Award-winning documentary to be shown at library

The Newport Public Library will screen “Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin,” an award-winning documentary by Arwen Curry, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20.

This documentary exploring the life and legacy of the late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin. Best known for groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy works such as “A Wizard of Earthsea,” “The Left Hand of Darkness” and “The Dispossessed,” Le Guin defiantly held her ground on the margin of “respectable” literature until her work, at long last, forced the mainstream to embrace fantastic literature. Her story has never before been captured on film.

Produced with Le Guin’s participation over the course of a decade, “Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin” is a journey through the writer’s career and her worlds, both real and fantastic. Viewers will join the writer on an intimate journey of self-discovery as she comes into her own as a major feminist author, opening new doors for the imagination and inspiring generations of women and other marginalized writers along the way. The film features animation and reflections by literary luminaries, including Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Michael Chabon and more.

The Newport Public Library is located at 35 NW Nye St.


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