Attention Wine Lovers! Portland Writer Brian Doyle Reads at Bend Public Library

Posted By:  Lisa McGean
Date Posted:  6/27/2007

The Deschutes Public Library is proud to present an evening with Portland writer Brian Doyle who will be reading from his book "The Grail: A year ambling & shambling through an Oregon vineyard in pursuit of the best pinot noir wine in the whole wild world." The reading will be held on July 12th, 6:00 pm, in the Brooks Room of the Bend Public Library.

Brian Doyle's book chronicles a year spent at Lange Winery, located in the hills of Dundee, Oregon in the Willamette Valley. Doyle follows Jesse Lange, son of Lange Winery founder Don Lange, soaking up the rhythms and cycles of winemaking, and discoving the intensity of the labor and energy involved in creating the perfect pinot noir.

Publisher's Weekly writes, "Like the wine Doyle writes of, these recollections are layered with subtlety and depth...Perfect for wine aficionados and word lovers, this is a full-bodied, ebullient account." (starred review).

Brian Doyle is the editor of Portland Magazine at the University of Portland, and the author of six books. His work has appeared in The Best American Essays, and in Atlantic Monthly, American Scholar, Harper's, Gourmet, Orion, Sydney Morning Herald, and the Times of London.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information about this and other library programs, please call 312-1034.

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