Get Lit at the Beach: A Gathering for Readers is a three-day-weekend literary festival happening in Cannon Beach, OR April 13 – 15. The festival is sponsored by the City of Cannon Beach, Tolovana Arts Colony and facilitated by Cannon Beach Book Company, who will be setting up shop all over town in support of a diverse array of events featuring an impressive lineup of literary talent. The store’s owner, Valerie Ryan, says that she and staff, “have long been looking forward to welcoming Terry Brooks, Jamie Ford, Elizabeth George and Susan Wiggs to meet, greet and dine with readers from near and far.”
The festivities begin at The Ocean Lodge Friday evening with a hosted meet-the-authors reception in the hotel’s lobby and library. Saturday kicks off at the Surfsand Resort Ballroom with daytime presentations and signings from Wiggs, Ford and Brooks. Elizabeth George is Saturday night’s banquet keynote. The festival will wrap on Sunday morning at the Coaster Theatre, where all four authors will take part in a Q&A session.
Three locations, six events—not a typical off-season weekend at the store, but Ryan sounds like she could do this all the time: “This weekend promises to be great fun for readers and will provide ample opportunity for all of us to spend time with our favorite authors, where we can all eat, drink and be merry—and talk books!”