MANZANITA — The Manzanita Writers’ Series will host a weekend of poetry workshops and readings Friday through Sunday, March 15 through 17, featuring award-winning poets Andrea Hollander and John Brehm.

The Manzanita Poetry Fest 2019 kicks off at the Hoffman Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Friday evening, with a welcome reception for registered participants. Workshops will be held 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday giving participants the opportunity to work with both teachers.

Hollander is the author of five full-length poetry collections and the recipient of numerous awards, including two Pushcart Prizes, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, an Oregon Literary Fellowship and many others. Her collection “Landscape with Female Figure: New & Selected Poems, 1982 – 2012” was a finalist for the 2014 Oregon Book Award.

Brehm is the author of “Sea of Faith” and “Help Is on the Way.” He is the associate editor for The OxfordBook of American Poetry and the editor of “The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness and Joy.”

From 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Hollander and Brehm will give a short reading at the Hoffman Center for the Arts, followed by a sale of their books and a PoetryFest participant open mic.

Registration for the Hollander and Brehm workshops is open, but may be closed by this publication date. Tuition is $165. Registration is limited to the first 20 people who register.

Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford will be leading a free workshop at the library on Saturday, March 16. The free workshop is full; however, you can get on a waiting list by emailing In addition, the Library is sponsoring Kim Stafford’s poetry reading at the Hoffman Center at 4:30 p.m.

Registration for the free Stafford workshop at the North Tillamook Library is limited to 24 people. Registrants for the paid workshops must also register separately for the Stafford workshop.

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