Second Sunday

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.


Second Sunday: Tom DeWolf

Tom DeWolf

Sunday, April 9, 2:00 p.m. Downtown Bend

Thomas DeWolf is the author of Inheriting the Trade: A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy as the Largest Slave-Trading Dynasty in U.S. History (Beacon Press). In 2001, Tom traveled with nine distant relatives on a life-altering journey through New England, Ghana, and Cuba to film the Emmy-nominated documentary film, Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North.

While in Ghana, DeWolf visited locations highlighted in Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing, including Cape Coast Castle in Ghana. During his presentation he will read excerpts from his book, show images from his family’s journey, and film clips from the documentary. Attendees will experience an engaging and interactive presentation, and will explore connections between Homegoing, Inheriting the Trade, and present-day consequences of historic events.

Books will be available for sale.

Second Sunday (on the Third Sunday) with Keith McCafferty

Sunday, October 16, 2016 • 2:00 p.m. Downtown Bend Library

Deschutes Public Library welcomes award-winning author Keith McCafferty to the Downtown Bend Library on Sunday, October 16, 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. The monthly program switches to the third Sunday in the month for October 2016 only.

McCafferty is a widely published author of novels, literary and how-to articles, and camping and backpacking handbooks. He is the Survival and Outdoor Skills Editor of Field & Stream and has written articles for publications as diverse as Fly Fisherman Magazine, Mother Earth News, Gray’s Sporting Journal and the Chicago Tribune.

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 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 People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.

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