Deschutes Public Library News
A Novel Idea....Read Together presents "Place & History: In Search of the Pacific Northwest"
Posted By: Lisa McGean
Date Posted: 4/30/2007
What do we mean to say when we identify the place we live as the Pacific Northwest? OSU professor William G. Robbins will answer that question in a program on Sunday, May 6th, 3:00 pm, at the Sunriver Area Library. This Oregon Council for the Humanities presentation is part of the Novel Idea...Read Together, community-reading project offered by Deschutes Public Library and the Deschutes Public Library Foundation. This program is free and open to the public.
Williams suggests that the interplay of a number of forces helps to define our understanding of place. In this multi-discipline program he analyzes the complex relationships between geography and history and how we have come to identify the place we live as the Pacific Northwest. He concludes with a discussion of the literature of the Pacific Northwest which will include this year's Novel Idea selected book, "Bowerman and the Men of Oregon".
For a complete listing of Novel Idea programs, please visit www.dpls.us or call 312-1034.