March 21, 2023
Windfall Reading (Online)
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
This month featuring poet Shuína Skó and novelist Mary E. Wood.
Join Lane Literary Guild and Eugene Public Library for a livestream of the Windfall Reading Series on YouTube, this month featuring poet Shuína Skó and novelist Mary E. Wood.
Shuína Skó (they / she) is a Two-Spirit Indigenous spoken-word poet whose work gives voice to Indigenous experience as a member of the Klamath Tribes. Skó's passion for breaking false stereotypes of Indigenous people while representing and honoring some of the most vulnerable has led them to create four poetry books. Shuína will read from "Big Love—Mo Stinta," "Warrior Roses," and their most recent publication, "SHE IS MATRIARCH: Poetry for the Indigenous Feminine Spirit." This poetry brings into focus the traumas of history as well as the deep resilience, adaptability, and creativity among Indigenous people. Her home base is in Klamath Falls and the ancestral homelands of the Klamath Tribes.
Mary Elene Wood (she / they) writes fiction and personal essays and is an English professor at University of Oregon. She has published short fiction in Missouri Review and Capra Review, and fictional autobiography in British Journal of Medical Ethics (pseudonym, Mary E. Ladd) and in her scholarly book "Life Writing and Schizophrenia: Encounters at the Edge of Meaning." Wood will read from "The Blue Edge," a recent novel that moves between Hollywood and Stockholm to follow childhood friends reunited after once being torn apart by a boy’s disappearance. The novel explores complex, gender-fluid ways people form attachments and the power of created family to resist cruelty and despair.