Sisters Athletic Club hosts award-winning author


Last updated 4/16/2024 at 9:44am

Award-winning Oregon author Bob Welch, will share stories and pictures from the Pacific Crest Trail on Thursday, April 18, at the Sisters Athletic Club. The event begins with a reception at 5 p.m. followed by a presentation at 5:30 p.m., followed by a book signing. Books by Welch will be available for purchase.  

Welch will discuss his latest book, “Seven Summers (And a Few Bummers): My Adventure Hiking the 2,650-Mile PCT.” Poignant, poetic, and fall-down funny, the story guides readers through the iconic trail, while laughing in the face of aging, celebrating friendship, and, hikers or not, considering living life with more thirst for adventure.

“We were lucky enough to host Bob a few years ago after the release of his book, ‘American Nightingale,’” said Tate Metcalf, owner of the Sisters Athletic Club. “He is such an amazing storyteller that to this day, we still have members who talk about his presentation.”

Bob Welch is the author of more than two dozen books, including “The Wizard of Foz,” Track & Field Writers of America’s 2019 Book of the Year, and “American Nightingale,” an Oregon Book Award finalist featured on ABC’s Good Morning America. As a columnist for The Register-Guard in Eugene, Welch twice won the National Society of Newspaper Columnist’s “Best Writing” award. He is a former adjunct professor at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication, and founder of the Beachside Writers Workshop in Yachats. Welch was the sports editor for The Bulletin from 1973-81.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Tate Metcalf at 541-549-6878 or [email protected].


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