777 NW Beach Drive
Newport, OR 97365
Directions: Google Maps and other online mapping programs can have a problem directing you to the VAC. Here are the easiest directions to follow: heading north or south on Hwy. 101, turn west on NW 3rd St. Proceed straight down the hill. At the second stop sign, turn right. One short block later, turn left under Nye Beach archway. Proceed straight to Nye Beach turnaround and parking lot. The VAC is the large blue and gray building off the turnaround. To director offices and upper parking lot: turn west of Hwy. 101 at NW 3rd St. Head down hill. At second stop sign, continue straight 1.5 blocks, with the Sylvia Beach Hotel remaining on your left. The VAC administrative offices can be accessed through the smaller, upper parking lot.
Charles Finn is the editor of High Desert Journal and author of Wild Delicate Seconds: 29 Wildlife Encounters (OSU Press 2012). His essays and poetry have appeared in a wide variety of journals, anthologies, newspapers and consumer magazines, including The Sun, Northern Lights, Wild Earth, Silk Road, Open Spaces, High Country News, Writers on the Range, Big Sky Journal, Montana Quarterly, Montana Magazine and many others.Before joining the High Desert Journal, Charles taught English as a foreign language for three years in Hiroshima, Japan, hid out in the woods of British Columbia, Canada, for ten, spent five years in Montana, much of it living in a 8 x 12 cabin of his own making with no running water or electricity, and wrote. A self-taught woodworker and proponent of “living little” he began, A Room of One's Own, building “microhomes,” one-room wood cabins constructed entirely out of reclaimed lumber and materials he salvaged from taking down old barns and buildings. Originally from Vermont he now lives in Missoula, MT with his wife, Joyce Mphande-Finn, and their two cats, Pushkin and Lutsa.
A website of his writing is: http://finncharles.wix.com/charlesfinnwriting
A website of his woodworking and cabin business is: http://finncharles.wix.com/a-room-of-ones-own
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