PENDLETON – The Eastern Oregon Word Round-Up, a festival featuring several noted Northeastern Oregon writers, is coming up Friday-Sunday, Oct. 3-5, in Pendleton.

The festival will be held at Tamastslikt Cultural Institute on the Umatilla Indian Reservation and at the Pendleton Center for the Arts.

Keynote speakers this year include Lidia Yuknavitch, nationally-acclaimed author of the best-selling “The Chronology of Water,” and Lance Olsen, creative writing instructor and author of “Architectures of Possibility.”

This is the third year for the Word Round-Up, which is sponsored by the nonprofit Libraries of Eastern Oregon, with funding assistance from the Wildhorse Foundation.

Free admission will be offered at the Tamastslikt museum, and admission to the Round-Up and all one-hour programs is also free. Two-hour workshops cost $25 a person, but are free to junior and highschool students.

A complete schedule is at

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