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Two of this year’s Oregon Book Award nominees will share their journeys – both literal and literary – at the final Springfield Celebrates Authors event for 2022 at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 16.  Allison Cobb shares her book “Plastic: An Autobiography”, tracing the violence of our consume-and-dispose culture, exposing the interconnections among plastic waste, climate change, nuclear technologies, and racism. Aaron Gilbreath’s book “The Heart of California: Exploring the San Joaquin Valley” follows his retracing of a 1938 boat trip from Bakersfield to San Francisco, but instead by car in the midst of drought in 2014. Both books are finalists for the Oregon Book Award Sarah Winnemucca Award for Creative Nonfiction, presented by Literary Arts, which is bringing the authors to Springfield. This event will be presented both in-person and online via the ZOOM link below.

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Springfield Celebrates Authors is an annual series presented by the Springfield Public Library highlighting local, national and international authors. Past events can be found on the Springfield Celebrates Authors Playlist on the library’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/wheremindsgrow


All events are free and open to the public.


What: Springfield Celebrates Authors: Oregon Book Award Authors Allison Cobb and Aaron Gilbreath

When: 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 16, 2022

Where: HYBRID: Online via ZOOM and in-person Springfield Public Library, 225 5th St, Springfield, Oregon, 97477

Additional Information: Adult Services Librarian Mark Riddle, mriddle@springfield-or.gov, (541) 726-2238

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