The Friends of Driftwood Public Library presents the literary series “Oregon Legacy” on four Sunday afternoons in February 2018. Each author will present their contribution to the legacy in the reading room at Driftwood Public Library in Lincoln City at 3:00 p.m., beginning Sunday, February 4.
The first author is Tracy Manaster, a graduate of Wesleyan University and The Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She is the author of the novels You Could Be Home By Now and The Done Thing.
On February 11, Susan DeFreitas, author of the novel Hot Season which won a 2017 Gold IPPY Award, and a contributor at Litreactor.com.
Oregon Legacy continues on February 18 with a visit from writer Gina Ochsner. Ochsner teaches at Corban University where she also directs the Between 2 Worlds Young Adult Creative Writing Conference. She also teaches with the Seattle Pacific Low-Residency MFA program. Ochsner has been awarded a John L. Simon Guggenheim grant and a grant from the National Endowment of Arts. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, Glimmertrain and the Kenyon Review.
The series finishes on February 25 with readings by author Amy Stewart who is a co-founder of the horticultural blog Garden Rant. She is the author of several non-fiction books on gardening, including Flower Confidential, Wicked Plants, and The Drunken Botanist, as well as the mystery series The Kopp Sisters.
All Oregon Legacy presentations are free due to the generous support of The Friends and The D’Sands Condominium Motel, who provide free lodging for each of the visiting writers. Each presentation begins at 3:00 p.m.
The library is located on the second floor of the Lincoln City City Hall building at 801 SW Hwy 101 in Lincoln City, just across the street from Burger King and adjacent to McKay’s Market grocery store. For further information about the Oregon Legacy series, contact Ken Hobson at 541-996-1242 or email@example.com. Visit Driftwood’s recently remodeled website at www.driftwoodlib.org