Special Screening w/ The Literary Lion of La Grande

Special Screening w/ The Literary Lion of La Grande

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 The community is invited to attend a special screening of George Venn : The Literary Lion of La Grande at HQ, 112 Depot Street in downtown La Grande.

This short doc on writer and poet, George Venn, a fixture in western American literature is a launching point for a full feature documentary by Portland, Oregon based filmmaker Erik Schultz. The screening is aimed at driving awareness and fundraising to an Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign. 

The doors will open at 7:00pm for refreshments and social hour with the presentation, screening and Q&A with George Venn and the filmmaker beginning at 8:00PM. EOFF Members are free to attend, $5 general admission and will go to support the feature film campaign. Purchase tickets here. Additionally, the presentation will be available for virtual consumption and the Q&A will be Live Streamed.

About George Venn

Poet, writer, literary historian, editor, linguist, and educator, George Venn (1943) is an eclectic, complex, and distinguished figure in western American literature. As one university press editor described him, “Venn’s blend of creativity and scholarship is unique….” Venn recently enhanced that description in the 2005 Contemporary Authors: “Politics: Independent. Religion: Ecumenist; mystic; no literalistic ethnocentric orthodoxy; everything universal.” His distinguished and eclectic literary practice is best affirmed by Marking The Magic Circle (1987), a collection of fiction, poetry, essays, translations, and Jan Boles photographs. In 1988, this book won a silver medal from Literary Arts; in 2005, the same book was selected by the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission as one of the 100 best Oregon books in the two centuries.

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