Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Bob Welch's Cascade Summer

Oregon author Bob Welch will be in Newport to discuss this year’s Newport Reads! selection Cascade Summer: My Adventure on Oregon’s Pacific Crest Trail.  Welch will answer questions and sign books after his presentation. He will also debut his latest children’s book, Keyboard Kitten 2, which features elements of Newport. Welch speaks Thursday evening, April 24, at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Hatfield Marine Science Center.

Bob Welch is the award-winning writer of nearly 2000 columns for The Register-Guard, author of 15 books and of articles published in anthologies and leading magazines, founder of the popular Beachside Writers Workshop in Yachats, and head of Pebble in the Water Inspiration. Cascade Summer was released to rave reviews in 2012.  Jay Bowerman, Principal Research at Sunriver Nature Center says, “This is no travelogue of a trail, but a human adventure that brings into play unexpected challenges, unexpected heroes, and an unexpected ending. A gold-star read.”

Over 90 readers have checked out copies of Cascade Summer in the two months since the Newport Public Library Foundation announced it as this year’s Newport Reads! Many copies of the book are still available to be checked out from the library, local bookstores have the book on sale, and additional copies will be on sale at the author event.

 Earlier in the day, Welch will talk about the craft of writing to students at Newport High School. In the afternoon he will read from his children’s book, Keyboard Kitten to students at Sam Case Elementary School.

The Newport Public Library Foundation hosts Newport Reads 2014! with support from the Sylvia Beach Hotel and the Elizabeth Street Inn. For more information, check with the Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye, 541-265-2153, www.newportlibrary.org.

~ Wyma Rogers

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