The Windfall Reading Series which highlights writers from throughout the Northwest is going virtual this year. The Lane Literary Guild and Eugene Public Library are adapting with the times.
When the event began in 1984, readings took place in different spots around Eugene. In 1996 things became more formalized with two writers sharing their work on the third Tuesday of each month.
The end of last season had to be canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. But beginning September 15th, the new season will kick off in the virtual realm.
Temporary Coordinator Henry Alley says he doesn't want to lose the momentum they’ve been building.
“So, if it means being adaptable electronically and letting things formulate and evolve into new forms to keep this going, then we’re willing to do it,” Alley said.
The series will be hosted online through January at which point organizers will assess the best way forward.
Even though the event is virtual, organizers are brainstorming ways to create audience involvement. To view September’s event, visit here.