Author! Author! is the Deschutes Public Library Foundation’s visiting author literary series. The event brings the country’s top authors to Bend for a lively discussion of the author’s current works, literature and writing process. 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 four best-selling writers visiting with each annual series, Central Oregon played host to numerous authors who have won Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, and Edgar Awards, among other literary prizes. All proceeds benefit the Deschutes Public Library youth, teen, and senior programs and services.