Fossil Library to host award winning Oregon author

FOSSIL, OR — The Fossil Public Library is pleased to announce that the Oregon Book Award Author Tour will bring Oregon Book Award winner Josephine Woolington to Fossil for a book reading and discussion on Wednesday, May 8, at 4:00 pm at the Jean E. Burch building located at 401 Fourth St. in Fossil.

This event is presented in partnership with Literary Arts, is free to the public, and appropriate for all ages.

Woolington is the 2024 winner of the Frances Fuller Victor Award in General Nonfiction for her book Where We Call Home: Lands, Seas and Skies of the Pacific Northwest.

Josephine Woolington is a writer, musician and educator. She's interested in stories that show how local communities-both human and non-human-persist after decades of colonialism, habitat degradation, exploitation and broken treaties with tribal nations. Her work has appeared in Oregon Humanities and High Country News. She previously worked at several newspapers in Oregon, where her work was read by both regional and national audiences via The Associated Press.

The Oregon Book Awards, a program of Literary Arts, are presented annually for the finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in genres of poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, drama and young readers literature. The Oregon Book Awards Author Tour brings finalists to public libraries, community arts centers, and independent bookstores around the state. Literary Arts is a community-based nonprofit literary organization located in Portland, Oregon. Its mission is to engage readers, support writers, and inspire the next generation with great literature.


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