John Daniel – Manzanita Writer Series • July 17

John DanielOREGON WRITER John Daniel, author of the award-winning memoir Rogue River Journal is the featured guest at the July Manzanita  Writer Series, on Saturday July 17, 7pm, at the Hoffman Center.

Daniel’s latest work The Far Corner: Northwestern Views on Land, Life, and Literature (Counterpoint, April 2009), is a collection of personal essays that explore various subjects in the human and more-than-human worlds, seeking to define his allegiances to his home places, his region, and the wholeness of life itself. Author of nine books of poetry, essays, and memoir, Daniel has won the 2006 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award for Rogue River Journal—an account of a winter in solitude interwoven with memoirs of his father and his own coming of age—as well as two Oregon Book Awards and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and James Thurber Writer-in-Residence at Ohio State University—and a former logger, hod carrier, railroader, and rock climbing instructor—Daniel lives with his wife, Marilyn Daniel, in the Coast Range foothills west of Eugene, Oregon. He is now conducting a yearlong memoir workshop through Fishtrap, a community of writers and readers headquartered in Enterprise, Oregon.

The Hoffman Center, located at 594 Laneda Ave in Manzanita.  OPEN MIC: After the featured guest, sign up for a 5 minute reading.  FMI: online or contact Kathie Hightower, 503-739-1505; .