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Second Sunday: Charles Finn & Mary Sojourner

Posted By:  Lisa McGean
Date Posted:  4/23/2010

Charles FinnThe Deschutes Public Library and Second Sunday are pleased to present a joint reading by local writers Charles Finn and Mary Sojourner. The reading will take place on Sunday, May 9th, at the Bend Public Library in the Brooks Room at 2:00 p.m. An open mic will follow the reading, and this event is free and open to the public.

Mary SojournerMary Sojourner is the author of the novels Sisters of the Dream and Going Through Ghosts, a short story collection Delicate, an essay collection Bonelight: Ruin and Grace in the New Southwest, and two memoirs: Solace: Rituals of loss and Desire, and She Bets Her Life. She is a National Public Radio Commentator and teaches writing circles in Bend. She says that “Writing is her lifeline”, and that the Deschutes River is “The river that flows five minutes from her home and tethers her heart in the same way”.

For the last 15 years, Charles Finn has been a poet, essayist and freelance writer. His work has appeared in a wide variety of literary journals, anthologies, newspapers and consumer magazines, including The High Desert Journal, Open Spaces, Big Sky Journal, Montana Magazine, Northern Lights, and many, many others. After stints in Japan, British Columbia, and Montana, he now lives in Bend with his wife, Joyce Mphande, and their two cats. Most recently he has taken on the position of assistant editor of The High Desert Journal.

The Deschutes Public Library Presents
Second Sunday: Charles Finn & Mary Sojourner
The Bend Public Library, Brooks Room
2:00 p.m.

For questions about this or other library programs, or ADA questions, please contact Lisa McGean at 541-312-1034 or, or visit the library at

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