Kapitoil Author Teddy Wayne to Present in Bend and Redmond

Posted By:  Chantal Strobel
Date Posted:  3/21/2011

Kapitoil and Teddy WayneThe Deschutes Public Library and the Deschutes Public Library Foundation announce the 8th annual “A Novel Idea… Read Together” community read program. This year’s book is the debut novel, Kapitoil, by the award-winning author Teddy Wayne.

 Kapitoil has already received major accolades, earning Wayne a prestigious fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist, which raved about his “wonderfully assured debut novel, at once poignant, insightful, and funny.”

“The Library chose Teddy Wayne’s debut novel, Kapitoil, for the unique quality of its storytelling and for its intuitive timeliness,” said Novel Idea Project Director Chantal Strobel. “The novel is deftly told through Karim Issar whose observations of American culture are incisive, humorous, and heart-wrenching.  The Novel Idea programs will provide ample discussion and discovery for our communities to explore in April 2011.”

A Novel Idea…Read Together kicks off on April 10, 2011 with three weeks of free cultural programs, book discussions, food tastings, music, and the art of Jackson Pollack. The festivities culminate with three free author presentations at COCC, the Tower Theatre, and the Redmond Public Library.  Tickets are free and can be obtained at the COCC box office for the COCC event on Thursday, April 28, and at the Tower Theatre box office beginning April 9 for the Tower presentation on Friday, April 29. No tickets are needed for the Saturday presentation at the Redmond Library.

“A Novel Idea…Read Together continues to be one of the most successful literary gatherings in the Northwest thanks to the 6,000 Deschutes County residents who participate in the program every spring,” said Novel Idea Project Director Chantal Strobel. “We are anticipating another successful series of free cultural events and an author presentation that will stimulate discussion, compassion, and humor for many weeks to follow.”

A Novel Idea is paid for by donations and sponsorships. The Deschutes Public Library Foundation is the lead sponsor and secures funding for the cultural programs and author visit. 

For a full listing of Novel Idea programs and ticket information, please visit the Library’s website at: or contact Chantal Strobel at 541.312.1031 or

For more information on the Deschutes Public Library Foundation, please visit the website at:

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