LISTEN UP READERS!!! Have I got your attention? I want to take a moment to invite you to come down to Cannon Beach, Oregon for the weekend of April 13-15! It is the first annual GET LIT AT THE BEACH reader & writer festival. It will feature me, Elizabeth George, Susan Wiggs and Jamie Ford – a diverse, but entertaining foursome – sitting down with you to talk about books and writing and author weirdness. Details on the event are below, so you can look and see if it appeals. I think it’s going to be great fun. We are only expecting a hundred people, and this means plenty of face time with all the authors to talk about how much we all love books and why. Here is more information about it:

Tolovana Arts Colony Presents: Get Lit at the Beach: A Gathering for Readers A very special literary weekend featuring four bestselling authors, sharing their stories in Cannon Beach, OR. SAVE THIS WEEKEND – April 13, 14 & 15, 2012

  • Friday evening reception to welcome and meet the authors at The Ocean Lodge Lobby & Library, 5:00-6:30PM. Hosted wine & refreshments. Greetings from Cannon Beach Mayor Mike Morgan.
  • Saturday author talks, book sales & signing at The Surfside Resort Ballroom. Susan Wiggs, 10:00-11:30AM, Jamie Ford, 1:00-2:30PM, Terry Brooks, 3:00- 4:30PM.
  • Saturday evening banquet featuring speaker and author Elizabeth George at the Surfside Resort Ballroom, 7:00-9:00PM. Prime Rib and Seafood Buffet, no host cocktail bar.
  • Sunday morning question & answer session with all four authors at the Coaster Theatre, 10:00-Noon for ticket holders and guests (no charge); book sales & signing.

Tickets will be on sale soon. $75 for the entire weekend program, including dinner Saturday evening. Tickets can be reserved now by emailing your request to tolovanaartscolony@gmail.com. Sponsored by the City of Cannon Beach. Special thanks to author Terry Brooks and Cannon Beach Book Company, two local supporters of the literary arts and this event.

Click HERE to read more about the authors. And if you have time and interest, don’t miss it. This particular lineup is rare in a small group situation; if it works, we will try it again with different authors next year. But I don’t think you should wait on chance and next year. Do you? Oh, by the way, big movie news coming up. I will announce it at the Get Lit Weekend. Always there for you, Terry

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Written by Terry Brooks
I am the author of the Shannara, Landover, and Word/Void series, as well as Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and Street Freaks. I love to write, read, and travel. For more information about me, you can read my writing guide/memoir, Sometimes the Magic Works.