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"Celebrate Oregon Authors" Kicks Off With Programs on Ken Kesey


Posted By:  Lisa McGean
Date Posted:  1/27/2009

The Deschutes Public Library is proud to present a new series of author readings and events that celebrate a different Oregon author each month. The series kicks off in February with programming that focuses on the legendary Oregon writer Ken Kesey. Kesey is best known for his major novels, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Sometimes a Great Notion." He is also recognized as a counter-cultural figure and seen as the link between the Beat Generation of the 1950's and the hippies of the 1960's. His group of friends, which included Neal Cassidy, known as the "Merry Pranksters" inspired Tom Wolfe's book, "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test." Ken Kesey died in 2001 at the age of 66, but he left behind an enduring legacy that has contributed greatly to Oregon's literary landscape.

February's programs are as follows:

"Above all, to make you see" Out of the Nest & Into a Notion
Thursday, February 5, 1:00 p.m.
Sisters Public Library
University of Oregon professor and Kesey scholar David Scott Arnold discusses the profound style differences in Ken Kesey's great novels.

Reading the Wonder of Kesey's Notion
Thursday, February 5, 6:30 p.m.
Bend Public Library, Brooks Room
University of Oregon professor and Kesey scholar David Scott Arnold takes an in-depth look at Ken Kesey's novel, "Sometimes a Great Notion".

Read Watch Discuss
Thursday, February 19, 5:30 p.m.
Bend Public Library, Brooks Room
Showing of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest". See the film this week, then join us February 26th for a discussion of the film and book by Ken Kesey.

Read Watch Discuss
Thursday, February 26, 6:00 p.m.
Bend Public Library, Brooks Room
Discuss the book and the film, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."

All programs are free and open to the public. For questions about these and other library events, please visit the library at www.dpls.us/cal or call Lisa at 312-1034.

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