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Waterston Desert Writing Prize Award Ceremony

Thursday, June 29, 2017, 1:30 AM - 3:00 AM


The Waterston Desert Writing Prize Award ceremony honors the winner and finalists with a reception and readings at the Museum. This year's awards ceremony will include "A Desert Conversation" featuring author, philosopher and environmental advocate Kathleen Dean Moore and Colorado State University professor emeritus John Calderazzo.

This Prize honors creative nonfiction that illustrates artistic excellence, sensitivity to place and desert literacy. Inspired by author and poet Ellen Waterston's love of the High Desert of Central Oregon, a region that has been her muse for over 30 years, the Prize recognizes the vital role deserts play worldwide in the ecosystem and the human narrative.

The award ceremony will feature a reading by the award recipient, who will recieve $2,000 and a four-week residency at PLAYA, a residency program for artists and scientists in Summer Lake, Oregon. For more information about the Waterston Desert Writing Prize, visit www.waterstonprize.org or call 541-480-3933.

Wednesday, June 28
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free
Hosted wine bar and hors d'oeuvres
RSVP: https://www.highdesertmuseum.org/rsvp

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