On March 12, join us for a free screening of the award-winning documentary Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin. After the screening, the film's director and producer Arwen Curry will join Tony Vogt from the Anarres Project and Carly Lettero from Spring Creek Project on stage for a public conversation.
This feature documentary explores the remarkable life and legacy of the late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin. Le Guin was prolific in both poetry and prose, publishing 22 novels as well as dozens of volumes of short stories, poems, children’s books, screenplays, essays, and works of translation. Best known for groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy works such as A Wizard of Earthsea, The Left Hand of Darkness, and The Dispossessed, Le Guin defiantly held her ground on the margin of "respectable" literature until the sheer excellence of her work, at long last, forced the mainstream to embrace fantastic literature. Her fascinating story has never before been captured on film.
Produced with Le Guin’s participation over the course of a decade, Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is a journey through the writer's career and her worlds, both real and fantastic. Viewers will join the writer on an intimate journey of self-discovery as she comes into her own as a major feminist author, opening new doors for the imagination and inspiring generations of women and other marginalized writers along the way. The film features stunning animation and reflections by literary luminaries including Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Michael Chabon, and more.
This event is free and open to everyone and is first come, first seated (no tickets required). Sponsors include the Spring Creek Project, the Anarres Project, OSU Center for the Humanities, and the Environmental Arts and Humanities Initiative. Grass Roots Books & Music will have Le Guin's books available in the lobby.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the film begins at 7:00 p.m. You may wish to arrive early to grab a seat.
Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00pm
LaSells Stewart Center, C&E Hall
875 SW 26th Street, Corvallis, OR 97331