Andrea Hollander

Andrea Hollander is the author of five full-length poetry collections and the recipient of numerous awards, including two Pushcart Prizes, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, an Oregon Literary Fellowship and many others.

The Manzanita Writers’ Series will host a weekend of poetry workshops and readings on March 15-17, featuring award-winning poets Andrea Hollander and John Brehm.

John Brehm

John Brehm is the author of "Sea of Faith" and "Help Is on the Way." He is the associate editor for The Oxford Book of American Poetry and the editor of "The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy." His poems have appeared in Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, The Southern Review, Gulf Coast, New Ohio Review, The Writer’s Almanac, The Best American Poetry, and many other journals and anthologies. He teaches for Mountain Writers Series and Literary Arts in Portland and for The Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, Colorado. His website is

The event kicks off at the Hoffman Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Friday evening, with a welcome reception for registered participants. Workshops will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday giving participants the opportunity to work with both teachers.

On Saturday from 2 to 4 pm, Oregon poet laureate Kim Stafford will offer a free workshop at the North Tillamook Library in Manzanita, open to the general public as well as PoetryFest participants. From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. the Library will host a reading by Stafford, held at the Hoffman Center for the Arts. Advance registration required. 

 Hollander and Brehm will read from 7 to 9 pm, followed by a sale of their books and PoetryFest participant open mic, also at the Hoffman Center for the Arts.

PoetryFest registration for the Hollander and Brehm workshops opens Feb. 1 at

PoetryFest is a program of the Hoffman Center for the Arts and will be held at the Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda Ave., Manzanita (across the street from the North Tillamook Library).

Further information is available at or contact Kathie Hightower,

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