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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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The Bookmonger: Debut novel paints bleak picture of near future
The Bookmonger: Debut novel paints bleak picture of near future

A century or so ago, blight devastated the dominant tree species of the United States’ eastern forests. The mighty American chestnut, once estimated to stand nearly 4 billion trees strong, rapidly succumbed to a fungus in what ranks as not only...

Author to teach detective writing workshop

ASTORIA — Author and publisher Matt Love will teach a writing workshop called “Finding the Detective Within” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at a private home in Astoria.

The workshop is for writers of nonfiction...

The Bookmonger: What happens after child prodigies grow up
The Bookmonger: What happens after child prodigies grow up

Although she was born in Eugene, New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick has spent much of her life living elsewhere — in places like Colorado, Mexico and Connecticut, to name a few — and the settings for her stories have...

The Bookmonger: Historic heroines provide inspiration to women today
The Bookmonger: Historic heroines provide inspiration to women today

We’re already halfway through Women’s History Month — and as a way of marking the occasion you could read inspiring books by or about any number of women who have worked to break down barriers.

But this column would...

The Bookmonger: Find pregnant women, furry critters, deadly plots in murder mysteries
The Bookmonger: Find pregnant women, furry critters, deadly plots in murder mysteries

Some folks can gobble up murder mysteries for breakfast, lunch and dinner; so in their honor this week, we’re going to look at a couple of recent offerings in that genre.

Seattle novelist and certified yoga therapist Tracy Weber launched...

Follow the footsteps of pioneering women
Follow the footsteps of pioneering women
Fort Clatsop hosts author Jane Kirkpatrick for March 19 talk
Cannon Beach Library hosts author Ellen Urbani
Cannon Beach Library hosts author Ellen Urbani

CANNON BEACH — The Cannon Beach Library will welcome author Ellen Urbani for its next Northwest Author Series event at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Urbani will read from her novel...

The Bookmonger: To wean from screens — best to start early
The Bookmonger: To wean from screens — best to start early

Last week I saw a father and young son waiting in a car outside the grocery store. In the front seat, Dad tapped away on his smartphone. In the car seat, the tot swiped at an iPad. They were there when I went into the store, and they were there when I...

Ever wanted to hike from Portland to the coast? Author James Thayer can show you the way
Ever wanted to hike from Portland to the coast? Author James Thayer can show you the way
Astoria Public Library hosts author event
Learn how to create a container garden
Learn how to create a container garden

PACIFIC COUNTY, Wash. — For all those gardeners who want to grow their own healthy food but have little or no outdoor garden space, here’s the answer: Do your vegetable gardening in containers.

Award-winning writer Maggie Stuckey,...

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