Writers Reading

Orca Books Talk: Author Dave Tucker on "Geology Underfoot in Western Washington"

Event: 
Fri, 07/24/2015 - 7:00pm

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

Orca Books is delighted to welcome geologist Dave Tucker, who will be talking about his new book "Geology Underfoot in Western Washington," a popular field guide to 22 geologic sites, including the Mima Mounds, Rainbow Falls State Park, and others near Olympia.

In "Geology Underfoot in Western Washington", the most recent addition to the Geology Underfoot series, author and geoscientist Dave Tucker narrates western Washington's geologic tales, covering sites from its low-lying shorelines to its rugged mountaintops. The book's 22 chapters, or vignettes, lead you to easily accessible stops along Washington's highways and some trails, too. A healthy dose of full-color illustrations and photos compliments the author's illuminating prose, further demystifying Washington's geologic wonders. With Geology Underfoot in Western Washington in hand, you'll soon feel like an Evergreen State geology expert.

Dave Tucker has a Master's Degree in geology and is a research associate in the geology department at Western Washington University. He is a director of the Mount Baker Volcano Research Center, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that raises funds to support research at the active volcano and educate the public about volcanic hazards of Mount Baker. Tucker has been mapping Baker's geology since the mid-1990's, in particular the distribution of volcanic ash deposits. He leads public field trips and gives presentations about the geology of northwest Washington, and is author of the blog, Northwest Geology Field Trips.

Zine Reading: Reid Urban and Jefferson Doyle

Event: 
Thu, 07/16/2015 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

As part of the Olympia Library's month long celebration of zines, Reid Urban and Jefferson Doyle will read selections from their work and reflect on the changing role of zines - their impact on culture and society. Urban will show a video and read from a self-published work dealing with the use of miscommunication and the spaces it creates. Doyle is a local musician, homeless rights activist, and editor of NO BIGGIE CITY zine. The upcoming 4th issue includes articles about a queer-run auto shop in Seattle, a history of Lake Cushman, and interviews with local punk bands and recording engineers. This program will occur after regular library hours; no other library services will be available.

Orca Books event: Geologist Dave Tucker will talk about his new book "Geology Underfoot in Western Washington"

Event: 
Fri, 07/24/2015 - 7:00pm











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

Geologist Dave Tucker will talk about his new book "Geology Underfoot in Western Washington", a popular field guide to 22 geologic sites, including the Mima Mounds, Rainbow Falls State Park, and more. Geoscientist Dave Tucker narrates Western Washington's geologic tales, covering sites from its low-lying shorelines to its rugged mountaintops.

Dave Tucker has a master's degree in geology and is a research associate in the geology department at Western Washington University. He is a director of the Mount Baker Volcano Research Center, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that raises funds to support research at the active volcano and educate the public about volcanic hazards of Mount Baker.

Zine Reading Thing

Event: 
Sat, 07/11/2015 (All day)

As part of the 7th Annual 24-Hour Zine Thing, there will be a Zine Reading Thing in the atrium after the library closes from 6:30. Come hear special guest zinesters read their work, or share from your own 24-Hour Zine Thing creation! The featured readers for the night are Dreamboat Annie, Sage Adderley, Carrie Born, and Alice Wynne.

Founder of Fat Fancy radical plus size clothing boutique & body positive life coach, Dreamboat Annie is a bad ass sweetheart, & a fat, queer, femme, Cuban-American, artist, punk rock dream come true.

Sage Adderley is passionate about kindness, coffee, mental health, fat activism, and the DIY lifestyle. She is the owner of Sweet Candy Distro & Press, writes the personal zine, Marked For Life & the body positive zine, FAT-TASTIC!

Alice Wynne, of Dog Faced USA, is actively trying to incorporate discussions of "the face" and the skull's connection to body and identity into everyday conversations.

Carrie Born is a retired heavy equipment operator//long-haul trucker gal turned blue-collar poet & typewriter collector.

