NY Times Best-Selling Author Event

  • Location:Tower Theatre, Bend
  • Date/Time:Tuesday, 10/17/2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Beth Macy, the author behind the acclaimed New York Times best-sellers “Factory Man” and “Truevine,” will speak on the craft of writing and her methods of investigating complex social issues at the Tower Theatre at 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Tickets are $15 for non-students and available at the Tower Theatre’s website; COCC students can get a free ticket at the Coats Campus Center Info Desk with ID. The Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program of the COCC Foundation is holding the event.


Macy’s presentation will center on her writing process—how her nonfiction narratives draw upon decades of analysis, journalistic investigation and on-the-ground reporting. Championing the rural American underdog, her writings have focused on the effects of globalization, racial injustice and, in her next book release, the opioid epidemic.

A journalist, lecturer and former reporter for The Roanoke Times, Macy’s work has appeared in a range of national publications. Her reporting has earned more than a dozen national awards, including a Nieman Fellowship for Journalism at Harvard and the Lukas Prize from the Columbia School of Journalism.


The University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication is the title sponsor of the program, with additional support from Brooks Resources Corporation, the Deschutes Public Library and students of COCC and OSU-Cascades.

For more information on this event, contact Charlotte Gilbride, coordinator for the COCC Foundation’s Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program, at 541-383-7257 or cgilbride@cocc.edu.

Established in 1985, the Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program brings renowned scholars, lecturers and experts to the Central Oregon region to provide broad-based, educational and relevant programming to COCC, its students and the community.