Kimberly Bowker (she/her/hers) is a freelance writer and narrative journalist based in Bend, Oregon.
Growing up in Central Oregon, Kimberly's first job was at Paulina Springs Books in Sisters and her first article about a family camping trip published in The Nugget newspaper. Kimberly studied anthropology and history at Middlebury College in Vermont and returned home to work in the business department at Bend's daily newspaper The Bulletin.
She is very grateful to have lived and visited different places around this Earth, and her work has appeared in various local and national publications. Kimberly received a master's degree in literary nonfiction from the University of Oregon. She is organizer of the Central Oregon Book Project, an anthology funded by a Kickstarter campaign with copies of the book distributed to Little Free Libraries around the region.
Kimberly loves writing and learning from history, people's lives, the natural world and how everything connects.
Thank you for what you do — for the world and for one another.
COCC Continuing Education Instructor
Workshop Teacher at Deschutes Public Library
Interviews with Kimberly:
Ignite Bend - A Brief History of Beer
Photo by Tim Gallivan