Second Sunday

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Second Sunday is a monthly celebration of poetry and prose. Each month, a regional writer is chosen to read a selection from their work. An open mic follows the guest reader, where poets both novice and published are invited to share their work.





Events


Second Sunday: OSU-Cascades MFA Creative Writing Students
Sunday, June 12, 2016 | 2:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library


OSU MFA Meet, mingle, and get messy with the second-year OSU-Cascades MFA Creative Writing students at Second Sunday at the Downtown Bend Library on Sunday, June 12. Pop-up readings and performances will be staged throughout the Library starting at 2:00 p.m.

Emily Carr, Program Director of the Low Residency program at OSU-Cascades, developed the idea of the pop-up event with her students. “The event will be experiential,” says Carr, who encourages her students to think of writing workshops as laboratories and spaces for exploration. For this event Carr says that the students used the scientific method to inform their creative process and built their work based on the idea of a science fair. “Our Pop-Up Fair is equal parts imagination, amateur science and DIY art-making,” she says. During the event Carr hopes that people will learn more about the creative process and engage in conversation with the students. “You can expect to get a hands-on experience of our innovative, holistic approach to growing writers and experiment with your own sense of serious whimsy,” says Carr.

The second-year students featured include Ally Bebbling, Joslyn Kite, Jessica Monday, Brittany von Hoene, Barry Langland, Jay Jackson, Christine Coyne and Joshua Evans.

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





Second Sunday: Susana Trilling
Sunday, April 10, 2016 | 2:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library


Susana Trilling Deschutes Public Library is pleased to welcome Susana Trilling, chef, teacher, caterer, author, TV hostess, food consultant and director of Seasons of My Heart Cooking School to Second Sunday on April 10 at the Downtown Bend Library. The program begins at 2:00 p.m. Trilling’s books will be available for sale following the presentation.

Trilling moved to Oaxaxa, Mexico in 1988. Since then she has been exploring, writing and sharing the food and culture of her adopted home. She published her first book, Seasons of My Heart, A Culinary Journey through Oaxaca, Mexico (Ballentine Books) in 1999 and hosted a 13-part TV series for PBS by the same name that ran for 6 years. She holds classes and hosts TV filming and special events at her cooking school, a large handmade kitchen under a large dome that her friends call the “Temple of Cooking.” She is a member of Slow Food and Mexican Mycology Association. Her current book project, Milpa: From Seed to Salsa, highlights the lives of Mixtecan farmers in Oaxaca.

In addition to her presentation at the Downtown Bend Library Trilling will lead cooking classes at Ginger’s Kitchenware on April 11 and 12. For more information about the classes, please visit www.gingerskitchenware.com. During the presentation Trilling will be joined by Jamie Agurrie, owner of Ginger’s Kitchenware. Together they will prepare a tasting menu for sampling.

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





Second Sunday: Phillip Margolin
Sunday, March 13, 2016 | 2:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library


Phillip Margolin Deschutes Public Library is pleased to welcome New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin to Second Sunday on March 3. The program begins at 2:00 p.m. Books will be available for sale courtesy of Sunriver Books & Music.

Margolin is the author of 21 novels, many of them New York Times bestsellers, including his latest novels Woman with a Gun, Worthy Brown’s Daughter, Sleight of Hand, and the Washington trilogy. Each displays a unique, compelling insider’s view of criminal behavior, which comes from Margolin’s long background as a criminal defense attorney who has handled 30 murder cases. He is the winner of the Distinguished Northwest Writer Award and lives in Portland, Oregon. Deschutes Public Library included Margolin in the 2009 Celebrate Oregon Authors series, highlighting the Oregon authors who have, and continue to define the literary landscape.

His newest novel, Violent Crimes (Harper, February 2016), follows Portland lawyer Amanda Jaffee – a fan favorite since Margolin introduced her in Wild Justice ‒ as she works a complex case that involves environmentalists, Big Oil, an estranged father and son, and possibly the greatest ethical dilemma of her career.

Margolin, who keeps an idea file for inspiration, saved an article about the way criminologists use pollen in crime detection. “It was unusual and I decided I wanted to use the idea in a book someday,” he says. That idea became the genesis of Violent Crimes. Margolin relied on his years of experience in the courtroom and insight into criminal behavior to create a story that is both thrilling and authentic.





