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Besides co-founding the Florence Festival of Books, Judy Fleagle is known as the “bridge lady of the Oregon Coast” for a pair of books she has written on coastal spans. Photo courtesy: Florence Festival of Books

Talking books at the beach

Judy Fleagle, co-founder of the Florence Festival of Books, which begins Friday, says organization is key to the event.

Wound: A poem for Sept. 11

Leanne Grabel’s poem, written two days after the terrorist attacks, captures the trauma and grief.

Making everything perfect

Kate Nason’s memoir traces an emergence from bad marriages and the shadow of a president and a White House intern.

Letters & lunches: About Ursula

A Portland gathering honors the great writer Ursula K. Le Guin. Here’s what one of her best friends had to say.

Autopsy for the Arts

William Deresiewicz’s new book “The Death of the Artist” shows why it’s so hard to make a living making art today.

Kim Stafford’s great energy swap

“We’re back to where poetry has escaped the book. It’s not in the zoo of the library where it’s looking out through the bars of its cage.”

Brown in Black and White

Portland photographer Richard Brown’s new memoir depicts a colorful life of art and activism.

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