The Nature of Words 2013 Annual Literary Festival will present fivenationally acclaimed authors representing the best writing on a national and international scale. This four-day literary celebration includes Friday guest author readings at the Tower Theater; Saturday guest author-led workshops and lectures; an author reception with brief guest author readings; and the Sunday guest author reading and open mic. The festival’s opening event, on Thursday, is a multicultural lecture with Lawson Inada, the former Oregon Poet Laureate, followed by the Rising Star Creative Writing Competition Awards Ceremony and Reception, honoring emerging writers ages 15 and higher in genres including fiction, literary non-fiction, and poetry.
Author Readings presented by The Starview Foundation and The Bend Bulletin
Guest author readings and book signings take place in downtown Bend’s historic Tower Theatre on Friday evening, November 8th. Authors discuss and read from their work, and conclude the evening with book signing in the lobby.
The Nature of Words and NeighborImpact will be accepting canned food donations from ticket holders at the Tower Theatre this evening. Individuals making a donation will be eligible to win a set of four autographed books representing the featured authors. Enjoy this evening's thought-provoking readings and contribute to this seasonal food donation campaign at the same time.
The mission of The Nature of Words is to strengthen and support the literary arts and humanities in the High Desert region of the Northwest through community interaction with acclaimed authors, and through creative writing programs for youth and adults.