McCall Society Speaker Series: Author Matt Love in Lincoln City

Thursday evening, August 8
Reception: 5:30 PM, Presentation and Q&A: 6-7 PM
Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Highway 101, Lincoln City

Cost: Free and open to the public; donations accepted and appreciated.

The Oregon Coast has long held special symbolic importance for Oregonians. As the state celebrates 100 years since Governor Oswald West shepherded landmark legislation providing permanent public access to Oregon beaches, the area is receiving special attention from advocates, researchers, and the public.

Few contemporary writers have captured the spirit of the Oregon Coast with as talented and unique a voice as Matt Love. The founder of Newport-based Nestucca Spit Press, Love is the writer/editor of ten books about Oregon, most of them focusing on the Coast. He is a passionate defender of the Coast’s integrity and beauty.

A lifelong educator, Matt Love’s books include Sometimes a Great Movie, a history of the filming of Sometimes a Great Notion; Gimme Refuge: The Education of a Caretaker, a memoir of his decade as caretaker of the Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge; and Grasping Wastrels vs. Beaches Forever Inc., a chronicle of land use battles on the Coast. For his contributions to Oregon history and literature, he was awarded the Stewart H. Holbrook Literary Legacy Award by Oregon Literary Arts in 2009.

Love’s latest book is Of Walking in Rain, a unique work of nonfiction blending a variety of literary styles to celebrate this ubiquitous and beautiful part of life on the Oregon Coast. At the August event, Love will discuss current challenges on the Oregon Coast and present his ideas about how to preserve the health and beauty of the Oregon Coast for generations to come. 

Love will discuss the future of the Oregon Coast. Click here to visit the website of Love's publishing company, Nestucca Spit Press.

To RSVP for this event, please click the button below, or contact Craig Beebe at or 503-497-1000 x129.

Celebrate the Shore! 100 Years of Public Beaches

1000 Friends is pleased to offer this event as part of Celebrate the Shore, an ongoing commemoration of a century of public beaches, organized by Oregon State Parks. Many different events and activities are planned on the Coast this summer and beyond, by State Parks and a variety of partners. 

100 years ago, Governor Oswald West shepherded landmark legislation through the Oregon Legislature, providing permanent public access to the Oregon shore and declaring our beaches to be public property. It's time to celebrate and recommit to protecting our Coast for generations to come.

Visit the Celebrate the Shore website or Facebook page to learn more about what's going on this summer, and to enter the fun photo contest that could have your shots shared at the Oregon State Fair.

See our commemoration of the coastal centennial here:

Event Date: 
Thu, 08/08/2013 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm