Deschutes Public Library News
Travel Writer Reads at Second Sunday
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 6/3/2007
Join local travel writer Denise Fainberg for a reading during the monthly Second Sunday celebration of the written word in the Brooks Room of the Bend Public Library at 610 NW Wall Street on Sunday, June 10, 2007. The reading begins at 3:00 p.m. and 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 and entering its third year, Second Sunday has established itself as the gathering place for writers, both experienced and novice. The gatherings end with an open mic time where anyone willing can share original pieces.
During her reading, Fainberg will share excerpts from her first published book, Washington: an Explorer’s Guide. Fainberg spent over a year traveling, researching and writing about our neighbor to the north to produce this volume--an exhaustive travelers’ guidebook to the state of Washington featuring history, heritage, recreation, dining, lodging and more. The book is the latest of the Explorer’s Guides, a series published by The Countryman Press, an imprint of W. W. Norton. Fainberg, who has taught foreign languages at COCC since 1987, began writing articles on travel and the spirit, which have appeared in periodicals including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Spiritual Life, France Today and others. Her very first published article, an impression of crossing Nevada during the move west on US 50, the Loneliest Road, appeared in the Bend Bulletin. Much of her writing since has followed paths inner and outer, from byways of the Pacific Northwest to the fringes of Europe to the pilgrim paths to Compostela.
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