Category: Books and Words

Dr. Jamie Olson

St. Martin’s Professor Wins NEA Literature Translation Fellowship

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded Saint Martin’s University associate professor and dean of English Jamie Olson a Literature Translation Fellowship...

Molly Gloss (and Koko)

Molly Gloss Speaking at St. Martin’s University

Saint Martin’s University welcomes award-winning Portland, Oregon writer Molly Gloss to its annual Les Bailey Writers Series. She’ll meet with university...

Chelsea Baker at Olympia Zine Fest 2015, photo by Emily McHugh

Olympia Zine Fest 2016

by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS Olympia Zine Fest (OZF) makes its second annual appearance this fall. The fun begins Sept. 30 with a pre-fest celebration with special New...

Poet Eva Donjacour, photo by Ryan Harris

Olympia People’s Mic

by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS As the seasons change from green to orange, Old Growth Poetry Collective continues to bring poetry events to Olympia. The collective’s...

Anna Badkhen

Anna Badkhen at Browsers Bookshop

Anna Badkhen writes about people in extremis, exposing the world’s iniquities by honoring the lives these iniquities most affect. Her investigation into what it means...

Words, Words, Words: Science Fiction

Words, Words, Words Goes Back to the Future

Theater Artists Olympia (TAO) will present an evening of science fiction in the Midnight Sun Performance Space. This event marks the sixth installment in the ongoing...

The new bookmobile with artists (from left to right) Nikki McClure, Ira Coyne and Jay T. Scott.

Olympia Library’s New Bookmobile

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS The downtown Olympia Timberland Regional Library now has a child-size, handmade bookmobile built by local woodworker Jay T. Scott, with a...

Jim Lynch Novel Optioned for Film and TV

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Could Border Songs be on its way to becoming a TV show by acclaimed Canadian screenwriter Graeme Manson, the man behind the award-winning...

Browsers Bookshop hosted a reading of The Eagle Tree by Ned Hayes.

Author Readings: a Summertime Guide

by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS This summer Olympia will host a number of authors and writers at events ranging from book signings to story readings. Literary enthusiasts...

Crashing the Party by Kris Hermes

Author Kris Hermes Crashes Orca

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Political activist Kris Hermes is the author of a new nonfiction book entitled Crashing the Party: Legacies and Lessons From the RNC...