Osf lecture: Lectures by Oregon Shakespeare Festival company members and visiting scholars are held at noon in Carpenter Hall, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Tickets are $7 for adults; $6 for members; and $5.25 for youth ages 6 — 17. There will be no late seating. Tickets are available at the festival box office.

Osf lecture: Lectures by Oregon Shakespeare Festival company members and visiting scholars are held at noon in Carpenter Hall, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Tickets are $7 for adults; $6 for members; and $5.25 for youth ages 6 — 17. There will be no late seating. Tickets are available at the festival box office.

Friday, Sept. 5: "Coriolanus and the Mutinous Citizens," Michael Warren, University of California, Santa Cruz Wednesday, Sept. 10: "The Dream Music," Stephen Orgel, Stanford University, Palo Alto Friday, Sept. 12: "Remixing the Ritual: Hip-Hop Theatre Aesthetics and Practice," Baba Israel and members of the Playback Theatre, New York, N.Y.

film: The Wisdom Center will sponsor "What meaning does Native American prophecy have for us today?" The topic will be addressed in the film, "People of the Seventh Fire" and discussion with Native elder Anwawilanche (Willow) at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, in the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Community Room, 229 A SW G St., Grants Pass. Admission is free of charge to Wisdom Center members; a $5 donation is requested of others to cover rental of the room. Call 471-6458.

writers presentation: Willamette Writers Association will present "Writing Characters Who Ring True" by Bill Johnson, author of "A Story is a Promise," and "Deep Characterization," from 9:40 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 6, in the Adams Room of the Medford Branch Library, 205 South Central Ave., Medford. Cost is $5 for non-members, free for members. Johnson will also conduct a workshop on "Deep Characterization" later that day. For more information, call 488-2198.

lecture: Diana Coogle will present "Reading Houses: What Architecture Tells Us About Ourselves," an Oregon Chautauqua program, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Applegate Library, 18485 North Applegate Road, Applegate. Admission is free. Call 846-6988.

author night: Patricia Broersma, author of "Riding Into Your Mythic Life," will speak on Author Night from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland Horse trainer and instructor Broersma founded and directed a nonprofit, therapeutic riding program in Texas, and went on to re-establish, direct and act as head instructor for HOPE Equestrian Center in Ashland. Author Night is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library. Call 774-6996.

book release: There will be a reading from an expanded and updated edition of "Energy Medicine" and its sequel, "Energy Medicine for Women" both by Ashland authors Donna Eden and David Feinstein at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 East Main St., Ashland. The new edition features a foreword by Christiane Northrup, M.D. Call 488-0029.

book signing: Kay Atwood will read from her book, "Chaining Oregon: Surveying the Public Lands of the Pacific Northwest," at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 East Main St., Ashland. The books presents the first comprehensive history of the early federal surveyors of the Pacific Northwest and the work they performed for the U.S. General Land Office between 1851 and 1855, in what are now the states of Oregon and Washington. Call 488-0029.

mystery book author: Local mystery writer Morgan Hunt will discuss her third book "Blinded by the Light," at 6 p.m. Friday Sept. 12, at Bookwagon New and Used Books, 1652 Ashland St., Ashland. The Tess Camillio mystery is set at The Lightning Field, a New Mexico earthworks art exhibit consisting of 400 lightning rods arranged in a mesmerizing grid. Cake will be served. Call 552-0743.

lecture: The Friends of the Rogue River Library will sponsor "Innovators and Traders: the Indigenous People of the Columbia River," a free Chautauqua program presented by Pat Courtney Gold, a Wasco native of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, from 7 to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 12, in the Community Meeting Room at the Rogue River Branch Library, 412 East Main St., Rogue River. Call 864-8850.