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"A Novel Idea... Read Together"

Through “A Novel Idea… Read Together,” thousands of Deschutes County residents share the common bond of reading a selected book and participating in related cultural and literacy events each spring. This program is supported 100% by donations and grants. Donate today to ensure the future of "A Novel Idea".


"A Novel Idea" is made possible by:

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This program is supported by a grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust. 
Deschutes Public Library Foundation receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency funded by the State of Oregon and the National Endowment of the Arts. 

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Advised Fund of
The Oregon Community Foundation
  The Friends Organizations of the
Deschutes Public Library 


Thank you for your support of Author! Author!
Please check back August 1, 2017 for a list of next season's authors and to purchase tickets.

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Katherine Boo

October 18, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Bend High

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Dave Eggers

January 19, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Bend High

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Anthony Doerr

February 24, 2017
7:00 p.m. 
Bend High


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Siddhartha Mukherjee

April 10, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Bend High

Author! Author! is the Deschutes Public Library Foundation's visiting author literary series. Author! Author! brings our country's top authors to Bend for a lively discussion of the author's current works, literature and writing process. All proceeds benefit the Deschutes Public Library. Thank you for your support!


Author! Author! is made possible by our presenting sponsors:

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Bend Dermatology

Big Foot Beverages

Century Insurance Group, LLC

Central Oregon Medical Society

Chris Mahr + Associates CPAs

E.H. & M.E. Bowerman Advised Fund
of The Oregon Community Foundation

  Friends of the Sunriver Area Public Library

G5 Search Marketing

Karnopp Petersen LLP


William Smith Properties