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Got grit?
Got grit?

Tips on how to get your book into print will be on offer this Sunday, Nov. 19, in Newport when Valerie Ihsan of Willow Bench Books presents “The Nitty Gritty of Self-Publishing.”

Ihsan, author of “The Scent of Apple...

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Stone rolls back into Newport
Stone rolls back into Newport

Oregon poet Doug Stone will read from his new chapbook, “In the Season of Distress and Clarity,” at the Newport Public Library this Saturday, Oct. 28.

A fourth-generation Oregonian, Stone lived in Newport in the ’70s, and...

A real pot-boiler
A real pot-boiler

Author Diana Abu-Jaber will be serving up a helping of her new culinary memoir, “Life Without a Recipe,” this Saturday, Oct. 21, at Manzanita’s Hoffman Center for the Arts.

The memoir, described as “a book of love,...

A good book to dip into
A good book to dip into

Wallace J. Nichols, author of “Blue Mind” will visit Pacific City for a special science pub and book signing event on Friday, Oct. 27, hosted by the Nestucca, Neskowin and Sand Lake Watersheds Council

Nichols, called “Keeper...

Slaying the killer whale myth
Slaying the killer whale myth

Society’s changing attitudes toward orcas or killer whales are at the heart of the Saturday, Oct. 21, meeting of the Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society.

Guest speaker Mark Leiren-Young, a journalist, filmmaker and author from...

Find the write stuff
Find the write stuff

Writers interested in banishing doubt and unleashing their powerful inner wordsmith might want to attend the Sunday, Oct. 15, meeting of Willamette Writers in Newport.

The meeting will feature a presentation from William Kenower, author of...

Get some ink into the Squid
Get some ink into the Squid

If you’ve been aching to get your tentacles into the North Coast Squid, make your way to the Hoffman Center for the Arts on Oct. 8 and join fellow writers interested in submitting to the next issue.

The North Coast Squid, a program of the...

Don’t be afraid of the dark
Don’t be afraid of the dark

Everything gets more cozy as the days get shorter and the winter rains arrive. A great place to hide inside every Thursday during the month of October is provided by the Driftwood Public Library for the Dark & Stormy Night series, now in its 14th...

Writing that raises the woof
Writing that raises the woof

As Manzanita braces for the canine invasion that accompanies its annual Muttzanita festival, author Pauls Toutonghi will get the weekend off on the right foot with a reading from his novel “Dog Gone” on Saturday, Sept.

No cover charge at book festival
No cover charge at book festival

A day-long celebration of the written word will fill the auditorium of the Lincoln City Cultural Center this Saturday, Sept. 9, as authors and performers gather for a literacy festival.

From 9 am and 4 pm, several Oregon authors will be selling...

Slime-Nado!
Slime-Nado!
fiction • by Steve Sabatka