my website, under the running title High Noon in Harney County. —ukl
27 April 2016
- Between the Covers, UKL in conversation with David Naimon, KBOO, Portland, OR., April 20, 2016. Includes several readings from Late in the Day.
26 April 2016
- Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld — a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice, a review by UKL at The Guardian, 21 April 2016
26 April 2016
- Women’s Media Center Live with Robin Morgan: UKL Interview & Poetry Reading. Upcoming 29 April 2016; podcast available 30 April 2016
25 April 2016
- If you read Spanish, sf, and/or fantasy, don’t miss Maria Pilar’s wonderful Cuentos Para Algernon.
This issue features a translation of my piece about Italo Calvino’s Complete Cosmicomics: Por el cosmos con Qfwfq, de Ursula K. Le Guin
13 April 2016
- My 10 Favorite Books by Hugh Dancy, The New York Times [may require login]
9 April 2016
- Poems That Make Grown Women Cry, Edited by Anthony and Ben Holden, for Amnesty International
5 April 2016
- Atwood, Montero, Le Guin: les grands hommes de la SF sont des grands-mères, par Didier Jacob, à Bibliobs (in French)
22 March 2016
- Navigating the Ocean of Story: More questions — UKL’s online writing workshop.
21 March 2016
- Long Live the Listeners!
A Poetry Audience
on “Read Poetry Aloud” Day, Feb. 24, 2016
Broadway Books, Portland, Oregon
10 March 2016
- Ursula K. Le Guin discusses the literary heroine who inspired her, at the Victor Gollancz website, celebrating International Women’s Day
8 March 2016
- Index of information, videos, links for National Book Foundation Medal Ceremony
Major Titles PDF [Printer-friendly PDF, 60Kb, Updated January 2013],
Biographical sketch PDF [printer-friendly],
“Read by the Author,”
Interesting Things Done by People Named Le Guin & Kroeber
- Elisabeth Le Guin receives American Musicological Society’s highest honor. “Elisabeth Le Guin, a professor of musicology and director of graduate studies at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, won the American Musicological Society’s Otto Kinkeldey Award...”
Karl Kroeber Photography
25-foot-high Storm Waves on the Pescadero Coast, California, Dec 11 2015
[Click for medium size: 500x750]
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Alan Kroeber Photography
Peninsulas and Islands: A Tale for Coastal Communities, a review by Margaret Hammitt-McDonald of North Coast by Charles A. Le Guin. Signed copies available at Jupiter’s Books in Cannon Beach. [North Coast excerpts]
- The Peach Poem, by Caroline Le Guin
- UPFOR, Theo Downes-Le Guin’s new Portland gallery, and its blog
- The Frontier Fandango, Mexico/California
Every year people meet at the edge of the ocean, on the two sides of the fence between the two countries, to sing, play, and dance the music of Vera Cruz called “son jarocho.” My daughter Elisabeth has been learning this music, and this year she took a video camera to the Fandango. The fence is so high and now so thick that the people can barely see one another, but the music and love and grief and longing come through, loud and clear.
“The Video...” by Elisabeth Le Guin
- The Galixee, According to C.H. Downes-Le Guin, 2012
Please click on covers for more information