Fishtrap and Literary Arts will host a reading with 2017 Oregon Book Awards authors 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8. The reading takes place at the Fishtrap, 400 E Grant Street in Enterprise and is part of the Oregon Book Awards Author Tour.
The authors appearing:
• Joyce Cherry Cresswell, winner of the Ken Kesey Award for her novel A Great Length of Time. Based on a true story, A Great Length of Time offers a fresh look at the Civil War and the tangled roots of America’s most persistent contradictions.
• Bill Lascher, finalist in nonfiction for Eve of a Hundred Midnights. The book recounts the story of two newlywed journalists who together endured bombs in wartime China and were chased by Japanese forces across the Pacific.
• Eliot Treichel, winner of the Readers Choice Award for A Series of Small Manuevers. This young adult novel features Emma, who inadvertently causes an accident that claims her father’s life on a wilderness canoe trip, and struggles to reconcile her sense of identity with memories of their strained relationship.
This event is presented by Literary Arts in partnership with Fishtrap and is supported by the Oregon Arts Commission.
The Oregon Book Awards, a program of Literary Arts, are presented annually for the finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in genres of poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, drama, graphic literature, and young readers literature. The Oregon Book Awards Author Tour brings finalists and winners to communities around the state for readings, workshops and classroom visits.