Oregon Legacy Series: Alexandra Mason
Presented by the Friends of the Driftwood Public Library
The Oregon Legacy Series concludes on February 27 with a visit from Alexandra Mason. Alexandra is a true daughter of Oregon and, as a cap to her career as a Shakespeare scholar, has turned to Oregon history and landscapes to inspire both novels and poems. She’ll tell us about this on-going love affair grounded in place and read a few excerpts from her work in iconic publications like Oregon Stories, Groundwaters, The Oregonian, Thresholds, hipfish, Concord, and Tuesday. She is the author of two collections of poems, “Lost and Found” and “Poems Along the Way.” Her novel “The Lighthouse Ghost of Yaquina Bay” breathes new life into Lischen M. Miller’s 1899 tale of ghost Muriel Trevenard trapped in a lightkeeper’s house. Mason presided over the reading series “Writers on the Edge” and was founder of the Northwest Poets’ Concord, a premier gathering of poets from Oregon and beyond. Mason continues to be intrigued by the Bard of Avon: her “Shakespeare’s Money Talks” was released in December, and her novel “Shakespeare’s Pipe” is forthcoming soon.
The Friends of Driftwood Public Library presents this literary series for the Lincoln County community. The library is partnering with The Lincoln City Cultural Center for the series this year, and each author talk will take place at the Cultural Center at 4 pm. All entrants must present proof of COVID vaccination (two doses) or a negative test result from a clinic for attendance at its events. Masks are required as well.
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. In addition, this year’s program is made possible in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities (OH), a statewide nonprofit organization and an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds OH’s grant program.