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Celebrate Oregon Author Katherine Dunn


Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  6/22/2009

Deschutes Public Library is pleased to highlight Katherine Dunn, author of the cult classic Geek Love and the recently published One Ring Circus: Dispatches From the World of Boxing during the month of July with programs and readings as part of the Celebrate Oregon Authors series being offered through 2009. The programs are free and open to the public.


Katherine Dunn is a Portland novelist and journalist. In May, One Ring Circus: Dispatches From the World of Boxing, an anthology of Dunn’s essays about boxing was published. Her essays, written while she was a boxing correspondent for the Associated Press, cover the sport in all its forms and at its many levels. Ranging from portraits of legendary fighters such as Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, Marvin Hagler, and Mike Tyson to the unsung stories of trainers, amateurs, promoters, cutmen, and a pair of pugilistic priests, Dunn uses her characteristic vernacular to elevate the sport and communicate its beauty, passion, and character.

Dunn's novel Geek Love, tells the unforgettable story of a traveling side show family and was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1989. She also wrote the novels Attic (1970) and Truck (1971) and is currently at work on a new book.

Born in Kansas City, Kansas. In addition to writing novels, she has had varied careers as a journalist, house painter, bartender, teacher, radio personality and writer of an advice column. She has a son named Eli. Dunn went to high school in Tigard, Oregon, and later attended Reed College in Portland. Following her time at Reed, Ms. Dunn spent several years in Europe traveling.

During the month of July, please join Deschutes Public Library in celebrating Katherine Dunn at the following programs:

Good Chair, Great Books

Monday, July 6, 2009

12:00 noon

Brooks Room, Bend Public Library

Read and discuss Truck  by Katherine Dunn

Sheila, 617-1039


 

Making Champions In And Out Of The Ring: US Amateur Boxing

·         Tuesday, July 7, 2009

               6:30 pm

               Brooks Room, Bend Public Library

·         Wednesday, July 8, 2009

       6:30 pm

       Redmond Public Library

·         Thursday, July 9, 2009

6:30 pm

LaPine Public Library

Richard and Patty Miller of Deschutes County Rocks Boxing Team present an all ages program about the benefits of amateur boxing programs. Free and open to the public.

Liz, 312-1032


 

Celebrate Oregon Author Katherine Dunn

·         Wednesday, July 15, 2009

1:00 pm

LaPine Public Library

·         Wednesday, July 15, 2009

6:30 pm

Brooks Room, Bend Public Library

Author of the bestseller, Geek Love and recently published One Ring Circus: Dispatches from the World of Boxing, Katherine Dunn reads from her work. Books will be available for sale following reading. Free and open to the public.

Liz, 312-1032


 

Jeff Johnson, Author of Tattoo Machine

Monday, July 27, 2009

6:30 p.m.

Bend Public Library, Brooks Room

Jeff Johnson, co-owner of the Sea Tramp Tattoo Company, the oldest tattoo shop in Portland, reads from his new book Tattoo Machine, a behind-the-scenes tour of the fabled tattoo industry by an eighteen-year insider.  Free and open to the public.

Lisa, 312-1032


 

For more information about this or other library programs please visit the library web site at www.dpls.us or call 312-1032. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.

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