Barry Lopez, considered one of the nation's top nature writers, will present a reading Tuesday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Nicholson Library. Lopez is the author of "Arctic Dreams," which won the National Book Award; "About This Life"; and "Of Wolves and Men." His nonfiction work often examines the relationship between human culture and the physical landscape. Tickets will be required for this lecture. Call 503-883-2498.
ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY CONSULTANT
William R. Ross, president of Ross and Associates Environmental Consulting, Ltd., will speak on "21st Century Environmental Challenges" Thursday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Melrose Auditorium. His visit to Linfield is under the auspices of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. He will spend a week on campus meeting with Linfield students and faculty and participate in a variety of classes and discussions.
Rosanna Warren, an award-winning poet and professor of English and French at Boston University, will present "'Lycidas': Milton's Orphic Syllable" Monday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Nicholson Library. Warren is the author of "Each Leaf Shines Separate" and "Stained Glass," which won the Lamont Award from the Academy of American Poets. She received the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writer's Award for Poetry. The lecture is sponsored by the Ken and Donna Ericksen Endowed English Department Fund.
CAMPAIGN FOR EQUAL JUSTICE
Mary Oberst, first lady of Oregon, will speak on the "Campaign for Equal Justice" Thursday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m., in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall. She earned her law degree at the University of Oregon in 1984 and has edited law books for the Oregon State Bar since 1985. She is a member of the Oregon State Bar and the Association of Continuing Legal Education Administrators. She works with the Campaign for Equal Justice, an Oregon lawyers group that works to fund legal services for the poor.
TURKISH MUSIC CONCERT
Turkish folk and Sufi musician Latif Bolat will present music, poetry, Sufi mystic stories and images from the ancient land of Turkey Tuesday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Melrose Auditorium. One of the best-known Turkish musicians in the U.S., Bolat possesses a vast repertoire, ranging from Sufi devotional songs and Turkish folk music to classical pieces. Throughout the program, devotional poetry will be recited from 13th century Sufi poets Yunus Emre and Rumi.
HOW DO YOU WRITE SOMETHING LIKE THAT?
Shawn Levy, film critic of the Oregonian, will present "How Do You Write Something Like That?" Monday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. In the Nicholson Library. Newspapers, magazines, books: each has its attendant demands, headaches and tricks. Levy, longtime magazine editor and freelancer, and author of three books of pop culture history, will discuss the various strategies, pitfalls and delights of the nonfiction writing life. A how-to with anecdotes.
All programs are free and open to the public.