Artsmith Salon Series at Darvill's Bookstore
The Artsmith Reading Series takes place at Darvill's Bookstore in Eastsound, WA. Readings are followed by Q&A, book-signing, and author reception with hors d'oeuvres.
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2017 Salon Series Calendar
Ana Maria Spagna - Friday, February 24, 5pm
Ana Maria Spagna is the author of Reclaimers, 100 Skills You’ll Need for the End of the World (as We Know It) a humor-infused exploration of how to live more lightly on the planet, the memoir/history Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus: A Daughter’s Civil Rights Journey, winner of the River Teeth literary nonfiction prize, and two collections of essays, Potluck, finalist for the Washington State Book Award, and Now Go Home, a Seattle Times Best Book of 2004. Her essays on nature, work, civil rights, and life in a small community have appeared in Orion, Ecotone, Creative Nonfiction, The Normal School, North American Review, Brevity, and regularly in High Country News, and her first novel for young people, The Luckiest Scar on Earth, will appear in early 2017. After working fifteen years on backcountry trail crews for the National Park Service, she turned to teaching creative nonfiction at the Whidbey Writers Workshop at Northwest Institute of Literary Arts where she also served as MFA Program Director and now at Antioch University, Los Angeles.
Shin Yu Pai - Friday, May 12, 6pm
A 2014 Stranger Genius Award nominee, Shin Yu Pai is the author of eight books of poetry. Her work has appeared in publications throughout the U.S., Japan, China, Taiwan, The United Kingdom, and Canada. Poems have been commissioned by the Dallas Museum of Art twice and her work is also featured in the Poetry-in-Motion Program sponsored by DART. She has been a featured presenter at national and international literary festivals including the Geraldine Dodge Poetry Festival and the Montreal Zen Poetry Festival.
Jennifer Bullis and Laura LeHew - Thursday, June 1, 6pm
Jennifer Bullis, originally from Reno, earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Davis, and has taught writing and literature at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, Washington, for 14 years. She is the author of the poetry collection Impossible Lessons. Her poems have appeared in a wide range of literary journals, including Natural Bridge, Comstock Review, Pontoon / Floating Bridge Review, and Umbrella.
Laura LeHew writes and edits from the hills of Eugene, Oregon. Her four collections include: Becoming (Another New Calligraphy), Willingly Would I Burn (MoonPath Press), It's Always Night, It Always Rains (Winterhawk Press), and Beauty (Tiger's Eye Press). Lana Hechtman Ayers says, "As dark as the reality of Becoming is, the journey is redeemed by unflinching examination, moments of unwavering generosity, and the faithful testimony of survival." Laura's small press, Uttered Chaos, focusses on poetry. She received her MFA in Writing from the California College of Arts.