Just three days until Bend becomes a literary hub with the kickoff of the Nature of Words annual festival on Thursday, November 7!
The current issue of the Source features our full coverage of the event, including previews, interviews and book reviews.
Everyday this week we'll give you a sneak peak of our coverage of this year's amazing authors that will be coming to town for readings, workshops and receptions at Nature of Words 2013.
Today: James Prosek, Yale graduate, author, naturalist, artist and fisherman.
He will speak several times during the weekend festival, including a reception at Confluence Fly Fishing Shop, Old Mill District, Friday, Nov. 8, 3 pm, invite-only; author reading at Tower Theatre, Friday, Nov. 8, 7 pm, $30; and workshop at OSU-Cascade Campus, Cascades Hall, 1 — 3 pm, $45.
Buy tickets here!
Associate editor for the Source James Williams read Prosek's most recent novel:
“The Day My Mother Left,” a touching story of Jeremy, a nine-year-old who must pick up the pieces after his beloved mother abandons her suburban family. Jeremy’s father, though devoted, becomes despondent when his wife suddenly leaves for another man and Jeremy’s older sister is rarely available. The boy is left to contemplate, explore and, of course, fish—all as means to help him deal with his complicated emotions.