Fans of the remarkable work of science fiction writer Ursula Le Guin are encouraged to save the date of Wednesday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m., for an “In Memoriam Gathering” about her work at Decorah Public Library.

Le Guin, the author of more than 50 works of fiction, including “series” novels, short stories, children’s books and novellas, also has published many non-fiction titles, essays and five books of poetry.

She was born in 1929, and recently passed away at the age of 89 at her home in Portland. Although she is most commonly known as a science fiction writer, she also is credited with bridging the worlds of science fiction and fantasy and so-called “serious” literary fiction.

Many of the themes explored in her novels are pertinent to issues facing us today.

She was a lyrical and haunting storyteller who, as friend and fellow writer Karen Joy Fowler reported, “offered alternatives to realism by bringing the fantastic out of its ‘underdog position.’ She makes you think many things are possible that you maybe didn’t think were possible.”

A selection of her books are on display now at the library and available for check out before the event.

The evening will include light refreshment, some recordings of LeGuin’s readings, interviews, poetry and music, as well as a creative project based on her dedication to Taoism and opportunities for attendees to read and comment on some of their favorite excerpts from her work.

For more information, call 382-3137 or visit or the Library’s Facebook page.