Oregon Book Award Tour Visits Bend

Posted By:  Lisa McGean
Date Posted:  5/15/2008

Literary Arts and the Deschutes Public Library are pleased to annouce that the Oregon Book Award Tour will be stopping in Bend on May 22nd, 7:00 pm in the Brooks Room of the Bend Public Library. Conversation, book sales and a signing will follow the reading.

Authors appearing will be:

Kathleen Halme of Portland, finalist in poetry for her book, "Drift and Pulse". Halme is also the author of "Every Substance Clothed" and "Equipoise". Her honors include fellowships from the NEA and Literary Arts, and an NEH fellowship in anthropology.

Robert Hill of Portland, finalist in the novel for his book, "When All Is Said and Done". Hill has been an advertising copywriter, a grant writer and a teaching fellow at the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference. "When All Is Said and Done" is his first novel.

Joel Preston Smith of Portland, finalist in creative nonfiction for his book, "Night of a Thousand Stars and Other Portraits of Iraq". Smith works as a freelance writer and photographer in Portland. "Night of a Thousand Stars and Other Portraits of Iraq" documents the four months he spent living in Iraq before and after the invasion.

The Oregon Book Awards, a program of Literary Arts, are presented annually for the finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in the genres of poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, drama, and young readers literature. The Oregon Book Awards Author Tour brings finalists to public libraries and independant bookstores around the state.

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

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