Tickets for The Nature of Words literary festival, including author readings, workshops and more, are available now through www .thenatureofwords.org.
Writers on tap for this year’s festival, scheduled for Nov. 7-10, include poets Lawson Inada, Ellen Waterston and Emily Carr; creative nonfiction author James Prosek, fiction writer Jim Lynch and slam poet and young adult fiction writer Karen Finneyfrock.
Tickets can also be reserved for free events including the Nov. 7 Rising Star Creative Writing Competition Awards Ceremony and the Nov. 10 Author Reading and Open Mic.
Tickets for the guest author readings Nov. 8 are available only at the Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend, or contact www.towertheatre.org or 541-317-0700.