Second Sunday: T. Geronimo Johnson and OSU-Cascades MFA Students
Sunday, November 8, 2015 | 2:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library


T. Geronimo Johnson When Dr. Emily Carr, director of the OSU-Cascades Low-Residency MFA, went looking for a mentor for her students and a writer who could assist with designing the curriculum, she quickly set her sights on bestselling National Book Award nominee, T. Geronimo Johnson. Join Carr, OSU-Cascades MFA students and Johnson for a lively afternoon of readings, discussion and sharing at Second Sunday, the Library’s celebration of the written word. The reading begins at 2:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Johnson’s books will be available for sale following the reading.

“Each year, program participants are mentored by an accomplished writer,” says Carr. “I was looking for a writer who would be enthusiastic about the freedoms and challenges of growing an innovative, holistic MFA, and who would inspire our students to make art that is touched by, and in turn touches, the world,” she says. “Geronimo is all of that, and more. Like the rest of our MFA faculty, he distinguishes himself by his commitment to working collaboratively and by modeling what it means to be a whole writer,” she says.

Carr tells prospective students that one of the primary reasons to get an MFA is to develop relationships with writers who will be passionate advocates for their work in the world. “Mentorships give students an opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty and to develop relationships outside the confines of the classroom,” she says. “Because each faculty works with a maximum of six students, they can also provide our students with the individualized instruction artists need to grow into their full, and fully individual, potential,” says Carr.





Second Sunday: Elizabeth Woody
Sunday, October 11, 2015 | 2:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library


Elizabeth Woody In an essay titled “Recalling Celilo,” award winning poet Elizabeth Woody says “The salmon, the tree, and even Celilo Falls (Wyam) echo within if we become still and listen. Once you have heard, take only what you need and let the rest go.” Known for poetry rooted in the natural world, her people and family, Elizabeth Woody shares her work at Second Sunday, the Library’s celebration of the written word and Pacific Northwest writers. The reading begins at 2:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. An open mic follows the reading and Woody’s books will be available for sale.

“Woody’s poetry acts as a tool for rebuilding history, reconstituting dignity, and communicating culture,” says reviewer Judy Elsley. Woody (Navajo/Warm Springs/Wasco/Yakama) has published poetry, short fiction, essays and is a visual artist. Her first collection of poetry, Hand Into Stone, received a 1990 American Book Award. Two collections, Luminaries of the Humble, by the University of Arizona Press, and Seven Hands, Seven Hearts, Prose and Poetry, by The Eighth Mountain Press, were both published in 1994. As an artist she has exhibited regionally, served as a juror for several arts organizations in the Pacific Northwest and illustrated Sherman Alexie’s poetry collection Old Shirts and New Skins (1993).

A member of the Tódích'íinii (Bitter Water clan), Woody received the William Stafford Memorial Award for Poetry from the Pacific Northwest Bookseller’s Association in 1995. She was a finalist in the poetry category for the Oregon Book Awards for 1994 and is an alumna of the first Kellogg Foundation’s Fellowship through the AIO Ambassadors program. From 1994-1996, Woody was a professor of creative writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM. Woody earned a BA in the humanities from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University.

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





August Third Sunday: Local Author Fair
Sunday, August 16, 2015 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library



Second Sunday, Deschutes Public Library’s monthly celebration of northwest writers and the written word, moves to the Third Sunday in August for a special celebration of local writers. Taking place on Sunday, August 16, from 1:00–3:00 p.m., the Local Author Fair gives Central Oregon writers a chance to share their work with the public.

“We’re happy to highlight several local authors who are both new and experienced,” says Chantal Strobel, manager of community relations at Deschutes Public Library. “We’ve had enthusiastic author participation in the previous years, and this year wanted to try something a little different in terms of format,” she continues.

The 2015 celebration of local authors will feature writers in a new format. This year each participating author—10 in all—will have his or her own table at which books can be displayed and offered for sale. The public will have an opportunity to meet and speak with the authors whose work piques their interest. Participants include authors writing fiction, non-fiction, poetry and more. The authors have confirmed and reserved their spaces; as such, there is not space available for drop-in participation by authors who have not already confirmed their spot.





Second Sunday with Carl Adamshick
July 12, 2015
Downtown Bend Public Library
2 p.m.


