Library fundraiser features Nabokov

Head to Mount Ashland to explore the works of novelist Vladimir Nabokov, who staying in Ashland during the summer of 1953 to study butterflies and wrote chapters of “Lolita” and “Pnin,” as well as several poems.

The Jackson County Library Foundation brings Robert Pyle, co-author of “Nabokov's Butterflies,” to the Mount Ashland lodge to discuss the Russian writer's works at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 1. A Yale-trained ecologist and a Guggenheim Fellow, Pule is a full-time writer living in southwestern Washington.

The Nabokov on Mt Ashland event is a fundraising effort for the library foundation, which supports library programs that are not provided by the county.

Tickets are $36. Tickets and information are available at or by calling the Library Foundation at 541-774-6572.

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