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October 31, 2008

Steven Bender Attends Oregon Book Awards Ceremony, Wordstock November 9

Oregon Law Professor Steven Bender will be attending the 2008 Oregon Book Awards on Sunday, November 9, at the Portland Art Museum as one of five finalists in the category of  the Frances Fuller Victor Award for General Nonfiction for his book One Night in America: Robert Kennedy, Cesar Chavez, and the Dream of Dignity (Paradigm Publishers 2008).
Each year the Oregon Book Awards honor Oregon writers who work in the genres of   poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, drama, and young readers literature. The Oregon Book Awards are presented by Literary Arts, an organization that supports and celebrates Oregon writers and publishers.
As a finalist, Professor Bender is invited to participate in the 2008 Oregon Book Awards Author Tour, which brings finalists to public libraries and independent bookstores in towns including North Bend, Eugene, Newport, and Astoria.
That same day, Professor Bender will take part in the annual Wordstock Book Fair, a festival of books, writers, and storytelling at the Portland Convention Center. He will take part in the 4:00 p.m. nonfiction book-reading panel. Wordstock is the largest celebration of literature and literacy in the Pacific Northwest, and is one of the largest festivals of its kind in the country.
Professor Bender spent five years practicing real estate law at the Phoenix-based business law firm of Lewis and Roca. He is the coauthor of a casebook on real estate transactions, a national treatise on real estate financing, and a book on Latino stereotypes titled Greasers and Gringos: Latinos, Law, and the American Imagination (NYU Press 2003). Professor Bender is an elected member of the American Law Institute and the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.
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