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 (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.

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.

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