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Storytelling By Mike Arseneault: Book Discussion & Signing at Hoffman Center Wonder Garden

August 8, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Sunday, August 8, 2021
4 pm in the Wonder Garden (across from Hoffman Center)
FREE, no advance registration required

Join us for a discussion and booking signing by local designer, author, and storyteller Mike Arseneault. He has created a new, full color, inspirational book featuring short stories, vintage and new photography and design, and musings and memories of Rockaway Beach and other memorable places of historical and cultural significance on the North Oregon Coast. This book should appeal to everyone who lives or visits the area and anyone who loves the beauty, history, and stories of the Oregon Coast.

A limited number of books have been printed as a collector’s piece, and each book comes with a custom designed envelope for keepsaking.

Books can be purchased and signed at the book event; and Mike will talk about themes, his creative process, personal highlights, and answer any questions. It is his hope that Storytelling will continue to bring communities together to preserve the vital cultural heritage of the area, learn from the past, and come together to create an even brighter future. Books will also be available at Cloud & Leaf Book Store in Manzanita, among many coastal locations.

About Storytelling By Mike Arseneault

Across three chapters, readers will be taken on a journey that starts in Rockaway Beach and then travels from Tillamook to Astoria, The 116-page book covers many inspiring subjects that have been lost and others that are being preserved. Topics include: Rockaway Beach; past and present, Twin Rocks, Emily G. Reed Shipwreck, Original Rockaway Train Depot, Outlook Inn/Lake Lytle Hotel and Depot, The Rockaway Natatorium, Karla’s Smokehouse, Big Red Cedar, WWII Blimps (Hanger B Tillamook), Garibaldi Historic U.S. Coast Guard Boathouse (Pier’s End), Lost Town of Bayocean, Whitney Mill Chimney (Garibaldi Smokestack), 1908 Barview Life-Saving Station, Old Wheeler Hotel, the Last Natatorium (Now the Seaside Aquarium), Tillamook Rock Lighthouse (Terribly Tilly), Peter Iredale Shipwreck (Warrenton), Liberty Theater (Astoria), and Astoria (or Astor) Column, and more.

This visual design storybook is personal, very original, and will take each reader on an inspirational journey of special places that have and will continue to matter to people who love this area. “It’s a very personal and unique book and quite different from other local history books,” said Arseneault. It has been created to provoke, spark action, and serve as a treasured keepsake for all those who love the North Oregon Coast. Something of meaning to pass on to future generations and share with everyone.

Send any inquiries to Mike at mikes.arseneault@gmail.com and follow the Storytelling Facebook group for more launch details and additional stories: www.facebook.com/groups/storytellingbyrecreatenow

Contact for Distribution and Media Inquiries:  Mike Arseneault, mikes.arseneault@gmail.com, 971-724-0273

Photo credit: Julie Resnick


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Hoffman Center for the Arts
594 Laneda Avenune
Manzanita, OR 97130 United States
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(503) 368-3846
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