Bill Sullivan

  Author, publisher and Lane Library League President Bill Sullivan examines the local State of the Arts from a literary perspective, including the resurgence of physical book sales while e-books are in decline; the remarkable growth and diversity of local self-publishing; and the burgeoning roles of libraries and reading programs in creating a new generation of readers. 

Photo by Alastair Rose

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act. Chandra LeGue, Western Oregon Field Coordinator for Oregon Wild, reflects on the law’s successes and challenges, and on Oregon’s meager wilderness protection compared to neighboring states. A week of local events will celebrate the law's fiftieth anniversary.

Photo by Dean Rea

Author Bill Sullivan, best known for his definitive Oregon hiking guides, has a new book of short stories out about Oregon's most quirky places and people. It's called The Oregon Variations, and its literary structure parallels the musical structures of Bach's Goldberg Variations. He speaks with Eric Alan before bringing his related slide show Oregon for the Curious to Eugene, Bend and Sunriver.