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Following popular discussions on hiking, the modern essay, YA/middle grade novels and poetry the Springfield Public Library is giving you another chance to celebrate local authors with sports columnist Austin Meek. As the final event of Springfield Celebrates Authors 2019, Meek will present “Covering Sports in TrackTown USA” on Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m. The talk will delve into Lane County’s role in the birth of the recreational running movement as well as covering Oregon sports. Meek, who has been named a top-10 columnist four times by the Associated Press Sports Editors, has been a sports columnist at The Register-Guard since 2013 and studied journalism at Kansas State University.

Springfield Celebrates Authors is an annual series presented by the Springfield Public Library highlighting local, national and international authors. Over the course of five months patrons can hear from published trail guides, essayists, poets, Young Adult Authors and Sports Journalists. Springfield Celebrates Authors will be back in 2020 with a very special guest!

All events are free and open to the public.

What: Springfield Celebrate Authors: Austin Meek presents “Covering Sports in TrackTown USA”.
When: 2 p.m., Saturday, May 11
Where: Library Conference Room, Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street, Springfield OR 97477
Additional Information: Kristen Curé, 541-726-2232, kcure@springfield-or.gov

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