A Novel Idea

The Deschutes Public Library and the Deschutes Public Library Foundation present Teddy Wayne, author of the 8th annual “A Novel Idea… Read Together” selection Kapitoil.

This event is FREE but tickets are REQUIREDAll tickets to this event have been given out.  Prior to 7pm empty seats will be filled with people in the waiting line who have no tickets.

A Novel Idea…Read Together kicks off on April 10, 2011 with three weeks of free cultural programs, book discussions, films, food tastings, music, and art – and will culminate with author Teddy Wayne visiting Central Oregon April 28 – 30 with a live reading on April 29th at the Tower Theatre in downtown Bend.

Kapitoil has already received major accolades, earning Wayne a prestigious fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist, which raved about his “wonderfully assured debut novel, at once poignant, insightful, and funny.”

“The Library chose Teddy Wayne’s debut novel, Kapitoil, for the unique quality of its storytelling and for its intuitive timeliness,” said Novel Idea project director Chantal Strobel. “The novel is deftly told through Karim Issar whose funny and often robotic observation of American culture is both incisive and heart-wrenching. Kapitoil and the Novel Idea programs will provide ample discussion and discovery for our communities to explore in April 2011.”

Learn more at The Deschutes Library website.

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