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Second Sunday Hosts Dwight Newton


Posted By:  Lisa McGean
Date Posted:  7/3/2008

Local writer Dwight Newton of Bend will read a selection from his work at July's Second Sunday. This month's celebration of the written word will take place on Sunday, July 13th, at 3:00 p.m. in the Brooks Room of the Bend Public Library.

Dwight Newton, age 92, is the author of over 70 novels and hundreds of short stories. Mr. Newton has written under several different pen names, usually D.B. Newton, Dwight Bennett and Dwight Bennett Newton. Many of his titles are still available and in print. His best-selling and most popular titles include "Crooked River Canyon" about Prineville vigilantes, and "Disaster Creek", a fictional version of the Mitchell floods.

His 60-year writing career also included work as a Hollywood screenwriter, where he wrote scripts during the 1950's. For three years, he wrote for several different shows, including "Death Valley Days" and "Wagon Train". In 1965 Mr. Newton and his wife returned to Bend, where they had previously lived, and moved into the house close to downtown where he continues to live and write.

For more information about this and other library programs, please visit www.dpls.us/calendar or call 312-1034.

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