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Emily Harris

Northwest Passages: Ursula K. Le Guin

OPB | April 29, 2010 9 a.m. | Updated: Sept. 10, 2013 9:22 p.m.

Marian Wood Kolisch

Oregon icon Ursula K. Le Guin writes science fiction, fantasy, poetry, and children’s books. She has won multiple honors for dozens of works, starting with her early novel A Wizard of Earthsea, and including the Library of Congress’ Living Legends award and several honors for lifetime achievement.

The Oregonian recently called her the “Queen Mother of Science Fiction.” I asked her if she was, and she laughed.

You should hear what my family did with that. Don’t ever let anyone call you Queen Mother.

Le Guin is 80 years old now, and besides writing (and providing pithy quotes), she’s taken a high profile stand against Google’s controversial effort to digitize books. She joins us to talk about Google, writing, Sparrowhawk, Lavinia, and more.

You are invited to be part live audience for this program. It’s free and open to the public. Doors open at 8 AM and the show starts at 9 AM sharp. If you can’t make it in person, post your questions here!

Please note: This live show is happening at OPB’s Portland studios, 7140 SW Macadam Avenue. Parking at OPB is tight. If you drive, you may wish to plan to park offsite. There is paid parking at Willamette Park. Street parking is available on the west side of Macadam. There is a bike rack on the lower level of OPB’s parking lot. Tri-Met bus #35 stops in front of OPB.

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