The Oregon Book Awards Author Tour brought Nick Jaina and Martha Grover to Astoria on Thursday, May 4, 2017 for Ales & Ideas. Martha Grover also taught two free writing workshops in Seaside and Manzanita on Friday and Saturday. Thanks to Clatsop Community College, Cannery Pier Hotel, Seaside Public Library and Tillamook County library for partnering on these events! The Oregon Book Award Author Tour is supported in part by the Oregon Cultural Trust.

Nick Jaina talks to an audience member in Astoria at Fort George Brewery.

Martha Grover talks to an audience member following her reading at Ales & Ideas in Astoria.

Martha Grover leads a free writing workshop in Manzanita.

Martha Grover leads a free writing workshop in Seaside.

Nick Jaina reads and plays music as part of Ales & Ideas.

Nick Jaina at Ales & Ideas.

Oregon Book Awards Author Tour visits the coast