Monday, April 14, 2014

Blast Furnace

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in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, still often referred to as 
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

This year's "Writer in Residence" at Peninsula College

This year’s "Writer in Residence" at Peninsula College will be novelist Cristina Garcia. She will be leading a writing workshop on May 1st at 3:30 on the college campus. The workshop is open to anyone in the community. The workshop will be limited to 12 participants.

All you need to do is submit a piece of writing that you are working on (limit of 1,500 words for prose and 50 lines for poetry). Contact Matt and submit your manuscript before Monday April 7th.

Other Writer-in-Residence events will include a reading in Forks on April 30 at 6:30 pm and a lecture at Studium Generale on the Port Angeles campus on May 1 at 12:35 pm. Both events are free and open to the public.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Craig Andrews reads at the Rainshadow this month



Invite a friend!  We appreciate your support.


This month's featured Peninsula writer is Craig Andrews. A prolific poet, Craig's empassioned (sic) readings are rich with images, emotion and place.  


Andrews is a graduate of the University of California in Religious Studies. He spent ten years in a Taoist Monastery and has taught Meditation and Yoga. He worked for thirteen years as a professional musician, sang Gregorian Chants for nine years, played in an Indoneasian Gamelan, and worked off and on as a Bartender, or truck driver whenever needed. After coming to the Olympic Peninsula, he made his living as a Case Manager for the Developmentally Disabled and also as a Mental Health Counselor.


He is retired now, living with his very patient wife (who is also a Mental Health Counselor), dogs, cats, and geese.


He is a deep believer in the transformative power of the written and spoken word.


Craig's reading is followed by five-minute open mike readings. Writers are invited to put their name in to be drawn for reading position. This venue is intended for poetry, fiction, memoir and biography. Additional guidelines are available through This event is sponsored by Writers on the Spit. Admission is free.



Friday, February 28, 2014

open mic - fiction reading in Sequim

A fiction reading open mic night is slated for the LARC Gallery, 425 E. Washington St., from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Wine on the Waterfront in Port Angeles

Coming right up, the next reading on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Wine on the Waterfront in Port Angeles:

PRESS RELEASE:  North Coast Writers reading, featuring Judith Kitchen

WHEN: Tuesday, March 4, 2014; 7:00 p. m.

On Tuesday, March 4, Port Townsend author Judith Kitchen will share segments from two of her recent books with her audience. In The Circus Train,  a novella-length essay, Kitchen focuses on memory and mortality. She will also read from Half in Shade, tellingly subtitled, “Family, Photograph and Fate” (Coffee House Press), another “genre-bending” work.     

This free reading, sponsored by North Coast Writers, takes place at Wine on the Waterfront, 115 East Railroad Avenue, in Port Angeles at 7 p. m.  The public is welcome and encouraged to arrive early for purchase of refreshments, to avoid disrupting the reading.

The prolific Kitchen is also the author of a novel, a book of poetry, a book length study of William Stafford, and three collections of nonfiction.

Raised in upstate New York, Kitchen attended Middlebury College in Vermont.  She spent time in Brazil and Scotland before beginning a long teaching career at the State University of New York in Brockport. 

Currently, Kitchen co-directs the Rainier Writing Workshop, the low residency MFA Program at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. She also is a contributing editor for The Georgia Review, where she regularly reviews poetry.            

Kitchen is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship, two Pushcart Prizes, and the S. Mariella Gable Award for the House on Eccles Road, published by Graywolf Press. Recently, her essays have appeared in Prairie Schooner, the Colorado Review, and the Great River Review.

Critics have reacted positively to Kitchen’s “hybrids.” Writer Stuart Dybeck, for instance, calls Half in Shade, “Part memoir, part speculation, part essay, a demonstration of the interactive art of seeing.”

Though forcing Kitchen’s recent work into a pre-ordained niche is a mistake, Circus Train can be considered an almost Proustian meditation on the past. As the narrator confronts her “house of memory,” she hopes to make it “add up.”  Almost defiantly, she refuses to fabricate answers, insisting that “story is the thread by which we stitch the life together.”   Critic Stephen Corey wrote in the Georgia Review, the novella is a “segmented but forceful study, inventive and moving.” 

            For further information, contact Suzann Bick,


We invite and welcome you and your friends to join us on March 4 -

Mary-Alice Boulter

North Coast Writers

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