Series: $75 per person; $210 for preferred seating & author reception

Individual tickets: $30 per person; $80 for preferred seating & author reception

The Author! Author! series began in 2012 as a way to expand the literary landscape in Central Oregon while raising funds for the Deschutes Public Library Foundation. With best-selling writers visiting for each annual series, Central Oregon has played host to numerous authors who have won Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, and Edgar Awards, among other literary prizes.


January 23, 2020

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Called “the nation’s premier nature writer” by the San Francisco Chronicle, BARRY LOPEZ has written 17 fiction and non-fiction books, as well as an anthology. His 1986 book Arctic Dreams received the National Book Award, and Of Wolves and Men (1978) was also a National Book Award finalist. Lopez's other works include Field Notes, Resistance, and, his most recent, Horizon.

February 19, 2020

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SUSAN ORLEAN's most recent release is the New York Times bestseller The Library Book, which was named a Top 10 Book of the Year and a Notable Book of 2018. She is the author of seven books in total, including Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief, which was made into the Academy Award-winning film Adaptation. Orlean is also a staff writer at The New Yorker.

March 4, 2020  Presented by RBC Wealth Management

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New York Times bestselling author and journalist MICHAEL POLLAN writes books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in our minds. His bestselling books include The Omnivore’s Dilemma, The Botany of Desire, In Defense of Food, and Food Rules. His most recent book is How to Change Your Mind. 


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