ASTORIA — Robert Michael Pyle and Florence Sage will share family stories in the form of narrative poetry at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Astoria Library. Admission is free.

Pyle, of Grays River, will begin with selections from “The Children of the Night Go Forth,” a series about his early life in Colorado. Pyle has authored 22 books — most recently the novel “Magdalena Mountain” — including two poetry collections: “Evolution of the Genus Iris” and “Chinook and Chanterelle.”

Sage, of Astoria, will read from her upcoming compilation, “The Man Who Whistled, The Woman Who Wished: Stories of a Polish-Canadian Dad and Mom, their Entourage and their Times.” Sage’s previous book is “Nevertheless: Poems from the Gray Area.”

The Astoria Library is at 450 10th St. For information about library programs and services, contact 503-325-7323 or visit


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