Oregon Legacy 2013: Alexis M. Smith

Starts:Sunday, January 20, 2013  3:00 PMEnds:Sunday, January 20, 2013  5:00 PM
Cost:

Free

Location:

Driftwood Public Library

801 SW Hwy 101 #201 Lincoln City, OR 97367

Event Description:

Oregon Legacy continues with a visit from Alexis M. Smith, author of the novel Glaciers. Smith grew up in Soldotna, Alaska and Seattle, Washington. She attended Mount Holyoke College, Portland State University, and Goddard College, where she earned an MFA in Creative Writing. Her writing has appeared in Tarpaulin Sky and on Powells.com. She currently resides in Portland with her son, two cats and their beloved view of the St. John's Bridge. Glaciers is Smith's first novel, the story of a day in the life of Isabel, a young Northwest urbanite who works with damaged books in the city library and dreams of Amsterdam. Emilee Booher wrote in Willamette Week that Glaciers is "…like a book of poetry, leaving an unstated longing for permanence in an ephemeral world." Publisher's Weekly described it as "lyrical and luminous".

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