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

  • Author Therese Oneill

    April 29th, 2019 to April 29th, 2019

    Therese Oneill will talk about her book UNGOVERNABLE: The Victorian Parent’s Guide to Raising Flawless Children. In UNGOVERNABLE, Therese invites you to “set yourselves free from the agonizing pressures of twenty-first-century parenting” and take a trip back in time to learn about the backwards, pseudoscientific, and downright bizarre childrearing fashions of the nineteenth century.

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