Carl Adamshick Deschutes Public Library welcomes award-winning poet Carl Adamshick to the Downtown Bend Library on Sunday, July 12, for Second Sunday, the library’s monthly celebration of the written word. The reading is free and open to the public. An open mic follows the reading and books will be available for sale.

Born in Toledo, Ohio, Carl Adamshick grew up primarily in Harvard, Illinois. His debut collection of poetry, Curses and Wishes, was selected by Marvin Bell for the 2010 Walt Whitman Award and was published by Louisiana State University the following year. His work has been published in Harvard Review, American Poetry Review, The Missouri Review, and Narrative. Adamshick’s writing has also been featured on The Rumpus website and as the Weekly Poem on the PBS NewsHours website.

Adamshick received an Oregon Literary Fellowship from Literary Arts and is a co-founder of Tavern Books. His second poetry collection, Saint Friend, was published by McSweeney’s in 2014.

Adamshick currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at www.deschuteslibrary.org. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Tina at (541) 312-1034.





Second Sunday: Tim Shaner and Karen McPherson
June 14, 2015
Downtown Bend Public Library
2 p.m.


Karen McPherson and Tim Shaner Poets Karen McPherson and Tim Shaner share the podium at Second Sunday, Deschutes Public Library’s monthly celebration of the written word. Second Sunday has welcomed poets, writers and musicians from around the state since 2004. The reading starts at 2:00 p.m. An open mic follows the reading and books will be available for sale.

McPherson, the author of the poetry chapbooks Sketching Elise and Skein of Light, and full-length volume Skein of Light (Airlie Press, 2014), is a professor of French at the University of Oregon. Her poems, described as “meditative” and “gorgeous” by Oregon poet Maxine Scates, have appeared in numerous literary journals. Additionally, she has published two scholarly monographs and a book-length translation into English of poetic essays by Quebec poet Louise Warren. She lives in Eugene, Oregon, with her life partner, Elise.

Poet Charles Berstein says that Shaner “mixes close observations of the social, natural, and linguistic.” The author of Picture X, Shaner’s work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Plumwood Mountain, The Poetic Labor Project, West Wind Review, Colorado Review, The Claudius App, Jacket, P-Queue, Kiosk and Shampoo. He has an MA in Creative Writing from Antioch University (London) and a Ph.D. from SUNY-Buffalo’s Poetics Program. From 2008-2014, Shaner curated A-New Poetry Reading Series @ DIVA in Eugene. He teaches writing at Lane Community College.





Second Sunday with Mark Pomeroy
March 8, 2015
Downtown Bend Public Library
2 p.m.


In its 54-year history, Oregon State University Press has published only two novels. The first, Brian Doyle’s Mink River, garnered praise for its richly imagined and distinctive look at life in a small Northwest town. Four years after Mink River’s publication, OSU Press released its second fiction title—The Brightwood Stillness by Mark Pomeroy, a book that quickly earned its own acclaim as “absorbing and humane,” “perceptive” and “brave.” The book’s subject matter, and its decade-plus journey to finding a publisher, is anything but ordinary.

Pomeroy will discuss writing, The Brightwood Stillness and the challenge of finding a publisher when he reads at Second Sunday, Deschutes Public Library’s monthly celebration of the written word and Pacific Northwest writers.





Second Sunday: Jon Abernathy
February 8, 2015
Downtown Bend Public Library
2 p.m.


With more breweries per capita than any other Oregon city, Bend is a beer mecca. Prior to Prohibition, the state had a burgeoning brewing industry and plenty of saloons to cater to the needs of the hardy frontiersmen who settled Central Oregon. The teetotaling ’20s brought all that to a screeching halt. Fifty years later, the arrival of pioneers like Deschutes Brewery and Bend Brewing Company breathed new life into Bend’s beer and brought about the booming industry for which the area is known today. Author and “The Brew Site” creator Jon Abernathy traces Bend and Central Oregon’s hoppy history from early settlement to the present day, sharing the stories behind its most famous breweries and the communities that have fostered the industry. Abernathy will read at the Downtown Bend Library as part of Second Sunday, the Library’s celebration of the written word, on Sunday, February 8, at 2:00 p.m. Books will be available for sale following the reading.









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