Loading Events

← Back to full calendar

Oregon Book Awards Author Tour Visits Eugene

  • This event has passed.

When:March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Eugene Public Library
100 W 10th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401


Windfall Reading Series Featuring Omar El Akkad and Aaron Gilbreath

Omar El Akkad  is the author of American War, winner of the 2018 Ken Kesey Award in Fiction and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award.  El Akkad is also a journalist and has covered some of the biggest stories of the past decade, including the Arab Spring revolutions, the Black Lives Matter movement and the repercussions of the war on terror.

Aaron Gilbreath is the author of Everything We Don’t Know, a collection of personal essays about coming of age in the American West.  It was a 2018 Oregon Book Award finalist in Creative Nonfiction. Gilbreath also the author of This Is: Essays on Jazz,and is working on a book about central rural California and a collection of fiction about mid-century jazz musicians.

The Windfall Reading Series is sponsored by The Lane Literary Guild and the Eugene Public Library, with support from City of Eugene Cultural Services Division.