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The mission of the Waterston Desert Writing Prize is to strengthen and support the literary arts and humanities in the high desert region of the Northwest through recognition of literary excellence in nonfiction writing about desert landscapes, through community interaction with the winning authors of the annual prize, and presentations and programs that take place in association with the prize.

Patty Limerick: Guest Judge

Renowned Western historian, author and teacher Patty Limerick will act as guest judge for the 2019 submissions. Limerick will review the finalists identified by the judging teams.

James Anderson Workshop!

Award-winning fiction writer James Anderson has been added to the lineup of free creative writing workshops the afternoon of June 26, 2019 preceding the evening award event!

2019 Winner Interview

The 2019 winner of the Prize, Nathaniel Brodie, was interviewed by the Bend Bulletin. Read it here!

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John Calderazzo and Kathleen Dean Moore.