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 are encouraged to come out and lend their support to the written word.

 


The Interminables

Paige Orwin will visit the Olympia Timberland Library to discuss her first book, The Interminables, a novel inspired by video games, monster movies and her love of history. Browsers Bookshop will host a signing as well.

What: Paige Orwin

Where: Olympia Timberland Library, 313 Eighth Ave. SE, Olympia

When: 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 18

How much: free

Learn more: Timberland Regional Library

 


Mattress

Rex Marshall, also known as Mattress, will read from a novel-in-the-works about his life as a musician. The reading will be followed by a live performance from his new album, Looking for My People.

What: Rex Marshall

Where: Olympia Timberland Library, 313 Eighth Ave. SE, Olympia

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21

How much: free

Learn more: Timberland Regional Library

 


Stuck in the Mud

Simon Calcavecchia will read from his new children’s book, Stuck in the Mud. Calcavecchia’s works are inspired by his own personal experiences, with the common theme of perseverance in the face of difficulty.

What: Simon Calcavecchia

Where: Orca Books, 509 Fourth Ave. E, Olympia

When: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 23

How much: free

Learn more: Orca Books

 


Creative Colloquy Olympia

South Sound writers meet up once a month for a night of beverages and readings at OlyCC. This month features a new location: Forrey’s Forza. OlyCC is split into two portions: a lineup of selected readers and an open mic.

What: Creative Colloquy Olympia

Where: Forrey’s Forza, 130 Marvin Rd. SE #130, Lacey

When: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1 and Sept. 5

How much: free

Learn more: Facebook

 


Grace After the Storm

Former Lacey resident Sandy Sinnett will return to Thurston County to sign her latest romance novel, Grace After the Storm. Her debut novel, Hope in the Rain, will also be available for purchase.

What: Sandy Sinnett

Where: Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1530 Black Lake Blvd. SW, Olympia

When: 5:00 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5

How much: free

Learn more: Facebook

 


Camino Divina Walking the Divine Way

Browsers Bookshop will host author Gina Marie Mammano as she discusses her newest book. Camino Divina Walking the Divine Way was inspired by the spiritual practices of Benedictine lectio divina (scriptural reading) and Buddhist kinhin (walking meditation).

What: Author talk with writer Gina Marie Mammano

Where: Browsers Bookshop, 107 Capitol Way N, Olympia

When: 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16

How much: free

Learn more: Browsers Bookshop


Other reading events this summer will be Diary Disclosure at Obsidian (414 4th Ave. E) and StoryOly at Rhythm & Rye (311 Capitol Way N).

Follow Diary Disclosure: Facebook

Read our StoryOly feature: Do Tell at StoryOly




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