Crazy 8s Author Tour

Eight Events, Eight Oregon Cities, Fall 2015

About the Tour

Eugene

Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm

At the Eugene Public Library
in partnership with the U of O Bookstore

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Cottage Grove

Friday, September 18, 2015 at 6:00 pm

At the Cottage Grove Public Library
in partnership with Books on Main

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Salem

Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm

At the Salem Public Library
in partnership with The Book Bin

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Corvallis

Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm

At the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
in partnership with Grass Roots Books

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Stayton

Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm

At the Stayton Public Library
in partnership with Friends of the Library Bookstore

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Seaside

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 6:00 pm

At the Seaside Public Library
in partnership with Beach Books

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Beaverton

Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm

At the Beaverton City Library
in partnership with Jacobsen’s Books

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Albany

Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm

At the Albany Public Library
in partnership with Grass Roots Books

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An accidental Oregon idea redux

A unique Oregon author tour originally hit the road in the fall of 2012 under the banner of “Crazy Eights Author Tour.” Oregon author George Byron Wright said the idea came to him while on a road trip. The intention was to stimulate more interest in Oregon’s writing and publishing communities by connecting them with readers, booksellers and libraries in an exciting new way.

Once the idea jelled, Wright was able to interest 28 of Oregon’s award winning authors, eight independent bookstores and a number of community libraries, to participate in an author tour that brought eight authors at a time to eight separate venues across the state. Sort of speed dating with words, each author was allowed to speak for a mere five minutes* about their writing life. It was fast and furious and audiences loved it, as did the authors. “The tour is totally volunteer,” said Wright. “It has been the generosity of the authors along with the eagerness of booksellers and librarians that has made it work. Our authors are passionate about supporting independent bookstores, libraries and our communities of readers.”

The 2015 edition of the Crazy Eights Author Tour kicks off this fall. A pool of 25 award winning authors will converge in groups of eight on new selection of communities that have been invited to participate and all enthusiastically signed on. They are: Albany, Beaverton, Corvallis, Cottage Grove, Eugene, Salem, Seaside and Stayton.

Here we go! Check back often for news and updates.

*For 2015 authors will have eight minutes to speak.

The Authors

Dan DeWeese
K. B. Dixon
Cai Emmons
Ruth Tenzer Feldman
Molly Gloss
Lisa Ohlen Harris
Dana Haynes
Lindsay Hill
Justin Hocking
Karen Karbo
Lauren Kessler
Jane Kirkpatrick
Craig Lesley
Susan Hill Long
Cari Luna
Phillip Margolin
Gina Ochsner
Barbara Corrado Pope
Ismet Prcic
Jody Seay
Carter Sickels
Alexis M. Smith
Molly Tinsley
Karen Spears Zacharias
George Byron Wright
Bill Cameron

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