Haystack lecture series
begins with Matt Love

MATT LOVE

The Friends of Haystack Rock Lecture Series begins a new season of discussions about the North Coast with a presentation by author Matt Love on Nov. 12.

In partnership with the Cannon Beach Library, the free lecture series explores a variety of marine-related topics presented by a variety of speakers from November through April.

Love’s talk will begin at 7 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce Community Hall. The title of his talk is “One Writer’s Muse: The Oregon Coast”

In the last 10 years, Love has written six books directly inspired by stories originating on the Oregon Coast. Themes have included the legacy of the state’s publicly owned beaches, rain, “Sometimes a Great Notion” (the movie), working on a wildlife refuge and the Yaquina Bay Bridge. Love will tell the story of how he approached these topics and started his own publishing company to share them during an interactive multimedia presentation.

Love, who lives in Astoria, won the Oregon Literary Arts’ Stewart H. Holbrook Literary Legacy Award in 2009 for his contributions to Oregon history and literature. His latest book is “Rose City Heist.”

Love’s website is www.nestuccaspitpress.com

The talks for the rest of 2014-2015 season will be held at the Cannon Beach Library, 131 N. Hemlock St. All talks begin at 7 p.m. Scheduled speakers are:

Dec. 10: Selina Heppell, associate professor at Oregon State University, Department of Fish & Wildlife: “From Jumbo Squid to Ancient Rockfish: How Scientists and Citizens Conserve our Coastal Resources”

Jan.14: Charlie Plybon, Oregon field manager, Surfrider Foundation: “A Rising Tide: Coping with a Changing Coast”

Feb. 11: Cameron La Follette, executive director of Oregon Coast Alliance: “Land, Forest, Waters: Activism to Protect the Oregon Coast”

March 11: Alan Rammer, retired marine educator/Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife: “Educating Diverse Audiences about Marine Ecosystem”

April 8: Ram Papish, wildlife artist, biologist and author: “Seabirds of the Falkland Islands”

Friends of Haystack Rock supports the Haystack Rock Awareness Program in cooperation with the city of Cannon Beach, promoting the preservation and protection of the intertidal life and birds that inhabit the marine garden and the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge at Haystack Rock. To learn more about Friends of Haystack Rock, visit www.friendsofhaystackrock.org

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