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Ryan White | Coast Meeting
February 21, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
February Coast Meeting with Ryan White
Willamette Writers Coast Branch is excited to host author Ryan White, who will be presenting from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on February 21 at the Newport Public Library McEntee Room. He will be talking about his recently published book Springsteen Album by Album and the upcoming Margaritaville, as well as about the work of Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Buffett, and the challenge of making the familiar interesting. As a challenge, we’ll all pick a favorite (or less than favorite) song and try and put it to words.
A Little About Ryan White
Twice named one of the top writers in the country by the Society for Features Journalism, Ryan White is a veteran journalist who has spent nearly 20 years covering music, sports and culture. He’s written for Sports Illustrated, the Wall Street Journal, the Dallas Morning News, the Sacramento Bee, Portland Monthly magazine, the Portland Mercury and spent nearly 16 years on staff at the Oregonian newspaper. He’s appeared on the public radio variety show Live Wire! as both an interviewer and an essayist. He is the author of ‘Springsteen: Album by Album’ and is currently at work on the story of ‘Margaritaville,’ coming in 2017 from Touchstone/Simon & Schuster. Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, he lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and daughter. He is a perfectly Ok beer league hockey player.
Willamette Writers thanks Anchor Pier Lodge for their generous contribution of lodging for Ryan White and to the Elizabeth Street Inn, Hallmark Resort and Sylvia Beach Hotel for their support throughout the series.
Find out more about Ryan White at https://ryanwwhite.com. See you at the meeting!