|May 9, 2013|
|6:00 pm||to||8:00 pm|
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Fir Room, 1222 E. 13th Ave.
UO campus FREE & open to the public
Ruth Ozeki will read from her novel, All Over Creation, and will be joined at the table by an interdisciplinary panel of scholars. We will talk about public engagement with agricultural technoscience, genetic modification of crops, nonviolent direct action, and the creative use of generative metaphors. We will tease out some relationships between genes, gender and genre along the way.
- Ruth Ozeki is a Canadian-American novelist (All Over Creation; My Year of Meats; A Tale for the Time Being), filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest.
- Jennifer Burns Levin teaches English in the UO Clark Honors College and coordinates the CSWS Food in the Field Research Interest Group.
- Mary Wood, Professor, UO Department of English
- Judith Eisen, Professor, UO Department of Biology
- Kim Leval, Executive Director, Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP)
- Moderator: Joan Haran, Research Fellow, CESAGEN at Cardiff University, Wales
Sponsored by: UO Center for the Study of Women in Society, Women Writers Project. Cosponsors: Eugene Public Library; Oregon Humanities Center; Department of English; Department of Women’s and Gender Studies; School of Journalism and Communication; and UO Libraries.
- May 10 reading & booksigning with Ruth Ozeki, 7 p.m., EMU Fir Room, 1222 E. 13th Ave., UO campus. Free and open to the public.
- May 11 panel & workshops: Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th Ave. & Olive St. (100 W 10th Ave Eugene, OR 97401). Free and open to the public. Starting April 20, pre-register for limited spaces for Saturday afternoon workshops at: 541-682-5450 (Press 2).
The Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon hosts the second annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium May 9 – 11, 2013 in Eugene in cooperation with Eugene Pubic Library. This event features: 1) a Thursday evening panel on the UO campus with novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest Ruth Ozeki and five others based on her novel All Over Creation; 2) a reading and booksigning on Friday, May 10, on the UO campus with novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest Ruth Ozeki from her newest work, A Tale for the Time Being (Viking, March 2013); and 3) a morning panel “Common Ground: Land, Language, Story” and afternoon workshops at Downtown Eugene Public Library on Saturday, May 11. The Saturday morning panel features writers Ruth Ozeki, Karen Holmberg, Karen Karbo, and Theresa May. The Saturday afternoon workshops feature writers Cai Emmons, Debra Gwartney, Cecelia Hagen, Evelyn Hess, and Lauren Kessler.