OCCA strengthens the arts by ensuring that the Oregon coast has a rich and vibrant arts community through support and promotion of arts organizations and individual artists.

This directory represents the coastal areas of Oregon, which include Clatsop, Tillamook, Lincoln, Coos, and Curry counties and the coastal towns of Lane and Douglas counties.  OCCA is the regional arts council for this area. Learn more about OCCA's regional arts activities.

All Directory Listings with a medium type of Literary
  • Carla Perry

    Dancing Moon Press is a full-service book production company. We assist writers turn their manuscripts into high quality paperbacks, hardcovers, and eBooks. We offer manuscript commentaries, editing, book and cover design, ISBN numbers and Library of Congress registration, bar codes, print production, and eBook conversions. Initial meetings or phone calls to discuss a project are free.

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  • Catherine Rickbone

    Catherie has written and printed hundreds of nonfiction articles in local, regional, national and international publications for the Country Club Plaza Merchants Association, Emporia Arts Council, Grants Pass Museum of Art, and Oregon Coast Council for the Arts. She is currently the Executive Director of the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts.

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  • Gail Balden, Writer Coach

    Balden is a writer and educator with over 35 years of teaching experience. She teaches creative writing workshops on the Oregon coast and throughout the U.S. She is the founder and director of Creative Journeys, a writing institute designed to bring writers together in small groups for inspiration and support.

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  • Georgia Cockerham

    Georgia has written poetry for both personal pleasure and therapy for many years, and began watercolor painting after retiring as an Investment Advisor and Insurance Broker. She lives on the Brookings, OR coast with her husband Bruce.

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  • Ginney Etherton

    I write to be read. My objectives: engage, entertain, evoke. "I think that the direction in which a writer should look is around." Dorothy Parker "Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them." Lemony Snicket

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  • K. T. Myers

    Kay has been an amateur rock hound for over 50+ years and enjoys documenting and sharing her knowledge through her pocket guides, her blog, Facebook and doing speaking engagements. She has been living in the Newport area for nearly 30 years and is still an active member of the Oregon Coast Agate Club though she has retired from FACETS Gem & Mineral Gallery after 26 years in the business. Her pocket guides are sold nationally as well as statewide.

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  • Karen Keltz

    Karen Keltz writes fiction (long and short), creative and general non-fiction, poetry, and screenplays. She is also a former secondary language arts instructor. Her Middle Grades novel, Sally Jo Survives Sixth Grade: A Journal is available as a paperback or e-book on Amazon.

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  • Khloella Brateng

    Khloella Brateng participates in the Lincoln County arts community in many different capacities: actor, musician, artist and writer.

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  • Lionel Youst

    Writer of local and regional history and biography.

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  • Neal C. Lemery

    My writing and my art allows me to fully explore my desire to help others advance in their lives, and reach their full potential. By writing about mentoring, and my experiences working with young prisoners, I hope to encourage others to reach out and help others reach their full potential in their lives, and see endless possibilities. My photography, poetry, and painting allows me to reach deep inside of me, and connect with the beauty of the Oregon Coast, and the wonder and beauty of our own lives and community. I’ve been published in regional literary journals, local newspapers, and The Oregonian, and my photography has been selected in regional juried shows, including the Oregon State Fair. “Be the change you want to see in the world.” -- Mahatma Gandhi.

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