Attention, book lovers! Support local literary culture by attending workshops, author presentations and classes offered this week (and every week) at various shops and libraries in Central Oregon.
Bob Welch—author presentation
Cascade Summer: My Adventure on Oregon's Pacific Crest Trail. A second reading will be held at Paulina Springs in Sisters, 252 W. Hood Ave., on Friday, May 17. Both events at
6 pm. Paulina Springs Books, 422 SW 6th St. Redmond. $5. Refund upon purchase of the book.
Paulann Petersen—writing workshop
Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen teaches a workshop titled, "Downstream: Writing with the Current." 1 pm. Crook County Library, 175 NW Meadowlakes Dr., Prineville. Free.
Matheu Desilva—author presentation
Reading from The Accidental Snake Thief, a young adult novel. 5 pm. Dudley's Bookshop Café, 135 NW Minnesota Ave. Free.
Intro to Self-Publishing—workshop
Karen Gilden covers traditional publishing, POD, e-books and marketing. 11:30 am. Sisters Park & Recreation, 1750 West McKinney Butte Rd., Sisters. $60.
Steven Weaver—author presentation
Book signing of The Vault: A Journey of Discovery, a young adult novel. 3 pm. The Kilns Bookstore, 550 NW Industrial Way, #44. Free.
Writing From Your Bones: Discovering Your Story—workshop
A workshop for women looking to learn to share their written stories. 5 pm. The Workhouse, 50 SE Scott St., #6. $25.
Bill Fletcher Jr.—author presentation
Reading from They're Bankrupting Us!: And 20 Other Myths about Unions. 2 pm. Dudley's Bookshop Café, 135 NW Minnesota Ave. Free.