For going and coming home
“There is no writer with an imagination as forceful and delicate as Le Guin’s.” ―Grace Paley
A year ago today Ursula went west, to be with the dragons.... Read more
DOC NYC Tickets on Sale This Weekend!
It’s been a whirldwind few months of screenings at theaters and festivals around the world – from a US premiere and celebration with Ursula’s community in Portland to... Read more
October/November Screenings in CA, OR, WA, KY, NM, TX, PA, Poland, and Sweden
Advance Screening Links: Update
All of the advance screening links were sent out before our US premiere on Sept. 14. Only tiers that specified link rewards... Read more
Streaming Link! Plus New Festival Dates
Over the next few days, the WOUKL team and I will be sending advance streaming link rewards out to backers. These links will be sent via the usual... Read more
U.S. Premiere in Portland! September Festival Dates!
Dear and patient backers,
I'm delighted to announce the U.S. Premiere of Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin in her adopted hometown of Portland, Oregon on September 14, 15, and... Read more
Countdown to Sheffield, and So Far So Good
Ursula's poetry tends to be overshadowed by her towering fiction. That's a shame, because at the base of that tower her body of verse is a shimmering pool, reflecting... Read more
Trailer and Sheffield Doc/Fest Premiere
I'm very proud to announce that after ten years in the making, Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin will premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest in Sheffield, UK on June... Read more
Old Oaks and Post Notes: Let the Countdown Begin
Ursula K. Le Guin built a marvelous neighborhood in the great city of literature, with old climbing oaks and star-gazing balconies, musical fountains and barrels of free pickles... Read more
and the fine thread falls behind her
"The message that I was getting as a kid in our house...was that every word that you choose and where you say it and to whom is of utmost importance... Read more
In Thanks for Houses
Unlike other natural disasters, we tend to think of fires as something humans can control with enough water and sweat. But that's not the case with firestorms like... Read more
Urgent: Ursula K. Le Guin Hand Models Needed!
Calling all typists! We need your help as we plan our final shoot day, a re-creation of Ursula's hands typing away on a vintage mint-green Olivetti portable, an... Read more
The Terror of it All
Happy summer! I'm here to report that we are still ensconced in the editing room, distilling hours of footage into a unique exploration and expression of Ursula K.... Read more
Recordings in Wax, and a New Arrival
Have you ever looked closely a wax cylinder machine? 19th century anthropologists, including Ursula K. Le Guin's father, Alfred Kroeber, brought these intricate but portable devices into the... Read more
The Edit Room, and Omelas
Dear WOUKL backers,
This week we visited Berkeley High School, Ursula K. Le Guin's alma mater of 1947*. There we filmed a group of twelve intense, diverse juniors and their... Read more
And...it's a wrap!
Together, we've funded Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, the first feature film about one of our most important living writers. Not to mention our favorite.
The Kickstarter... Read more
Maps are gone!
Remember, you can still get a lovely unsigned version as a $50 add-on. See you in less than an hour!
8 signed Earthsea maps available now!
Dear backers, just a quick note.
With 90 minutes to go until the end of the campaign, we're releasing eight three-color Earthsea maps signed by Ursula that we'd been keeping... Read more
We did it (again)!
This afternoon we reached $200K in pledges on Kickstarter for Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin. THANK YOU! I'm so impressed and amazed that we were able to make this... Read more
Find out what Ursula wants you to read this year.
Happy Leap Day! I know how Monday inboxes can be, so I'll keep this short.
With 4 days to go in the campaign, we have $20K left to... Read more
5 days left! Watch a scene from Kishamish.
Happy Leap Eve! While you're making dinner tonight, why not watch this short scene we shot at Kishamish, Ursula K. Le Guin's family home in the Napa Valley?... Read more
We heard you! New $30 DVD tier.
Based on your feedback, we're offering a simple new tier, TIU'AK ENNBE ENNBE'S PACK. For $30 you'll get a DVD of the finished film, the pin, updates, and... Read more
Meet Ursula! (And other new rewards.)
As of today we've raised $148,000 together. Thank you for being a part of this phenomenal effort! We have 16 days left to hit $200,000 and release our... Read more
Onward to $200K! New video.
Can you believe it's only been a week since we launched? As you probably know, we met our $80,000 goal in just TWO DAYS! And as I'm writing... Read more
Ursula on imaginative fiction
We've crested $95,000! Every cent goes toward enriching the film and bringing our final stretch of production one step closer. Thank you.
I wanted to share this photo... Read more
We did it!
We just raised $80,000 in a little over two days. Thank you for joining me on this breathtaking ride! We've done something truly phenomenal together.
Stay tuned for... Read more
Nearly $75K! And new rewards.
It's hard to find the words. We're nearly at $75,000. How powerful that so many of us want the Ursula K. Le Guin documentary to come into the... Read more
More signed Earthsea maps available!
Great news, backers!
Ursula has agreed to sign a few more Earthsea maps so that we can reopen the popular $150 reward tier. My talented friend Mike Taylor @lateeraclash will... Read more
As promised, and with delight, I'm posting shout-outs to all backers on the Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin Facebook page and on my personal page. Be sure to "like"... Read more
3/4 way there!
I'm writing to tell you you're wonderful.
You helped Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin raise more than $55,000 in the first day of our campaign! I'm in... Read more