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A Q-and-A with a ‘half-assed hussy’: Local author Diana Kirk discusses her book and what it means to be a ‘bad-ass woman’
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A Q-and-A with a ‘half-assed hussy’: Local author Diana Kirk discusses her book and what it means to be a ‘bad-ass woman’

Diana Kirk’s book, “Licking Flames: Tales of a Half-Assed Hussy,” is a personal, irreverent collection of essays about family, travel, sex, adventure and poking fun at everyday hypocrisy.

Kirk, a new Astoria resident, has...

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Coastal Life: Conversations with the dead
Coastal Life: Conversations with the dead

Local history buff-turned-author resurrects the legacy of a Long Beach Peninsula pioneer

By Lynette Rae McAdams

For Coast Weekend

Tucked into the lee side of a weathered ridge just north of Long Beach, Washington, surrounded by a...

Tour tide pools with an award-winning author
Tour tide pools with an award-winning author

CANNON BEACH — The Haystack Rock Awareness Program will be holding private guided tide pool tours with Stephen Grace, an award-winning writer, filmmaker, photographer and intertidal enthusiast, the program announced.

Author of the book...

Ales & Ideas hosts Oregon Book Award nominees
Ales & Ideas hosts Oregon Book Award nominees

Astoria — The next Ales & Ideas community lecture — featuring Oregon Book Award nominees Nick Jaina and Martha Grover — will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at the Fort George Lovell Showroom at Duane and 14th...

Library fundraiser ‘Write On Seaside’ brings together local authors
Library fundraiser ‘Write On Seaside’ brings together local authors

Seaside — To raise money for the Seaside Public Library, local authors will participate in a “round-robin writing extravaganza” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at the Seaside Convention Center (415 1st Ave.).

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Hoffman Center for the Arts debuts ‘Online and at the Beach’
Hoffman Center for the Arts debuts ‘Online and at the Beach’

MANZANITA — Education in the 21st century often means more than brick-and-mortar classrooms. There is a bevy of online opportunities for all ages and interests.

Online students can learn from wherever and whenever they want, making...

Beach Books honors Independent Bookstore Day

seaside — To celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 29, Seaside’s Beach Books will host author Karen Karbo, who will discuss her powerful women’s books from 10 a.m. to noon.

Seaside Library Director Esther...

‘Legend of Beards Hollow’ author comes to Adelaide’s
‘Legend of Beards Hollow’ author comes to Adelaide’s

OCEAN PARK, WAsh. — Local author Kent D. Walsh will be at Adelaide’s Coffee & Books (1401 Bay Ave.) 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 29, to discuss his recently released book, “Legend of Beards Hollow,” an action-romance...

Two writers’ workshops offered in Manzanita May 6
Two writers’ workshops offered in Manzanita May 6

MANZANITA — Attention all writers, established and aspiring! Two writers’ workshops will be held Saturday, May 6, at the North Tillamook Library (571 Laneda Ave.) in Manzanita

The library will host the first workshop,...

The Bookmonger: Two looks at medicine in America
The Bookmonger: Two looks at medicine in America

By Barbara LLoyd McMichael

For Coast Weekend

Let’s consider American health care this week.

In one of the most evocatively titled books you’ll ever come across, “Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge”...

Former Oregon poet laureate visits Beach Books
Former Oregon poet laureate visits Beach Books

SEASIDE — Paulann Petersen, Oregon’s poet laureate from 2010 to 2014, will read at Beach Books at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 22.

A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, Petersen’s poems have been published in Poetry, The...

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