Grass Roots Books and Music, 227 SW Second St., Corvallis and the Spring Creek Project host Oregon poets Lex Runciman and Margaret (Maggie) Chula for a reading and discussion of their most recent poetry collections at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26.

Runciman has published six books of poems, including most recently “Salt Moons: Poems 1981-2016” from Salmon Poetry (Ireland). And earlier volume, "The Admirations," won the Oregon Book Award. He taught at Oregon State University for 11 years and for 24 years at Linfield College, where he twice won the Edith Green Distinguished Teaching Award.

Chula has published eight collections of poetry including, most recently, "Daffodils at Twilight." Grants from the Oregon Arts Commission and the Regional Arts and Culture Council have supported her work, as well as fellowships to the Vermont Studio Center, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and Playa. She has been a featured speaker and workshop leader at writers’ conferences throughout the United States, as well as in Poland, Canada, and Japan.

The event is free. For more information, call Grass Roots Books and Music at 541-754-7668.

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