Oregon Book Awards Authors

Please join us for the third and final event in the Spring 2012 Hallie Ford Literary Series at Willamette University. On Wednesday, April 4 (the Wednesday after Spring Break), we will host the Salem stop of the Oregon Book Awards Author Tour, with readings by three finalists for this year’s awards: Jennifer Lauck, finalist in creative nonfiction for Found; Geri Doran, finalist in poetry for Sanderlings; and Greg Rucka, finalist in graphic literature for Stumptown.

The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Hatfield Room and is free and open to the public.

The Oregon Book Awards Author Tour, a program of Literary Arts of Portland, brings our state’s most accomplished writers to communities normally passed by on conventional book tours. To ensure that the year’s honored books are available to all Oregonians, Literary Arts also partners with publishers and the Center for the Book at the Oregon State Library to distribute approximately 400 copies of Oregon Book Awards titles, along with bookmarks promoting the authors, to libraries across the state. For more information, visit www.literary-arts.org.

This event is sponsored by the Hallie Ford Chair in Writing and the Departments of English and American Studies, in partnership with Literary Arts.