George Venn


George Venn reads for an appreciative audience at Blue Mountain Community College and the Pendleton Public Library (Pendleton, Oreg., May 26, 1994). Photos by Dean Gurney

Events

George Venn will read at the Pendleton Center for the Arts, January 15, 2014.
Poetry Reading: William Stafford Memorial, January 15, 2014, Roundhouse Series, Joe Bean's Cafe, La Grande, Oreg.

Non-Fiction Reading: First Draft Reading Series, January 16, Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton, Oreg.


KEEPING THE SWARM EVENTS (as of 11/​11/​13)

Book Launch Party, November 18, 2012, Cook Public Library, La Grande, OR

Holiday Cheer, December 2, 2012, Oregon Historical Society, Portland, OR

Public Reading, January 29, 2013, Ars Poetica, Eastern Oregon University

Public Reading, April 6, 2013, Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission "Discovering Oregon Originals" Gresham Library, Gresham, OR

Public Reading, April 7, 2013, Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission "Discovering Oregon Originals," Central Library, Portland, OR

Public Reading, September 26, 2013, Fishtrap, Enterprise, OR


NORTHWEST BOOK TOUR: SOLDIER TO ADVOCATE: C.E.S. WOOD’S 1877 LEGACY

The following list–in reverse chronological order–records public lectures, radio interviews, and television broadcasts featuring George Venn’s work between 11/​2006 and 5/​2008.


Linn County Historical Society, Albany, Oregon, 5/​18/​2008

“C.E.S. Wood.” Laurence Cotton and John Degraaf. KCTS, Seattle, Washington, 30 minutes, 5/​27/​08

Pacific Northwest American Studies Association, Annual Meeting, Walla Walla, Washington, 4/​11/​08

“C.E.S. Wood.” Laurence Cotton and John Degraaf. Oregon Public Broadcasting (“Oregon Experience.”) 30 minutes, 2/​11/​08

Columbia Forum, Astoria, Oregon, 11/​12/​07

Coaster Theater, Cannon Beach, Oregon, 11/​11/​07

Tamastslikt Cultural Heritage Museum, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Pendleton, Oregon, 11/​3/​07

High Desert Museum, Sagebrush Soldiers Event, Bend, Oregon; two presentations with Stephan Zacharias, Living History Program Actor, as Lt. C.E.S. Wood, 6/​9/​07

Lewis and Clark State College, Native American Awareness Week, Lewiston, Idaho, 3/​15/​07

Deschutes Public Library, Deschutes Historical Society, Bend, Oregon, 1/​14/​07

Van Meter, Mike. “Mike Van Meter Interviews Author George Venn.” KLCC Radio: Northwest Passage, 12 January 2007, at 4:00 and 4:30 pm.

The Book Barn, Bend, Oregon, 1/​12/​07

Central Oregon Community College Library, Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program, Bend, Oregon, 1/​11/​07

“The Talking Earth.” George Venn’s Soldier to Advocate Interview by Walt Curtis. KBOO Community Radio, Portland, Oregon, 12/​11/​06.

Eastern Oregon University, Reading Room, Pierce Library, La Grande, Oregon, 12/​4/​06

Multnomah County Library, Hollywood Branch, Portland, Oregon, 11/​11/​06

Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission, Native American Center, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, 11/​10/​06

Selected Works

Non-fiction/Autobiography
pages; 20 black/white photos; color cover by Kodua Galieti; released 10/1/12; $15.95; To purchase, go to wordcraftoforegon.com
Literary History/Non-fiction
Limited edition festschrift portfolio by student of Ansel Adams and Minor White.
A SOLDIER’S UNPUBLISHED DIARY, DRAWINGS, POETRY, AND LETTERS OF ALASKA AND THE NEZ PERCE CONFLICT
Poetry
"A true and compelling voice...."
--Eugene Register Guard
"One of the best poets in the Northwest"
--East Oregonian
Finalist, Oregon Book Award in Poetry, 2000
Poems by George Venn and drawings by Don Gray
With drawings by Ian Gatley
Anthologies
Stewart Holbrook Award, Oregon Institute of Literary Arts, 1995 for "Outstanding contributions to Oregon's literary life."
Multi-genre anthology
AN INTIMATE GEOGRAPHY: POETRY, FICTION, AND ESSAYS
1988 Oregon Book Award
Best 100 Oregon Books 1800-2000