Second Sunday: The Oregon Book Award Tour with Elena Passarello & Kari Luna

Posted By:  Tina Walker Davis
Date Posted:  8/29/2014

Deschutes Public Library is pleased to welcome two authors who are touring the state as part of the Oregon Book Award author tour. Elena Passarello and Kari Luna will read from their books and discuss their writing at the Downtown Bend Library September 14 at 2 p.m. for Second Sunday, the library’s monthly celebration of the written word. The reading is free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale.

The Oregon Book Awards are presented annually by Literary Arts, Inc,. for “the finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in genres of poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, drama and young reader literature.”

Elena PassarelloElena Passarello is a writer and an actor. She is the author of Let Me Clear My Throat, a 2014 Oregon Book Award finalist in creative nonfiction. Her essays have appeared in Oxford American, Slate, Iowa Review and Creative Nonfiction, among other journals, as well as the music writing anthology Pop When the World Falls Apart. She teaches creative writing at Oregon State University.

Kari LunaKari Luna is a teen novelist, whimsicologist, creative director and copywriter. Her debut novel, The Theory of Everything, was named the American Booksellers Association’s Fall 2013 New Voices Pick, and won the Oregon Book Award for Young Adult Literature. Kari writes essays for The Weeklings and is currently at work on her next novel.

For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Tina at 312-1032.

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