Writers Reading

Orca Books Author Event: Jereme Zimmerman, "Make Mead Like a Viking"

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 7:00pm

Jereme Zimmerman will present his new book, "Make Mead Like a Viking: Traditional Techniques for Brewing Natural, Wild-Fermented, Honey-Based Wines and Beers."

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

Ancient societies brewed flavorful and healing meads, ales, and wines for millennia using only intuition, storytelling, and knowledge passed down through generations no fancy, expensive equipment or degrees in chemistry needed. In "Make Mead Like a Viking", homesteader, fermentation enthusiast, and self-described Appalachian Yeti Viking Jereme Zimmerman summons the bryggjemann of the ancient Norse to demonstrate how homebrewing mead, arguably the world's oldest fermented alcoholic beverage, can be not only uncomplicated but fun. Armed with wild-yeast-bearing totem sticks, readers will learn techniques for brewing sweet, semi-sweet, and dry meads, melomels (fruit meads), metheglins (spiced meads), Ethiopian tej,  flower and herbal meads, braggots, honey beers, country wines, and even Viking grog!

Jereme Zimmerman grew up on his parents northern Kentucky goat farm, Twin Meadows, where he was also homeschooled. After graduating from Berea College in Kentucky, he moved to the Pacific Northwest, where he immersed himself in the world of homebrewing. As the world's only peace-loving, green-living Appalachian Yeti Viking, Zimmerman writes, blogs, and speaks regularly on fermentation, mead-making, homesteading, and good eating.

Civil War Stories Through Letters

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

What would a soldier write to his loved ones back home? Join Nick K. Adams in a journey to the past as he reads from the book 'My Dear Wife and Children : Civil War Letters from a 2nd Minnesota Volunteer'  These are letters written from 1861 to 1863 during the Civil War by Nick Adams' great-great-grandfather, Corporal David Brainard Griffin who left Minnesota to fight never to return home.

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

Summer Reading Begins!

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Head to the Tumwater Timberland Library and sign up for the summer reading program! This year’s theme is sports: "On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!" for children, "Get in the Game...Read" for teens, and “Exercise Your Mind” for adults.  Summer Reading is a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program. Watch our website, www.TRL.org, for our summer events and festivities!

Location: Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater WA 98501. 

Phone: 360-943-7790. 

Intercity Transit route 12/13.  


Orca Books Event: Norman Stockwell, editor of "Rebel Reporting: John Ross Speaks to Independent Journalists"

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 3:00pm

Author Talk: Norman Stockwell @ Orca Books | Olympia | Washington | United States

FREE talk at Orca Books, 509 4th Ave E in downtown Olympia.

Norman Stockwell will discuss a book he edited: “Rebel Reporting,” the collected lectures of the legendary rebel reporter John Ross.

The book outlines the basic responsibilities of a journalist, and provides instructions on how to document injustices and poetically pitch stories to audiences to create change in society.

Stockwell has reported for Madison, Wisconsn’s independent radio station WORT since 1983, and has worked as a journalist all over the world.

Comic Reading with Taylor Dow, Chris Sabatini, and Chelsea Baker

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturday, May 14, 2016
An All ages comic reading with Taylow Dow, Chris Sabatini and Chelsea Baker.

Three local comic artists will share their work. Proceeds benefit the second annual Olympia Zine Fest, taking place in downtown Olympia on October 1 & 2 2016.

Bar Francis
110 Franklin St. NE
5-7pm, $5 at the door

Taylor Dow: taylorhdow.com
Chris Sabatini: maybeparade.tumblr.com
Chelsea Baker: facebook.com/chelseascomics

Diary Disclosure

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

At Diary Disclosure, adults read from the funny, sweet, and otherwise amusing writings of their adolescence. Each edition of Diary Disclosure benefits an organization that serves youth. Proceeds from May's event will go toward youth involvement at Olympia Zine Fest!

Thursday, May 5
Obsidian, 414 4th Ave. E
7pm doors, 8pm show, $7 suggested donation, 21+

Ned Hayes - Author Visit

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Join us at the library, where Pacific Northwest author Ned Hayes will join us on his first book tour stop for
the new novel "The Eagle Tree," the story of an Olympia boy obsessed by climate
change, fighting to save an old growth tree. This program will occur after
regular library hours and no other library services will be available.  All library programs are free and open to the public.

"Before the Wind" - a book release event with Jim Lynch

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Local author Jim Lynch will present his new book, a grand saga of a sailing-obsessed family. He is the author of "The Highest Tide," "Border Songs" and "Truth Like the Sun." Books will be available for sale.

Tumwater May-hem Comic and Game Fest

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Drop by the Tumwater Timberland Library to get free comic books, play games, make personalized superhero insignia necklaces, and other super-hero related activities! Enter a family cosplay contest to win super-cool prizes from local comic and game stores. Ask at the library’s information desk for a schedule of events or for more information. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library.

Location: Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater WA 98501. 

Phone: 360-943-7790. 

Intercity Transit route 12/13. 

Orca Books Reading: Maggie Kast presents her new novel, "A Free, Unsullied Land"

Sat, 03/19/2016 - 3:00pm

Maggie Kast will read from from her new novel, "A Free, Unsullied Land.""

Nineteen-year-old Henriette Greenberg takes her first steps away from an abusive home on the dance floor of a Chicago jazz dive in prohibition-era Chicago and is enraptured by this new music. Struggling to escape a mother who doesn’t like girls and a father who likes young women all too well, she submerges herself in bad sex and political action. She meets and falls in love with Dilly Brannigan, a graduate student in anthropology. Ignoring his warnings, she travels to Scottsboro, Alabama, to protest the unfair conviction of nine young black men accused of rape. A powerful funeral ritual gives her hope of re-writing her family story but tempts her to violate an Apache taboo, endangering her life, her love, and her longed-for escape from home.

Maggie is also the author of "The Crack Between the Worlds: A Dancer's Memoir of Loss, Faith, and Family".

Event date: 
Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 3:00pm

Event address: 
509 E 4th Ave

Olympia, WA 98501

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