The Author! Author! series began in 2012 as a way to expand the literary landscape in Central Oregon while raising funds for the Deschutes Public Library Foundation. With best-selling writers visiting for each annual series, Central Oregon has played host to numerous authors who have won Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, and Edgar Awards, among other literary prizes. Featured author in May is Robin Wall Kimmerer who is founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment. She is an outstanding, award winning nature writer. Event takes place at the Bend High Auditorium.