Deschutes Public Library News
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 12/6/2005
Deschutes Public Library is pleased to host the monthly Second Sunday Readings on Sunday, December 11, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. This months reading will be in the Brooks Room of the Bend Public Library. This event is free and open to the public.
The monthly readings are the result of the efforts of local writers and poets who felt the need to gather to share their work and their love of writing. Each month has a focus and a featured reader. The gatherings end with an open mic time where anyone willing can share original pieces.
This month’s featured reader is poet Dianne Stepp. Stepp’s poems have been published in journals and anthologies including Calyx, Willow Springs, Clackamas Literary Review, and Portland Lights. Her chapbook, Enchantment and Other Griefs, was awarded the 2004 John and Miriam Morris Chapbook Prize, and will appear in late winter 2006. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson. She is a marital therapist in private practice, a grandmother, and an avid knitter, quilter, and gardener. Dianne lives in Portland with her husband, Mike, and her cat, Bob.
For more information about the Second Sunday readings, please call 419-2389. For more information about other library programs, please call 312-1032.