As part of the Oregon Book Awards Author Tour, Henry Hughes, Paul VanDevelder and Willy Vlautin will appear Thursday, July 7th at 6:00 p.m. at the White House (1702 4th St) in La Grande. They will also appear at on Friday, July 8th at 7:00 p.m. at Crossroads Art Center in Baker City. These events are free and open to the public.
In addition, Paul VanDevelder will offer a free workshop on Saturday, July 9th at 10:00 a.m. at the Baker County Library (2400 Resort Street). The workshop, called What's The Big Idea, will focus on building a book from scratch, from concept to manuscript. The workshop is free but space is limited and participants are asked to register in person at the info desk at the Baker County Library or by calling (541) 523-6419.
Henry Hughes is the author of two poetry collections, Men Holding Eggs, the winner of the2004 Oregon Book Award, and Moist Meridian. He is the editor of the anthology, The Art of Angling: Poems about Fishing, and his commentary on new poetry appears regularly in Harvard Review. He teaches at Western Oregon University.
Paul VanDevelder is the winner of the Frances Fuller Victor Award for
General Nonfiction for his book Savages and Scoundrels. He writes for Audubon, Esquire, National Geographic Traveler, and American History, and is a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times.
Willy Vlautin is the winner of the Readers Choice Award and the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction for his book Lean on Pete. Vlautin is also the author of The Motel Life and Northline. He currently resides in Scappoose, Oregon.