Owyhee River Journals with author Bonnie Olin
Wednesday, November 8, 6:30 PM, Brookwood Library – Community Room
The spectacular Owyhee River and canyonlands in far southeastern Oregon and neighboring Idaho and Nevada, may be Oregon’s most remote wild place – and one of its best kept secrets. Join Bonnie Olin, author of The Owyhee River Journals, who brings an intimate knowledge of the area acquired from numerous trips into the canyonlands over a period of 22 years, as she leads a presentation that immerses the audience in this very special place. Learn about the history of the Owyhee region and what makes it so special, and about efforts to protect this amazing corner of Oregon and what you can do to help. A book signing immediately follow the presentation.
Steve Dimeo, Author Discussion and Book Signing
Thursday, November 16, 6:30 PM, Brookwood Library – Event Room
Born September 27, 1945, in Portland, Oregon, Steve attended grade school in Witch Hazel and Reedville before moving to Hillsboro in 1955, graduating from Hillsboro Union High School as salutatorian. At the University of Oregon he served as Entertainment Editor for the Oregon Daily Emerald . He won a full NDEA Fellowship to the University of Utah from 1967-1970 serving as a part-time movie reviewer for the Utah Daily Chronicle. Steve earned an M.A. and Ph.D. “with honors” in American Literature, writing dissertations on Edgar Allan Poe and Ray Bradbury. He was an assistant professor in the English department at Mayville State College in North Dakota from 1970-1972. He returned home to teach English at Milwaukie High School until winning a Junior Fulbright to the Gesammthochschule Duisburg in West German in 1974-1975. While hoping to return to teaching, he took a “stopgap” job at the Washington County assessment department which lasted 28 years. During all that time, he never stopped writing, even trying his hand at editing a literary magazine called the New Oregon Review. On November 16 he will read from his newly published first mystery novel, The Magic Cape Caper.
Dr. Jim Moore, Biography on Governor Vic Atiyeh
Thursday, December 7, 6:30 PM, Brookwood Library – Community Room
Dr. Jim Moore, Director of Tom McCall Center for Polity Innovation at Pacific University is one of the most widely used political analysts in the Pacific Northwest. He will share his biography on Governor Vic Atiyeh.
Learn how a small business owner reshaped a state. Vic Atiyeh was many things: the 1st Arab American governor in the US, the latest Republican governor to hold office in Oregon, one of the visionaries who fertilized the ground to create our Silicon Forest, & the person who faced down the Rajneeshees. His world view came from 34 years of retail work in downtown Portland & his political life representing Washington County in the legislature for 20 years. The decisions that were made during his years in the governor’s office created Oregon’s economic center as we know it today.