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Through its NW Authors Speaker Series, the Cannon Beach Library hosts events that showcase writers of the Pacific Northwest. Authors read from their works and participate in discussions in interview format and with the audience. Join us to meet award-winning and bestselling authors from the region. These events are free and open to the public.

Most Speaker events are usually at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoons September through May. 2022-23 is the launch of our hybrid season – authors present in-person at the library while simultaneously being live streamed. Viewers may join us at the library, or watch from home. NW Authors titles are available to check out at the library.

If you are an author who would like to be considered for our speaker series, please contact us. Include your bio, genre, book reviews, publisher notes, and links to any supporting information like book trailers or websites. Authors for our series donate their time. 

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NW Authors Speaker Series Schedule 2022-2023:

  • Saturday, September 24, 2022: Eileen Garvin (Fiction)
  • Saturday, October 15, 2022: Callum Angus (Fiction/Essay)
  • Saturday, November 12, 2022: Ellie Alexander (Cozy Mystery)
  • Saturday, January 21, 2023: Liz Prato (Fiction/Essay)
  • Saturday, February 11, 2023: Willy Vlautin (Fiction)
  • Saturday, March 25, 2023: Annaliese Heinz (Nonfiction)
  • Sunday, April 23, 2023: Douglas Deur (Nonfiction/Anthropology)   
  • Early April, Date TBD – Writers Read Celebration
  • Saturday, May 13, 2023: Jessica Mehta (Poetry/Fiction)

Past Schedules:

NW Authors Speaker Series Schedule 2021-2022:

  • September 11 2021: Dana Haynes (Technothriller)
  • October 16 2021: Karen Walker (Science Fiction)
  • November 13 2021: Deborah Reed (Fiction)
  • January 15 2022: Tina Ontiveros (Memoir)
  • February 5 2022: Steven Holgate (Political Thriller/Fiction)
  • March 5 2022: Writers Read Celebration – Theme: Recovery?
  • April 16 2022: Omar El Akkad (Fiction/Science Fiction)
  • May 7 2022: Karl Marlantes (Fiction)

NW Authors Series Schedule 2020-2021:

  • Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020: Apricot Irving (Memoir)
  • Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020: Karl Marlantes (Fiction)
  • Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021: Jennifer Greer (Mystery)
  • Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021: Writers Read Celebration (Zoom) – Theme: Pandemic
  • Saturday, March 20, 2021: Greg Nokes (nonfiction)
  • Saturday, April 10, 2021: JA Jance (Mystery)
  • Saturday, May 15, 2021: Lori Tobias (Nonfiction)

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