(Image | Courtesy of High Desert Museum) The High Desert Museum will begin accepting submissions for the 2022 Waterston Desert Writing Prize on Saturday, January 1. The ninth annual Prize honors literary nonfiction that illustrates artistic excellence, sensitivity to place, and desert literacy with the desert as both subject and setting. Early, mid-career and established…

(Book cover photo | Courtesy of Central Oregon Community College) In anticipation of Central Oregon Community College’s (COCC) 14th annual Season of Nonviolence, the college is convening a series of community book groups focused on Robin Wall Kimmerer’s New York Times-bestselling Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants. COCC’s Season of…

An active imagination is something worth celebrating, and a new book from CK Gregory, Mr. Sunnyside: Imagination, shows young audiences that there is an “eggciting” alternative to screen time: the power of their own minds. Written for ages five to ten, Mr. Sunnyside: Imagination introduces young readers to Tommy, a boy stuck at home on…

(Photos | Courtesy of Deschutes Public Library) Deschutes Public Library Foundation Reveals the Title Alongside a Youth Edition Book Deschutes Public Library announces The Seed Keeper as the 2022 A Novel Idea…Read Together selection. The book, written by Diane Wilson, was revealed during a virtual event on December 5. A youth book, I Can Make…

The Deschutes Public Library has a slate of events happening in December. A Novel Idea … Unveiled! The Library’s best-kept secret will soon be the talk of the town. Find out which books will pass through the hands and capture the hearts of Deschutes County residents during this annual celebration of literature and community. Join…

(Photo | Courtesy of Faceout Studio) Faceout Studio is celebrating its 25th anniversary this fall by releasing a special edition wooden toy bookmobile, a collaboration with the amazing team at Candylab, New York. “It has been an honor to work with publishers and authors all these years,” says principal, Torrey Sharp. “Our purpose is to…

(Graphic | Courtesy of Deschutes Public Library) The holidays are upon us, and for some, 2021 is already in the rearview mirror. Make time to jubilate the successes, collective and individual, as Deschutes Public Library presents “Know Celebrate” in December. Enjoy holiday caroling from the Sisters High School Jazz Choir, contemporary tunes from the Bend…

The Deschutes Public Library Foundation’s Author! Author! literary series rings in its tenth season with three powerful writers: Amy Tan, Tommy Orange and Neil Gaiman. The new season will be all virtual, with each author bringing a unique voice and perspective to the table: Amy Tan | January 13 • 7pm | Online New York…