Library Foundation Launches Author! Author! Literary Series

Posted By:  Chantal Strobel
Date Posted:  6/25/2012

Author! Author!The Deschutes Public Library Foundation is proud to present Author! Author! a literary series that will bring world-class authors to Central Oregon. Revenue from ticket sales will provide funds to enhance the Library’s services and programs. Author! Author! is a quarterly event that kicks off in September 2012 and will run through June 2013.

“The Author! Author! Literary Series celebrates four of the finest authors writing today,” said Community Relations Manager Chantal Strobel. “We believe these acclaimed voices are critical to expand the cultural landscape in Central Oregon. Author! Author! will improve literacy, strengthen community dialogue, and enhance the programs and services of the Deschutes Public Library. It’s a win-win for all!”

The quarterly presentation schedule is as follows:
Bestselling author Mitch Albom author of Tuesdays with Morrie; Five People You’ll Meet in Heaven; Have a Little Faith  will present Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at Bend High School Auditorium
Pulitzer Prize Winner Jennifer Egan author of Visit from the Goon Squad; The Keep; Look at Me will present Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Bend High School Auditorium

Pulitzer Prize Winner Stephen Greenblatt author of The Swerve; Will in the World: How Shakespeare became Shakespeare will present Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Bend High School Auditorium

Edgar Award winner Erik Larson author of Devil in the White City; In the Garden of Beasts will present Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Bend High School Auditorium.

The Library Foundation will gift 100 seats to area high schools for students to attend the four author presentations.

“The Library Foundation will work closely with regional high schools and provide books for students to read prior to each author’s visit, as well as provide 100 tickets for students to attend the presentations,” Strobel said. “This is part of an effort to reach out to young adults in the region and expose them to quality literature while engaging them in discussions regarding the book’s themes and content.”

Subscriptions to the series are now available at Tickets to the individual author presentations go on sale August 1, 2012.   For more information, visit the Deschutes Public Library Foundation website at If you would like to volunteer to assist with the Author! Author! series, please contact the Library Foundation at:

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