The Great Northwest Author Tour with GFP and McMenamins


Girl Friday Productions and McMenamins present

The Great Northwest Author Tour


Jamie Ford, internationally bestselling author of

Songs of WillowFrost and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet


Andrea Dunlop, debut author of Losing the Light

Moderated by Girl Friday Productions


This three-city roving reading series will follow in the decade-long tradition of the Great Northwest Music Tour. Emerging and established authors alike will join forces to read their work and meet book-loving audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest.

-Sunday, May 22 in the Rambler Room at McMenamins Old St. Francis School Hotel in Bend, Oregon

-Monday, May 23 in the Parsons Room at McMenamins Kennedy School in Portland, Oregon

-Tuesday, May 24 in the Green Room at McMenamins Olympic Club Hotel in Centralia, Washington

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m., with a reading and lively literary discussion with the authors starting at 6:30 p.m. You’ll have a chance to ask the authors questions, buy books and have them signed, and indulge in McMenamins’ vast array of local beer, wine, and spirits.

Following the event, spend the night in one of our beautiful properties or return the next morning to join us for a very special breakfast with the featured authors and a member of Girl Friday Productions for an intimate discussion about writing and book publishing. The $75 ticket price includes breakfast and signed copies of each author’s book. Breakfast starts at 9:00 a.m. and spaces are limited to twenty guests. Purchase tickets here for Bend, here for Portland, and here for Centralia.

More than just a reading series, the Great Northwest Author Tour will bring readers and authors together in an exciting and engaging format for a most memorable literary adventure.

Andrea Dunlop is the social media and marketing director of Girl Friday Productions and the author of Losing the Light (Atria), which the Seattle Times called a “thoughtful and assured debut.” She lives in Seattle with her fiancé.

Jamie Ford’s debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, has been translated into thirty-four languages and spent two years on the New York Times bestseller list. His second novel, Songs of Willow Frost, came out in 2013, and he is currently at work on a YA novel. He is the proud father of more teenagers than he can keep track of.