(Photo | Courtesy of Dancing Moon Press) Local writer Kake Huck calls herself a “desultory poet” because it took her eight years to write the short collection called Sentenced to Venice.  “I wrote one poem a month for my writing group meetings. I’m not what you would call driven.” Recently published by Bend’s Dancing Moon Press,…

(Photo | Courtesy of Deschutes Public Library) Season and individual event tickets are now on sale for the 2020 Author! Author! Literary Series. The line-up of bestselling authors includes Barry Lopez (Arctic Dreams), Susan Orlean (The Library Book), and Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma). Series tickets are $75 for general admission, or $210 for premiere…

(Photo courtesy of Buddy Mays) Among the most beautiful and mysterious creatures in nature, butterflies are fascinating to watch, gorgeous to look at and certainly stimulating to learn about. Central Oregon is a butterfly haven and The Butterflies of Bend & Central Oregon, a recently released identification guide by author/photographer/biologist Buddy Mays, describes in words…

(Devon Raney | Photos courtesy of Patagonia Books) Vision-impaired snowboarder Devon Raney will discuss his forthcoming book Still Sideways: Riding the Edge Again After Losing My Sight (published by Patagonia, hardcover) on Friday night, December 13 at 7pm in the Bend Patagonia store, 1000 NW Wall Street. The event coincides with Mt. Bachelor’s Dirksen Derby (December 13-14),…

Central Oregon has experienced immense growth in the first 20 years of the 21st century. It’s estimated the county will swell to nearly 215,000 people in 2020, which reflects a nearly 85 percent increase in the population from 2000. Ensuring that county residents have continued access to the robust selection of materials and resources they’ve…

(Photo | Courtesy of Deschutes Public Library) The convenience and adaptability of e-books continues to make them a favorite format among some readers. Pew Research found that 28 percent of Americans read an e-book in 2016, and that statistic mirrors usage at Deschutes Public Library, where digital materials such as e-books offer essential accessibility to…

Are there are other Bends in parallel universes? Nine local authors have stretched the real-world Bend into the realm of the imagination, with citizens that do not exist and events that never happened.  The writers portray Bend as a hotbed of international intrigue, romances, darkly-plotted murders, horse stealing, time-travel, family dramas and fanciful stories for…

Reedy Press announced the release of our latest local guidebook, 100 Things to Do in Bend, Oregon Before You Die, by Joshua Savage. The bucket list is comprehensive, fun and quirky, and celebrates the top ways to connect with the city and nearby surroundings. Picture the ancient snowcapped peaks of the Cascade Mountains rising above…

(Image / Courtesy of Deschutes Public Library) Thrills and chills are headed this way as we delve into everything horror in October at Deschutes Public Library. Hear tales of gruesome murders and ghostly hauntings right here in Oregon. Get goosebumps with performances of The Evil Dead and The Canterville Ghost by local thespians. This month-long…