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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.

Robert Michael Pyle Named Guest Judge

Robert Michael Pyle, renowned author, lepidopterist, teacher and environmental humanitarian, will be the guest judge for the 2020 Waterston Desert Writing Prize. Pyle will also take part in "A Desert Conversation" panel at the June 24, 2020 awards event at the High Desert Museum.

2020 Prize Event Date

The 2020 Waterston Desert Writing Prize award event will be held at the High Desert Museum June 24, 2020. Mark your calendar and reserve the date to join us in celebrating the best in desert writing.

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.