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

  • Poet Doug Stone

    October 28th, 2017 to October 28th, 2017

    Albany poet Doug Stone's book, The Season of Distress and Clarity, was published this year by Finishing Line Press. His poems have appeared in Fireweed, The Portland Review, The Oregonian, Cloudbank, Fault Lines, Riven Poetry Journal, and the anthology, A Ritual To Read Together: Poems in Conversation with William Stafford. Stone won the Oregon Poetry Association’s Fall 2016 Poet’s Choice Award.

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  • Author Langdon Cook

    November 1st, 2017 to November 1st, 2017

    Langdon Cook is the author of The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America, winner of the 2014 Pacific Northwest Book Award and described by The Wall Street Journal as a “rollicking narrative…delivering vivid and cinematic scenes on every page.” Cook’s newest book is Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table.

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