This is and immersive one hour show featuring the book Teki, a sound illustrated book.
Following the text and observing the illustrations you will listen to audio excerpts and songs interpreted live by Ukulollo. You’ll hear voices, ambient sounds, the soundtrack and 21 original songs!
Monday October 23rd 7 to 8 pm
David Borofka talks about his new novel
The End of Good Intentions
Set between the mid-1970s and today, the novel moves back and forth through the turbulence of recent American history, charting the course of characters such as Michael Wayte, the pre-ministerial student who becomes the owner of a foothill bar; Leah Green, the Jewish student who finds herself a stranger in a strange Christian environment; Walter Book, the gay English professor, who doesn’t know he’s gay; and Eivar Mortenson, whose actions at the beginning of the novel become the catalyst for all that is to come.
In The End of Good Intentions, David Borofka examines the gap between desire and emptiness, conviction and extremism, those who believe absolutely in the certitude of their perspective and those who live on the outer margins of doubt and uncertainty.
Monday October 30th 7 to 8 pm
Thomas Dodson talks about his new collection of short stories
No Use Pretending
The characters in No Use Pretending have been forced into conditions of life that they find unbearable, and the stories chart their often tragically misguided attempts to relieve their suffering. This collection encompasses diverse genres, from ecologically informed realism to a Kafkaesque fairy tale, from fabulist “weird fiction” to an episode from The Odyssey that becomes a meditation on what distinguishes human beings from animals, inviting readers to reconsider moral and ideological certainties, to take a fresh look at such issues as fracking and drone warfare.
Thomas A. Dodson is assistant professor and librarian at Southern Oregon University. He lives in Ashland, Oregon.