The Oregon coast is home to an astonishing number of writers, amateur and professional. Novelists, poets, essayists, historians, non-fiction authors - you'll find them all here, writing and reading their work. The annual Oregon Legacy Series brings touring authors to community libraries and halls, and the Northwest Book Fair in Lincoln City and Northwest Poets' Concord in Newport gather writers and readers alike each year.

Longstanding literary series such as the Writers on the Edge Nye Beach Writers' Series in Newport and the Manzanita Writers' Series at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita host authors of note at public events over the course of the year.

Libraries, too, play a major role in supporting local authors. Many community libraries can suggest work by local authors to new readers, and often host readings and lectures.

Writing classes, retreats, and readers' circles also abound on the Oregon coast.

Literary readings, classes and readers' circles meetings are posted as events and can be found in the event calendar. Details of author, subject, venue and contact information can be found by viewing the individual events.

Upcoming Events in Literary

  • A Christmas Carol: Reading by Claire Hall

    December 23rd, 2018 to December 23rd, 2018

    Claire continues the long-time Newport Performing Arts Center tradition, originally begun by actor, conductor and longtime arts patron David Ogden Stiers, of a free holiday reading by presenting Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” on Sunday, Dec. 23 at 2 p.m. at the David Ogden Stiers Theater (formerly known as the Studio Theatre).

    view event