Writers Reading

Four Humans Using Words to Communicate

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Location: Olympia Timberland Library- 313 8th Ave SE, Olympia.
Contact: 360-352-0595

Description: Four authors - Kate Robinson, Caleb Beckwith, Alice Wynne, and Reid Urban - will read excerpts from their works on topics such as rage, lust, romantic comedy and madness.

Mimi Williams and Mary Gentry

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Come join us at the library for this exciting program, featuring two local artists!

All library programs are free and open to the public.  Books will be available to purchase for those interested.  Feel free to call with any questions!  360-352-0595.

Orca Books reading: David Hlavsa presents his memoir "Walking Distance: Pilgrimage, Parenthood, Grief, and Home Repairs"

Sat, 10/17/2015 - 3:00pm

David Hlavsa, head of the Theatre Arts Department at St. Martin's University, will present his new memoir, "Walking Distance: Pilgrimage, Parenthood, Grief, and Home Repairs". To strengthen their marriage and prepare them for parenthood, David and Lisa walk the Camino de Santiago, a 400-mile pilgrimage across the north of Spain. But, as they discover, the pilgrimage doesn’t end in Santiago; it continues as they return home and face more difficult challenges: the stillbirth of their first son and Lisa’s harrowing second pregnancy. "Walking Distance" is a moving and disarmingly funny book, a good story with a happy ending—the safe arrival of David and Lisa’s second son, Benjamin. David and Lisa get more than they bargained for, but they also get exactly what they wanted: a child, a solid marriage, and a richer life.

"Deeply inspiring. For some couples wanting a baby and having one is like a walk across a backyard garden sweet and swift. For others, it s a pilgrimage of passionate endurance. "Walking Distance "is a poignant and captivating account of a hard journey written with humor and humility by a loving husband and father." Sherokee Ilse, author of "Empty Arms"

Orca Books event: Patricia Holm on The Null Set, a 1960s Olympia coffeehouse

Sun, 10/18/2015 - 2:00pm

Patricia Holm will be talking about her book "The Null Set Remembered: A Memoir of a Coffee House 1964-1967". This is a FREE event at Orca Books, 509 4th Ave E in downtown Olympia.

In the author's own words: "From 1964 – 1967, in days of alternative life styles, political upheaval and social protest, the Null Set offered a safe haven for new ideas and a stage for Northwest musicians who were exploring sounds from the past. "Four of us started the Null Set. Bob, Bonnie, Pete and I: two married couples with kids. We had been friends since 1957 when I first met Bob in Seattle. It was by accident that we all landed in Olympia in the summer of 1963 and became closer friends and both families became members of the Unitarian Fellowship. We were together one evening the summer of 1964 and lighted upon the idea of starting a coffee house together." As part of the presentation, five women will read "The Exception and the Rule" by Bertolt Brecht, a play performed at the Null Set in 1967. Fifty years ago, the play was performed at the Null Set in Olympia and we are remembering that event. In 1967 it was performed as a puppet play and the puppets will be on display at Orca. The readers are: Llyn De Danaan, Susan Tuzzolino, Zena Hartung, Pat Holm and Laura Schleyer.

Orca Books event: Derek "Deek" Diedricksen presents "Microshelters: 59 Creative Cabins, Tiny Houses, Tree Houses, and Other Small Structures"

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 2:00pm

Orca Books author event: a FREE event at Orca Books, 509 4th Ave E in downtown Olympia.

Derek "Deek" Diedricksen will be talking about his new book "Microshelters: 59 Creative Cabins, Tiny Houses, Tree Houses, and Other Small Structures".

Orca Books Author Reading: Craig McLaughlin presents "Passing on Curves: While Death Rides Shotgun"

Sat, 10/10/2015 - 7:00pm

An Orca Books author reading this Saturday, October 10th. This is a FREE event at Orca Books, 509 4th Ave E in downtown Olymoia. 

Craig McLaughlin will be talking about his new book, "Passing on Curves: While Death Rides Shotgun."

In gripping essays from his stage performances, Craig McLaughlin travels a road where death lurks around every turn. At birth, he almost bleeds to death because of hemophilia. Despite the odds, he survives to adolescence but finds himself living on an exotic animal farm where the humans can be more menacing than the tigers. As a young adult he contracts HIV from contaminated blood products, and later struggles to care for his wife with breast cancer while disease threatens to orphan their daughter.

McLaughlin shows tremendous reverence for both life and death. Readers will fear for him, cheer for him, and marvel at his resilience and ability to recover from misfortune.

"Timberland Writes Together" Anthology Authors

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Spend an evening with "Timberland Writes Together" anthology authors. Meet authors as they share their perspectives on writing, discuss the story they submitted for the anthology and answer questions from the audience. This event is part of Timberland Reads Together - a one book, one community reading program.

Washington Center Black Box Theater
512 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501

Questions? Call the Olympia Timberland Library at 360-352-0595

Story Writing in the Age of the Internet

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Internet has created new ways of reaching an audience, making story-writing more complex and challenging than ever. Has the nature of story changed? How can a writer be read? Writer/editor Tom Maddox, former Director of Writing at The Evergreen State College, will help aspiring writers answer these questions. This event is part of Timberland Reads Together - a one book, one community reading program.

This event takes place at the Olympia Timberland Library.

313 8th Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501

Olympia Zine Fest Panel at the Library

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Come and celebrate the start of the first ever Olympia Zine Fest, an event centered on small scale, alternative, do-it-yourself print media! The panel will include V. Vale of RE/Search Publications, Author and Maximum Rock'n'roll contributor Imogen Binnie, Queer Zine Archive Project founder Milo Miller, and facilitator Joaquin de la Puente. This event will occur after regular library hours and no other library services will be available.

Location: Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave SE, Olympia, WA. (360) 352-0595

Indie Publishing: Get Your Writing Out There

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.






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