Light Like No Other
Date: Sunday, March 24, 2024
Time: 2pm - 4pm
My new book Light Like No Other is a journey of awakening and a celebration of life. The forty-one poems are set in the headland forests, seacoast trails, shimmering wetlands and coastal mountains of my beloved Oregon. In these intimate pieces I meditate on healing from childhood trauma, shame and self-judgment and the difficult journey toward forgiveness and self-love. They express the delight of loving fully, the courage to find peace with life and a tender acceptance of aging and mortality. They follow an evolving path away from traditional religion toward finding profound gratitude and joy in a deeply felt interconnectedness with the creative energy and luminous beauty of the natural world.
Whatever season of life you are in, I hope Light Like No Other will refresh you and leave you tenderhearted and brimming with gratitude.
Date: Sunday, April 7, 2024
Time: 2pm - 4pm
John Frohnmayer is a retired attorney from the U.S. state of Oregon. He was the fifth chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, a program of the United States government. He was appointed by President George H. W. Bush in 1989, and served until 1992.
John will be talking about his newest book dealing with the adventures of Lara Cole.
Trouble knows how to find Lara.
In the sequel to Blood and Faith, museum curator Lara Cole is sent to Oregon to review the progress of a developing art museum and cultural center. It should be routine, but instead she is chased, shot at, and forced to seek the help of FBI agent George Graham, with whom she survived a shoot-out in Russia during a previous assignment.
Messing about in the art world proves to be risky business that tests Lara’s grit and determination, and maybe, just maybe, rekindles romance.