Writers Reading

Sibyl James discusses West African memoir

Event: 
Thu, 02/09/2012 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Sibyl James, a writer, traveler and Fulbright Scholar, will be at the Olympia Timberland Library on Thursday, February 9 from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. to read from and discuss her new book “The Last Woro Woro to Treichville: A West African Memoir.” Books will be available for purchase. The program takes place after the library closes.

The memoir is based on Ms. James’s experiences teaching and traveling as a Fulbright professor in Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) in 1999 and 2000. The memoir includes in part her observations on daily life and culture, the coup and civil unrest that set the scene for the country's recent civil wars and the four African girls who “adopted” her.

A believer in the value of immersing oneself in another culture, James has taught in the U.S., China, Mexico and, as Fulbright professor, in Tunisia and Cote d'Ivoire. Her publications include nine books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, including In China with Harpo and Karl, The Adventures of Stout Mama and China Beats (Egress Studio Press). James lives in Seattle.

The Olympia Timberland Library is at 313 8th Avenue. For more information, call the library at (360) 352-0595 or go to www.TRL.org.

Rudy Martin Reads at Timberland

Event: 
Thu, 02/02/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

From today's inbox -

On Thursday, Feb. 2, Rudy Martin will read at the Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave. SE.  He'll touch on the family memoir On the Move:  A Black Family’s Western Saga, and the novel Natural-Born Proud:  A Revery, but will emphasize his most recent publication, the collection Seaside Stories.

"This is a beautiful collection of essays. It draws the reader into the life of a young man struggling with the twin pressures of race, and being the son of a Pentecostal preacher, in the context of a small California town at a moment of dramatic change in the country during the 1950s and 60s. The stories are vivid, personal, dramatic, and captivating."
                        Carol Lynn McKibben, Stanford University.

Meet "Mayan December" Author Brenda Cooper

Author Brenda Cooper will be at the Olympia Timberland Library this Thursday, January 26 from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. to read from her new novel, “Mayan December,” and answer questions. The program takes place after the library closes. No other library services will be available.

The themes of the novel center on the end of the Mayan calendar, the love between a mother and daughter, and a friendship that crosses time. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Cooper is a Pacific Northwest writer of science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories. She loves dogs, the future, and being curious. Her Web site is www.brenda-cooper.com.

The Olympia Timberland Library is at 313 8th Avenue SE, Olympia. For more information, please call the library at (360) 352-0595 or go to www.TRL.org.

Meet "Mayan December" Author Brenda Cooper

Event: 
Thu, 01/26/2012 - 7:30pm - 7:45pm

Author Brenda Cooper will be at the Olympia Timberland Library this Thursday, January 26 from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. to read from her new novel, “Mayan December,” and answer questions. The program takes place after the library closes. No other library services will be available.

The themes of the novel center on the end of the Mayan calendar, the love between a mother and daughter, and a friendship that crosses time. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Cooper is a Pacific Northwest writer of science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories. She loves dogs, the future, and being curious. Her Web site is www.brenda-cooper.com.

The Olympia Timberland Library is at 313 8th Avenue SE, Olympia. For more information, please call the library at (360) 352-0595 or go to www.TRL.org.

Poetry Performance: Alan Lau and Susie Kozawa

From today's inbox -
 
On January 26th, Alan Lau, American Book Award Winning Poet and Susie Kozawa, innovative Sound Artist and Composer will perform at 2PM in Lecture Hall 5 at Evergreen.  Lau will be reading from his book of poetry, Blues and Greens: A Produce Worker's Journal, and Kozawa will be accompanying him.
 
"Alan Chong Lau’s poetic memoir of his days as a produce worker in Seattle’s Chinatown reveals a microcosm of grassroots, working-class Asian America—a world where customers, workers, and fruits and vegetables intersect in exchanges that crackle with energy and brim over with humor.
 
With the simple profundity of a Zen koan, the poems bear witness to people’s humanity. Lau portrays in words and pictures a community in constant flux as it moves to the push and pull of immigration. Blues and Greens has a lot to say about Asian Americans. What emerges is an acutely observed, nuanced critique of where Asian Americans—native-born, refugee, and migrant—are today."
                                                    Intersections: Asian and Pacific AmericanTranscultural Studies
 

Poetry Performance: Alan Lau and Susie Kozawa

Event: 
Thu, 01/26/2012 - 2:00pm

From today's inbox -
 
On January 26th, Alan Lau, American Book Award Winning Poet and Susie Kozawa, innovative Sound Artist and Composer will perform at 2PM in Lecture Hall 5 at Evergreen.  Lau will be reading from his book of poetry, Blues and Greens: A Produce Worker's Journal, and Kozawa will be accompanying him.
 
"Alan Chong Lau’s poetic memoir of his days as a produce worker in Seattle’s Chinatown reveals a microcosm of grassroots, working-class Asian America—a world where customers, workers, and fruits and vegetables intersect in exchanges that crackle with energy and brim over with humor.
 
With the simple profundity of a Zen koan, the poems bear witness to people’s humanity. Lau portrays in words and pictures a community in constant flux as it moves to the push and pull of immigration. Blues and Greens has a lot to say about Asian Americans. What emerges is an acutely observed, nuanced critique of where Asian Americans—native-born, refugee, and migrant—are today."
                                                    Intersections: Asian and Pacific AmericanTranscultural Studies
 

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