The mission of the Waterston Desert Writing Prize is to strengthen and support the literary arts and humanities in the high desert region of the Northwest through recognition of literary excellence in nonfiction writing about desert landscapes, through community interaction with the winning authors of the annual prize, and presentations and programs that take place in association with the prize.
WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO?
• brings world-class desert writers to Bend for readings, panels and workshops
• makes possible a free and open-to-the-public annual award event recognizing writing competition winners at the High Desert Museum.
• enriches the cultural opportunities available in Central Oregon
• helps to bring attention to the vital role deserts play worldwide in the ecosystem and human narrative.