Second Sunday

Second Sunday is a monthly celebration of poetry and prose.

Each month, a regional writer is chosen to read a selection from their work. An open mic follows the guest reader, where poets both novice and published are invited to share their work.


Second Sunday: Award Winning Author Alexis M. Smith

Tom DeWolf

Sunday, July 16, 2:00 p.m. Downtown Bend

Oregon author Alexis Smith reads from her second novel Marrow Island, described as a stunning novel about sacrifice for the sake of survival in the aftermath of natural and man-made disasters.


Books will be available for sale.

Downtown Bend: Second Sunday - Murder at the Speakeasy with OSU MFA Students

Murder at the Speakeasy

Sunday, June 11, 2:00 p.m. Downtown Bend

It’s 1928. Prohibition is in its eighth year, and the country is drunk on jazz, dancing, movies, wealth and excess. But in a speakeasy in New York, a mysterious death has brought the frivolity to a halt as its eccentric patrons, who are also students in the OSU-Cascades low-residency Master of Fine Arts creative writing program, try to solve this murder mystery.

They need your help. Join them on June 11 from 2-4 p.m. at the Downtown Bend Library as they point fingers and offer alibis and “hai-clues.” Sharpen your detective skills because they’ll be looking to you to ultimately decide who did it. Free hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Costumes from the 1920s are encouraged but not required

Second Sunday - Lucas Alberg

Trail Running Bend

Sunday, May 21, 2:00 p.m. Downtown Bend

"Trail Running Bend and Central Oregon" is an extensive guide to the best trail running in an area known for its trails. For years, Bend has been called one of the top trail-running destinations, but until now there has never been a book solely dedicated to running the trails. Author and trail runner Lucas Alberg provides detailed descriptions of the area’s best loop runs, including several new trails added to the area within recent years. From classic high desert runs to the east in the Badlands, to mountain escapes and high alpine scenery to the west in the Cascades, Trail Running Bend and Central Oregon highlights the unique and diverse geography that the region has to offer. Books will be available for sale following reading.

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