Ursula K. Le Guin
A Documentary by Arwen Curry
The first feature documentary about Ursula K. Le Guin is in progress. To complete the National Endowment for the Humanities’ $600,000 grant to the project, producer/director Arwen Curry turned to a Kickstarter campaign to raise $80,000. That goal was met in three days. By the end of the month the campaign had brought in over $234,000 in pledges.
Look for the completed film in 2017. And THANKS to all contributors!!!
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- Between the Covers, on Words Are My Matter and on writing nonfiction in general — Interview conducted by David Naimon, KBOO radio.
16 February 2017
- Planet of Exile Movie Planned for Ursula K. Le Guin’s Iconic Sci-Fi Story, by Mitchell Corner. “The novella’s rights have been obtained and will be getting the big screen treatment from some very prestigious producers.” geekexchange.com
10 February 2017
- From Sousa and Machado Arts, reprinted with the kind permission of the creators.
6 February 2017
- Interview: Ursula Le Guin: “We make such a cult of the artist's personality” by David Larsen
5 February 2017
- Guest Post: 122. The Wall by Anita Endrezze
3 February 2017
- The Youth Group That Launched
a Movement at Standing Rock, by Saul Elbein. The New York Times Magazine.
I’m posting the link to this NY Times article by Saul Elbein because it’s a valuable and heartening piece of reporting. Our media mostly cling to the myth that there aren’t any Indians any more and if there are what does it matter. News from the pipeline protest at Standing Rock all but disappeared when the veterans who’d joined it went back home. But incredible as it may seem given the winter climate of North Dakota and the political climate in DC, the protest goes on. And the article tells how it began, led by a young woman, among very poor, totally disadvantaged young people on the reservation — who saved themselves from the lethargy of despair and showed us all how to stand up for our rights and for what's right. It’s hard, these days, for young people to realise that they have power. It isn’t handed to them. The powers-that-be want them to believe they haven’t got it. But if they’ll take it, it’s always theirs — the power to stop wrong-doing, to seek a better way.
(Do NOT miss the marvelous photograph by Peter van Agtmael, about halfway through the article, of the protesters marching to meet the police barricades. Remember the old painting of “Washington Crossing the Delaware” to meet the British Army? Another winter protest…)
2 February 2017
- Fiction vs. ‘alternative facts.’ Letter to the editor of the Oregonian by UKL
1 February 2017
- Planet of Exile Movie Rights Acquired by Los Angeles Media Fund & Producer Mark Johnson, by Anita Busch, deadline.com
1 February 2017
- B-Sides: John Galt’s Annals of the Parish, by UKL. Debut of publicbooks.org’s new series on great books that time forgot. (The book is available at the Gutenberg Project.)
23 January 2017
- Idea, Imagination and Invention: The Life and Work of Ursula K. Le Guin. Exhibit in the Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon. Dec. 2016 - Feb. 2017
22 January 2017
- 2016 Tiptree Symposium Videos: A Celebration of UKL. University of Oregon.
17 January 2017
- Theodora Goss has been chosen as the 2016-17 Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellow by the Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) at the University of Oregon. Courtesy Locus.
4 January 2017
- La elección, Lao-Tse, una taza de agua. Translation by Tonatiuh Moreno, from the 4 December 2016 blog of UKL.
2 January 2017
- Left Hand of Darkness unabridged audiobook, narrated by George Guidall
29 December 2016
- An Interview with Ursula K. Le Guin at KBOO radio, hosted by Judith Arcana for Poetry and Everything. Interview was conducted in October 2016.
28 December 2016
- New science fiction and fantasy books, by Michael Berry: a review of Words Are My Matter. San Francisco Chronicle
24 December 2016
- The Election, Lao Tzu, a Cup of Water may be quoted or reprinted as a whole. Please notify the webmaster of reprintings.
22 December 2016
- Pre-order “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” and other UKL ebooks from HarperCollins.
15 December 2016
- The Annals of Pard XXI: Pard Gets a New Catnip Mouse
12 December 2016
Ursula Le Guin caps a standout year as subject of UO symposium, by Amy Wang. The Oregonian/OregonLive
8 December 2016
- Blog post 120: A thanksgiving: a poem by UKL\
5 December 2016
- Review of The Unreal and the Real: The Latest in Science Fiction and Fantasy, by N.K. Jemisin. New York Times.
2 December 2016
- Blog post 119: The Election, Lao Tzu, a Cup of Water.
21 November 2016
UKL ebooks now available at Kobo. Most include free samples.
20 November 2016
- Index of information, videos, links for National Book Foundation Medal Ceremony
Major Titles PDF [Printer-friendly PDF, 60Kb, Updated January 2013]
Biographical sketch PDF [printer-friendly]
“Read by the Author”
Interesting Things Done by People Named Le Guin & Kroeber
- Elisabeth Le Guin receives American Musicological Society’s highest honor. “Elisabeth Le Guin, a professor of musicology and director of graduate studies at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, won the American Musicological Society’s Otto Kinkeldey Award...”
Karl Kroeber Photography
25-foot-high Storm Waves on the Pescadero Coast, California, Dec 11 2015
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Alan Kroeber Photography
Peninsulas and Islands: A Tale for Coastal Communities, a review by Margaret Hammitt-McDonald of North Coast by Charles A. Le Guin. Signed copies available at Jupiter’s Books in Cannon Beach. [North Coast excerpts]
- The Peach Poem, by Caroline Le Guin
- UPFOR, Theo Downes-Le Guin’s new Portland gallery, and its blog
- The Frontier Fandango, Mexico/California
Every year people meet at the edge of the ocean, on the two sides of the fence between the two countries, to sing, play, and dance the music of Vera Cruz called “son jarocho.” My daughter Elisabeth has been learning this music, and this year she took a video camera to the Fandango. The fence is so high and now so thick that the people can barely see one another, but the music and love and grief and longing come through, loud and clear.
“The Video...” by Elisabeth Le Guin
- The Galixee, According to C.H. Downes-Le Guin, 2012
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