The Friends of Driftwood Public Library will present the literary series Oregon Legacy to the Lincoln County community on four Sunday afternoons in February.
The series finishes on Feb. 24, with a visit from Leni Zumas, whose novel Red Clocks (2018) was a New York Times Editors’ Choice, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, an Indie Next pick, and one of New York Public Library’s Best Books of 2018. Vulture named it one of the 100 Most Important Books of the 21st Century So Far.
Zumas also is the author of Farewell Navigator: Stories (2008) and the novel The Listeners (2012). Her fiction and essays have appeared in Granta, The Cut, The Sunday Times (UK), Portland Monthly, Tin House, Lenny Letter, The Collagist, The Elephants, and elsewhere. She has received grants and fellowships from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, the Regional Arts & Culture Council, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. SHE grew up in Washington, D.C. and now lives in Portland where she directs the creative writing program at Portland State University.
Twenty-five years ago, Driftwood Public Library completed a move into a new facility at Lincoln Square in Lincoln City. To celebrate the library’s new home and to thank the community for all of its support during the transition,
The Friends of Driftwood Public Library created a gift for the community. With little resources beyond the income from their occasional book sales, the Friends underwrote the first literary series ever presented in Lincoln County: Oregon Legacy. Each year they have renewed that sponsorship.
All Oregon Legacy presentations are free due to the generous support of The Friends and The D’Sands Condominium Motel, who provide free lodging for each of the visiting writers. Each presentation begins at 3:00 p.m.
The library is located on the second floor of the Lincoln City City Hall building at 801 SW Highway 101 in Lincoln City, just across the street from Burger King and adjacent to McKay’s Market grocery store.