Had a great show in Yachats this past weekend — another full house, another box of books sold out. The interest and enthusiasm is truly humbling. There is a great scene being built at the Yachats Academy of Arts and Sciences. About five years ago, a group of volunteers decided to put together a monthly speaker series, held at the Yachats Commons, a Depression-era school that closed in the 1980s timber crash and has since been remodeled into the City Hall and community center. The Academy hosts all manner of speakers on topics ranging from nanotechnology, botany, and geology to music, history, and social commentary — much of it from experts in their fields. A little slice of intelligentsia on the Oregon Coast! Check out the videos of their monthly talks.
If you missed the show, don’t despair. This was just the first of more on the coast. Next one so far is scheduled for November at the Nye Beach Writers Series. Not yet listed on their site, but it’s official for Nov. 15 at 7:00 p.m.