The Attic's own Ed Skoog is among the finalists for the 2018 Oregon Book Awards, which honor the finest accomplishments by Oregon writers in the genres of poetry, fiction, graphic literature, drama, literary nonfiction, and literature for young readers. Skoog was nominated for his third book of poetry, "Run the Red Lights" (Copper Canyon Press). His second book, "Rough Day," won the Washington State Book Award in Poetry for 2014. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Paris Review, The New Republic, Poetry, Narrative, Ploughshares, Tin House, and elsewhere.
Spots are still available in Skoog's Poetry Writing Workshop the weekend of February 24-25. Classes are Saturday and Sunday 12:30-5:30 PM in the Attic's North Library. Early Registration is $207 (cash/check) or $219 (PayPal), and the deadline is seven days prior to the start of the workshop. Late Registration is $222 (cash/check) or $234 (PayPal). A maximum of 12 students will be accepted.
The Oregon Book Awards Ceremony will be held April 30 at 7:30 PM in the Gerding Theater at the Armory. Tickets start at $12, available at BrownPaperTickets.com. Among the awards is a Readers' Choice Award.
Cast your vote in the Readers’ Choice Award survey and help your favorite Oregon Book Award finalist win a special honor. The winner will also be announced live at the ceremony on April 30. Click here to vote.