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An Evening with Bob Welch

  On Friday, September 27 at 7 p.m., join fellow readers and writers at the Florence Events Center for a special evening event with award-winning columnist and popular Oregon author Bob Welch. This event is the perfect kick-off for your visit to the Florence Festival of Books. Tickets are just $8 in advance! Purchase tickets now by clicking here. Bob Welch is a speaker, author, award-winning columnist and writing teacher who has served as an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Oregon in Eugene. He is the author of more than 20 books, his latest being “The Wizard of Foz: Dick Fosbury’s One-Man High-Jump Revolution.” As a columnist for The Register-Guard, Oregon’s second-largest newspaper, he has twice won the National Society of Newspaper Columnists’s highest award for writing. In addition, he has won dozens of other journalism awards, including the 2010 and 2011 Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association’s “Best Writing” awards. Other honors include the Seattle Times C.B. Blethen Memorial Award for Distinguished Feature Writing. In 2005, Welch founded the Beachside Writers Workshop in the Oregon coast town of Yachats. Since then, more than a thousand students have attended the more than 30 workshops, which are now held mainly in Eugene. Welch has spoken at the National Writers Workshops and has served as a judge for numerous writing contests, including the Erma Bombeck Humor Writing awards. He and his wife, Sally, live in Eugene. They are parents of two adult sons, who also live in Eugene with their families, and grandparents of five. Join Bob for a special evening as he discusses his work, his most recent book, and the writing life.  A perfect part of your Florence Festival of Books experience!