Guest Presenters


Ellen Santasiero

Ellen Santasiero's essays, interviews, and articles have appeared in Northwest Review, Marlboro Review, The Sun, Oregon Humanities, High Desert Journal, Oregon Home, Bend Living, and in Going Green, a 2009 anthology from the University of Oklahoma press. In 2010, her essay "Marginalia" was featured in "Dialogical," a writer's and artists' collaborative exhibit curated by Portland State University. She works as a freelance writer and teaches literature and writing at Oregon State University in Bend.


Bruce Berger

Bruce Berger has published numerous books on the intersection of nature and culture, including Almost an Island, an account of 30 years' experience in Baja California, and The Telling Distance, winner of the Western States Book Award and the Colorado Book Award.

Elena Ascencio-Ibanez

Elena Ascencio-Ibanez is a Todos Santos-based poet and noted translator, including psychiatrist and meditation teacher Robert Hall’s collection of poems Buddha Now Buda Ya

Gordon Chaplin

Gordon Chaplin, a noted journalist and sea conservationist, is the author of several books including Dark Wind: A Survivor's Tale of Love and Loss, and his most recent (published in 2013) and critically acclaimed Full Fathom Five: Ocean Warming and A Father's Legacy.