Oregon Legacy Series: Aiden Thomas
The 2022 Oregon Legacy Series begins today with a visit from Aiden Thomas, a trans, Latinx, New York Times Bestselling Author with an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. Originally from Oakland, Calif., Thomas now makes their home in Portland. Their first book, Cemetery Boys, was released in 2020 to huge acclaim, was nominated for a Bram Stoker award for best Young Adult Novel, and made the long list for the National Book Award. Their second book, Lost in the Never Woods, a re-working of Peter Pan, was released last year, and they will be publishing a third book, The Sunbearer Trials, in September 2022.
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.