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Monday, November 4, 2013

Four Days Until the 2013 Nature of Words Festival!

Posted By on Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Just four days until Bend becomes a literary hub with the kickoff of the Nature of Words annual festival on Thursday, November 7!

The upcoming 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 at our coverage of the amazing authors that will be coming to town for readings, workshops and receptions at Nature of Words 2013.

First up is former journalist turned novelist, Jim Lynch. You can also read the New York Times review of Lynch's most recent novel, Truth Like the Sun, here. He will present an author reading at Tower Theatre, Friday, Nov. 8, 7 pm, $30; and workshop at OSU-Cascade Campus, Cascades Hall, 9 -11 am, $45.
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Source Weekly: You clearly adore Washington. What do you think Washington offers as a writer?
Jim Lynch: I grew up being a Tom Robbins and Ken Kesey fan—one of the reasons is they wrote so powerfully about the landscape here. We don’t have a really long or rich cultural history, but we have this exotic landscape. I like to play with the landscape, and the ambiance that it plays on the page.

Read the rest of this Q & A (Author Jim Lynch’s Literature is Equally at Home in Rural and Urban Washington) and our continued coverage of the Nature of Words event in this week's Source, on stands November 7th and online at

Here's a video of Lynch reading from Truth Like the Sun on the Seattle Monorail.

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