This event occurs after library open hours and no other library services will be available.

The Olympia Timberland Library is located at 313 8th Avenue SE. For more information, contact the library at (360) 352-0595

Shakespeare's Classic Romance Reimagined

Event: 
Tue, 07/07/2015 (All day)
Award-winning Northwest author Lois Leveen has a new take on Shakespeare’s great romance, “Romeo and Juliet.” She will talk about her book, “Juliet’s Nurse,” at the Olympia Timberland Library, July 7 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
 
Verona, Italy, 14th century: Angelica, a mother mourning her dead infant, enters the household of the powerful Cappelletti family to be wet-nurse to their newborn daughter, Juliet.
 
By turns, comic, sensual and tragic, “Juliet’s Nurse” gives voice to one of literature’s most memorable characters, a woman who was both insider and outsider among Verona’s wealthy ruling class. The city of Verona, itself, comes to life - the poverty, the grandeur, the rivalries.

Orca Books Talk: Author David Neiwert presents "Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us."

Event: 
Sat, 06/27/2015 - 3:00pm

Journalist David Neiwert will talk about his new book, "Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us."

In "Of Orcas and Men," a marvelously compelling mix of cultural history, environmental reporting, and scientific research, Neiwert explores an extraordinary species and its occasionally fraught relationship with human beings. Beginning with their role in myth and contemporary popular culture, Neiwert shows how killer whales came to capture our imaginations, and brings to life the often catastrophic environmental consequences of that appeal.

David Neiwert is an investigative journalist based in Seattle and a contributing writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center. He is the author of 'And Hell Followed With Her: Crossing the Dark Side of the American Border' (NationBooks, March 2013) -- winner of the General Nonfiction first-place prize in the International Latino Book Awards -- as well as five other previous books.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Orca Books is at 509 4th Ave E in downtown Olympia.

Superhero America: The Comic Book Hero as a Historical Lens

Event: 
Tue, 07/21/2015 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
In this interactive multimedia presentation, journalist and comic book historian T. Andrew Wahl explores how historical events and shifting social mores can be seen in the evolution of characters from Wonder Woman to Spider-Man. Using audience members' memories as a springboard, this conversation connects comic book superheroes and villains to historical topics including war, civil rights and the societal impacts of technology. This event is co-sponsored by Humanities Washington and 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

Olympia Comics Festival Preview Night @ the Olympia Library!

Event: 
Fri, 06/05/2015 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Since 2001, the Olympia Comics Festival has paid homage to the arts-for-arts sake, alternative comic book scene. This year, fans can begin their annual celebration early, on Friday night, June 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Author Mitchell S. Jackson @ the Olympia Library

Event: 
Mon, 06/01/2015 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Mitchell Jackson is an all-too-rare success story. He grew in a crime-ridden neighborhood of Portland, Oregon during the crack epidemic of the 1990’s. He went to prison for selling drugs, yet managed to channel his hard times into a book that is already being considered for literary prizes.
 
"It’s tough to write beautifully about ugly things,” writes award-winning author Victor LaValle, “but Mitchell Jackson makes it look easy.” The story focuses on a man and a woman – his mother - trying to overcome the enormous hurdles life has put in front of them. As the story unfolds, it becomes clear that, in this situation, simply doing one’s best takes great courage.
 
All Timberland Regional Library programs are free and open to the public.

Olympia Poetry Grand Slam - with Tara Hardy

Event: 
Sat, 05/16/2015 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Olympia People's Mic, Olympia's only weekly poetry show is holding the biggest baddest production we've ever organized... The 1st [EVER] Olympia Poetry Grand Slam!!!

Nine Olympia poets have earned a spot in this celebration of performance and literature, where they will flex their pens, set fire to the microphone, and stretch their truth-telling to the limit, competing for a place on the 1st ever Olympia team at the National Poetry Slam this August.

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