Free to students
The Oregon Book Awards author tour visits Newport.
C.B. Bernard and Jay Ponteri will appear at Writer’s on the Edge in Newport on Saturday, October 18th at 7:00 p.m.
2014 Oregon Book Award finalist C.B. Bernard is a freelance writer and the author of Chasing Alaska: A Portrait of the Last Frontier Then and Now, a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Travel Pick, National Geographic top book choice for spring and a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards’ 2014 Frances Fuller Victor Award for General Nonfiction. He’s worked as a newspaper and magazine journalist and has written for Gray’s Sporting Journal and the Huffington Post, and has been excerpted in the Utne Reader.
2014 Oregon Book Award Winner Jay Ponteri is the author of the memoir Wedlocked, which won the 2014 Oregon Book Award in Creative Nonfiction, and explores the impact of fantasy on a marriage. Jay directs the undergraduate creative writing program at Marylhurst University. He is the founding editor of both the online literary magazine M Review and HABIT Books. His work has appeared in Tin House, Puerto Del Sol, Seattle Review, and The Best American Essays 2010.
C.B. Bernard will also be giving a free talk on How to Make A Living Writing at the Newport Visual Arts Center at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 18th.