Get lit at the beach this weekend.
Get Lit at the Beach, a new Cannon Beach literary event, will feature three days of authors, events and literature. Four New York Times bestselling authors will share their wisdom at the three-day event, April 13-15.
Kicking off the event is a Meet the Author's Reception at The Ocean Lodge. Three of the four authors, Terry Brooks, Elizabeth George and Susan Wiggs, will be on hand to greet fans and literature enthusiasts. On Saturday, authors will give a personal talk on their work. George will give the keynote address at the festival’s reception dinner. Closing the event on Sunday morning, all four authors will attend a Q & A session, where fans can ask questions about their work, the art of writing, and the publishing industry.
The festival is sure to be a treat for any and all lovers of literature. Here’s a bit more background on the festival’s authors:
Susan Wiggs is currently number one on the New York Times Paperback Mass-Market Fiction List for Marrying Daisy Bellamy. Her novel The Charm School was voted one of RWA's Favorite Books of the Year. She is the proud recipient of three RITA awards for Lakeside Cottage, Lord of the Night and The Mistress.
Jamie Ford’s debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, was a New York Times bestseller and went on to win the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. His work has been translated into 32 languages. Ford is still holding out for Klingon (that's when you know you've made it).
Terry Brooks has authored more than 25 New York Times bestselling novels. Inspired by JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Brooks published his first novel, The Sword of Shannara, in 1977. It became the first work of fiction ever to appear on the New York Times Trade Paperback Bestseller List, where it remained for over five months.
Elizabeth George is the New York Times best selling author of sixteen crime novels set in Great Britain, featuring Scotland Yard's Thomas Lynley. Most of these novels have been filmed for television by the BBC and have been broadcast in the US on PBS's Mystery. George is also producing a young adult series set in the Pacific Northwest on Whidbey Island; the first of which is anticipated in September 2012.
For ticketing and scheduling information, visit the festival’s website.