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Second Sunday: Chris Anderson and Cecelia Hagen

Posted By:  Lisa McGean
Date Posted:  5/7/2012

The Deschutes Public Library and Second Sunday present Chris Anderson, author of “The Next Thing Always Belongs” and Cecelia Hagen, author of “Entering”, who will both read a selection from their work on Sunday, May 13th, 2:00 p.m. at the Downtown Bend Public Library in the Brooks Room. An open mic will follow the reading. This program is free and open to the public.

Cecelia HagenCecelia Hagen is the author of Entering (Airlie Press, 2011) and of two chapbooks, Fringe Living (26 Books Press) and Among Others (Traprock Books). Her poetry, reviews, and nonfiction have been published by Rolling Stone, Prairie Schooner, Poet & Critic, Northwest Review, Caffeine Destiny, Blood Orange Review, Cream City Review, and many other publications. Her work was recently selected to be included in a public art project at the new Kaiser Medical Center in Hillsboro, Oregon. She was the fiction editor for Northwest Review for a number of years and co-founded a writers-in-the-schools program in Lane County.

Chris Anderson Chris Anderson is a professor of English at OSU and the author of a number of books. Brian Doyle, author of Mink River, says of his book The Next Thing Always Belongs, “Odd, thoughtful, darting, swirling, funny, poignant, startling—this is the most unusual book of poemstories and singingdreams you will ever read, period. Wrestlers and ukuleles, angels and spiders, the precision of rain, Mister Rogers and Abe Lincoln in heaven together . . . I mean, wow, and whoa, and for heaven’s sake shell out the fifteen bucks and go sit in the sun and read this straight through, marveling. You’ll smile and pray. Trust me.”

For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at or contact Lisa McGean at 541/312-1034.

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