Oregon Legacy Series: Eileen Garvin
Presented by the Friends of the Driftwood Public Library
Oregon Legacy continues on February 20 with a visit from writer Eileen Garvin. Born and raised in eastern Washington, she now lives in Hood River. As a freelance writer she’s written about travel, recreation, conservation, and small businesses. Her essays have appeared with Medium, The Oregonian, PsychologyToday.com, and Creative Non-Fiction magazine. A few years ago, she purchased a package of Carniolan honeybees and entered the world of backyard beekeeping. Her interest in these fascinating pollinators led her to her first attempt at fiction. Her debut novel, “The Music of Bees,” was published in April 2021. “The Music of Bees” was named a Good Morning America Buzz Pick, a Good Housekeeping book club pick, a People magazine Best New Book, an IndieNext pick, a Library Reads pick, a Christian Science Monitor pick, and named a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by BookRiot, Bookish, Nerd Daily, The Tempest, Midwestness, and others. She is also the author of a memoir, “How to Be a Sister: A Love Story with a Twist of Autism.“
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.