Local Writer Martin Winch to Speak at Bend Library

Posted By:  Lisa McGean
Date Posted:  2/8/2008

Come celebrate the written word with the Deschutes Public Library's monthly Second Sunday at the Bend Public Library, Brooks Room on February 10th at 3:00 p.m. This month's guest is local writer Martin Winch, and this program is free and open to the public.

Martin Winch is the author of "Biography of a Place: Passages through a Central Oregon Meadow" which was published by the University of Washington Press in 2006. "Biography of a Place" explores the social and natural history of one meadow while weaving together an entertaining story and memorable cast of characters. The storyline shows connection between people and place and is a unique way to understand how time has changed a social and natural landscape.

Martin Winch has also written "Tumalo: Thirsty Land" a history of irrigation development in the upper Deschutes basin that was published serially in the "Oregon Historical Quarterly" from winter 1984 through spring 1986, and "Joseph Gervais: A Familiar Mystery Man" with Thomas Vaughn, published in the "Quarterly" for winter 1965.

Winch has worked as a lawyer, policy analyst, political aide, and social service administrator. Currently, he is a mediator, and volunteers as an elementary school tutor and field biology mentor with the Deschutes Basin Land Trust. He lives in the Tumalo area with his wife, Carolyn.

For more information on this and other programs, please call 541-312-1034.

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