September 2015

Indie Publishing: Get Your Writing Out There

Event: 
Wed, 10/14/2015 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Independent publishing now rivals the combined output of all the publishers in New York. Authors Anthea Sharp and Ryan Williams will talk about how to get your writing directly into the hands of readers. This event is part of Timberland Reads Together - a one book, one community reading program.

 

 

LOCATION: Tenino Timberland Library

172 Central Avenue West, Tenino, WA 98589

(360) 264-2369.

 

 

 

 

 

Printing & Ebooks for Self-Published Authors

Event: 
Tue, 10/13/2015 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Join us for a talk on book printing and self-publishing with book printer Alison Bailey. Learn the process of book printing, ins and outs of self-publishing, ebook options and see examples of books printed in the Gorham Printing shop in Centralia.  Bring your questions for Q & A afterward! This event is part of Timberland Reads Together - a one book, one community reading program.

 

Location: Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater WA 98501. 
Phone: 360-943-7790. 
Intercity Transit route 12/13. 

 

 

 

Making the Most of Your Writing Time

Event: 
Sat, 10/10/2015 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

“I only write when I'm inspired, and I make sure I'm inspired every morning at 9 a.m.” Learn how to turn off your inner critic and make the most of the time you set aside to practice your craft. Participants will learn how to create a writing-friendly environment, manage and prepare for their writing time and how to measure success rather than focus on artificial deadlines. Presented by local author and writing instructor, Lindsay Schopfer.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library. This event is part of Timberland Reads Together - a one book, one community reading program.

 

Location: Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater WA 98501. 
Phone: 360-943-7790. 
Intercity Transit route 12/13. 

Choose Your Words Carefully

Event: 
Sat, 10/03/2015 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Mark Twain said that the difference between the right word and the nearly right word is the same as that between lightning and the lightning bug. Storytellers of all skills and disciplines will benefit from this fun and insightful look at the language they choose for their creative writing. Participants will learn how to develop their own unique writing voice, how to use a thesaurus wisely, how to write powerful metaphors and similes, and how to avoid clichés. Presented by local author and writing instructor, Lindsay Schopfer.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library. This event is part of Timberland Reads Together - a one book, one community reading program.

Location: Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater WA 98501. 
Phone: 360-943-7790. 
Intercity Transit route 12/13. 

Candidates Forum -- don't forget

The City Council candidates (4 out of the 5; the last one had a conflict) will be presenting their views on land-use questions tomorrow night, 7:00 at Traditions. 

Many of City Council's decisions have to do with land-use questions.  Councilmembers can decide land-use questions in ways that are helpful to all of us, or just a few; in ways that are helpful for future generations or just for the short term. 

Come and evaluate the candidates' answers to a set of questions.  (Your own questions come at the end.)  Light refreshments. 

Orca Books Children's Book Event: local authors Terri Cohlene and Doug Keith present "Something Special"

Event: 
Sun, 10/04/2015 - 1:00pm

Orca Books is delighted to welcome Terri Cohlene and Doug Keith to the store. Terri and Doug co-authored the wonderful picture book "Something Special," about a curious little frog who finds a mysterious gift outside his home near the castle moat. Terri will also be signing copies of her new book "Witch's Brew" and Doug will have copies of his newest title, "The Storybook Prince".

This is a free event at Orca Books, 509 4th Ave E, Olympia.


Terri grew up in Skyway, a suburb of Renton, Washington where she competed with her two brothers in polliwog-catching, berry-tossing and slug-handling.  Her work is influenced by car trips to Eastern Washington and visits to her grandparents’ apple orchard in Cashmere.  She is has authored nine books for children, serves on the board of Olympia Poetry Network, and is a freelance editor in Olympia, Washington.


Doug began his professional career as a commercial artist in New York City shortly after leaving art school in 1974. He has thirty years of experience in illustration, commercial art, graphic design, sculpting and fine art. His versatility earns him a wide range of projects including more than forty illustrated books, a series of popular alphabet posters, sculptures for garden statuary and numerous fine art commissions. Seattle’s EMP Museum tapped his sculpting skills to create museum quality mannequins for many of their exhibits.

Marine Life of Puget Sound

Event: 
Sat, 11/14/2015 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Learn about some of the fascinating marine creatures living right here in Puget Sound. At 2pm, beautiful photos and videos take you on a virtual field trip filled with surprises. Make a Save the Sound beaded necklace or marine life art project anytime throughout the day.

WET Science Center, 500 Adams St. NE, Olympia, WA 98501

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Food: Too Good to Waste

Event: 
Sat, 11/07/2015 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The average family throws away 25% of what they buy. During this 2pm presentation, various activities help kids and their families gain insights on what can be done at home to stop food waste from happening. After brainstorming ways to reduce your personal “foodprints,” you will look at how much water goes into producing various types of foods, learn how long certain foods stay safe if properly stored, and how to trust your eyes and nose rather than the sell by date. Then problemsolve to turn a list of food items, in a mock kitchen, into a full day of meals for a family of four. By using only what you have, and earning extra points for creatively using leftovers in meals, discover methods of maximizing the food at home rather than letting it go to waste. Everyone takes home tips and tools to help save money and the environment at the same time! Best for 4th grade and up. 

WET Science Center, 500 Adams St. NE, Olympia, WA 98501

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Bioluminescence & Spooky Creatures of the Deep

Event: 
Sat, 10/31/2015 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Some of earth’s spookiest creatures live in the deepest parts of the ocean. Learn about their mesmerizing bioluminescence through enchanting photos and videos that will amaze and inspire you. Make anglerfish hats – a great Halloween costume option – and other bioluminescent art to take home.

WET Science Center, 500 Adams St. NE, Olympia, WA 98501

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Fall Art: Salmon and Leaves

Event: 
Sat, 10/24/2015 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Celebrate fall by creating beautifully colored works of art inspired by leaves and the returning salmon. Design color-diffusing paper leaves, leaf or fish prints, and much more. We provide the supplies and inspiration, you bring the creativity! Feel free to bring in your own fall leaves to use in your artwork.

WET Science Center, 500 Adams St. NE, Olympia, WA 98501 

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