Rick Steber

Rick Steber of Prineville is a renowned western writer.


The Elgin Museum and Historical Society is excited to welcome acclaimed Western writer Rick Steber to Elgin as the first guest in our new Storytellers Speaker Series.

Steber, a masterful storyteller, will spin tales, sign books and share accounts of his personal experiences writing about “The People and Places of Eastern Oregon,” beginning at 4 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 3 at the Historic Elgin Opera House. Admission is $2, which will include entrance into the museum next door, immediately following the event. Tickets will be available at the door of the opera house and at the museum on the afternoon of the event.

The author of more than 40 books, including “Traces,” “Jackson Sundown,” “Red White Black,” “Little White Man” and “Wild Horse Rider” (the story of Lew Minor), Steber has sold more than two million copies of his works and has won numerous awards for his colorful and intensively researched non-fiction books, biographies and novels. Among his accolades are the Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best Western Novel, the Independent Publishers Award---Best Regional Fiction, the Western Heritage Award, the Benjamin Franklin Award, the Mid-America Publishers Award, the Oregon Library Association Award and the Oregon Literary Arts Award.

Many of Steber's stories were inspired by historical figures and events right here in Northeastern Oregon. At one time, Steber lived in Summerville, where the rich history and stories of the area inspired him to write the popular and beautifully illustrated book, “Rendezvous.” His “Tales of the Wild West” series recounts the lives and times of the pioneers, Indians, loggers, miners, mountain men and hardy women who tamed this rugged land we now call home.

Raised in Bonanza, a small town in Southern Oregon, Steber currently makes his home in Prineville, where he writes in a cabin in the foothills of the Ochoco Mountains. He recently opened a new retail business in Prineville, Rick Steber & Company---MAKERS, which sells items from more than 30 rural artists and craftsmen.

Cowboy, historian, educational advocate and deeply rooted Eastern Oregonian, Steber truly embodies the spirit of the Old West.

Mark your calendars and get ready to welcome back to the Grande Ronde Valley, Oregon's beloved and most prolific Western storyteller, Rick Steber!

More information about Steber and his books is available on his website: www.ricksteber.com

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