Category: Books and Words

painting by Megan Bailey

Weekend Preview: April 21, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, we’re bringing you everything you need to know about debut author readings,...

Corinna Luyken

Corinna Luyken at Captain Little

by Kelli Samson for OLY ARTS Most kids love to draw. The difference between artists like Corinna Luyken and many of us is she never stopped when she grew up. Luyken’s...

Terren Zander and Olympia Poetry Network

Olympia Poetry Network Celebrates the Dead (Poets)

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Once a month, the lights at Traditions Café dim and the noise of a room packed with poets and novelists dies down to a hushed...

Garrison Keillor

Garrison Keillor: Our Prairie Home Companion

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS “Well, it’s been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, Minnesota…” With those familiar words, listeners to A Prairie Home...

Tumwater Timberland Library

The Battle of Tumwater Library

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS What happens in the library after the lights go out? Friday night at Tumwater Timberland Library, the answer sounds like something out of a...

Amy Solomon-Minarchi

Writing in the Rain With Olympia’s Poet Laureate

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Olympia’s first poet laureate, Amy Solomon-Minarchi, is already hard at work promoting poetry within the community with her call...

Tom Rawson

Tom Rawson at Traditions Café

by Nora Kovacs for OLY ARTS Northwest favorite Tom Rawson is part folksinger, part storyteller and all about bringing people together. Rawson got his start as a peace...

Alexander Boldizar

Alexander Boldizar Author Reading

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Few authors can boast having worked as a porter, jujitsu fighter, lawyer and translator in their short lifetime, nor can most say...

Megan Snyder-Camp

Megan Snyder-Camp Poetry Reading

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Each month, Olympia poets, authors and literary enthusiasts gather for an evening of poetry and camaraderie. It’s a chance to let...

Sarah Vowell

Sarah Vowell: Learning From Dead People

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS To read Sarah Vowell’s bestselling nonfiction works or hear her frequent appearances on public radio is to experience our history...