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September 17, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Library
100 W 10th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
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Windfall Reading

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The new season begins with writers Andrea Scharf and Brie Huling.

The Windfall Reading Series begins a new season with writers Andrea Scharf and Brie Huling.

Andrea Scharf writes short stories and nonfiction, including articles. Her first nonfiction book, “Saving Big Creek,” chronicles the battle to protect an undeveloped property on the Central Oregon Coast that is habitat for elk, Coho salmon, and the endangered Oregon Silverspot Butterfly. When plans to build a destination resort there were announced, the local community began a campaign that lasted almost forty years before the developer agreed to sell the property to The Nature Conservancy.  “Saving Big Creek” takes a deep look at one place on the planet, the geological forces that shaped it, and the people who settled there, from those who migrated across the Bering Sea and down the coast to the  current residents with their differing and often contradictory ideas about what should happen on this land.

Brie Huling says she “writes poems in order to keep the heart beating.” A yoga teacher, she also teaches at a local alternative high school fusing topics including language arts, yoga, meditation, and mindfulness practices.