Second (First) Sunday: Keith Scribner

Posted By:  Lisa McGean
Date Posted:  10/27/2011

Nature of Words Presents Keith Scribner Second Sunday and the Nature of Words literary festival present a reading by Keith Scribner, whose third novel The Oregon Experiment, was released in June 2011. This event will take place onSunday, November 6th at 11:00 am in the Brooks Room of the Downtown Bend Public Library. This event is free and open to the public, and an open mic will follow the reading.

Scribner’s two previous novels, published by Riverhead Books, are The GoodLife and Miracle GirlThe GoodLife was selected for the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers series, and was a New York Times Notable book of the year.

His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in TriQuarterly, American Short Fiction, Quarterly West, The North Atlantic Review, the San Jose Mercury News, the Baltimore Sun, and the anthologies Flash Fiction Forward (W.W. Norton) and Sudden Stories: The MAMMOTH Book of Miniscule Fiction. He received both Pushcart and O’Henry Prize Honorable Mentions for his short story, “Paradise in a Cup” (TriQuarterly, #121).

Scribner received his BA from Vassar College and MFA from the University of Montana. He was awarded Wallace Stegner and John L’Heureux Fellowships in Fiction at Stanford University, where he went on to teach in the Creative Writing Program as a Jones Lecturer. He currently lives in Oregon with his wife, the poet Jennifer Richter, and their children. He teaches in Oregon State University’s MFA program and is a fellow at OSU’s Center for the Humanities.

For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at For more information about the Nature of Words visit their website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Lisa at 312-1034.

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