Oregon Book Awards Tickets On Sale Now

Pictured at left are Alison Clement, Elizabeth Rusch and Monica Drake, who were part of last week’s Oregon Book Awards Author Tour to La Grande and Enterprise. After the reading at the library in La Grande, the authors answered questions from the audience. This was the last tour with 2007 Oregon Book Awards authors. Thanks…

25 Years of Literary Arts

From now until September 22, the Collins Gallery at the Multnomah County Library in Portland will feature Literary Arts: 25 years of Enriching Oregonians with Language and Literature. The exhibit, curated by Special Collections Librarian Jim Carmin, includes materials borrowed from Literary Arts such as original authors correspondence, books, photographs and other materials from Oregon…

A Good Writing Day for Gina Ochsner

Two-time Oregon Book Award winner Gina Ochsner is the author of The Necessary Grace to Fall, winner of the H.L. Davis Award for Fiction, and People I Wanted To Be, winner of the H.L. Davis Award for Short Fiction. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim…

Tom Blood is the Real Deal

Tom Blood is an interesting cat. Yes I know no one calls people cats anymore. It’s really the best way I know to describe him though. Last April, Tom travelled to Astoria and Newport with Monica Drake,Susan Fletcher, and Kristian Williams, as part of the Oregon Book Awards Author Tour. The picture on the left…

A Good Writing Day for Brian Doyle

Brian Doyle is the author of several books, including Thirsty for the Joy, and The Grail: A Year Ambling & Shambling Through an Oregon Vineyard in Pursuit of the Best Pinot Noir in the World, which was a finalist for the 2006 Oregon Book Award in creative nonfiction. He’s also the editor of Portland Magazine,…