Category: Books and Words

Danger Room

2017 Olympia Comics Festival

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Once a year, comic book creators, readers and enthusiasts around the Puget Sound converge on downtown Olympia to immerse themselves in...

Casey Bruce and Frank Hussey of Danger Room

Casey Bruce and Frank Hussey: Heroes of Danger Room

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Occasionally, we all stumble across real places that make us feel like we’re in a fictional world, places where we can do or be...

Capital Indie Book Con

Capital Indie Book Con 2

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Inspired by the sci-fi and fantasy conventions where she promotes and sells her work, Olympia author Lee French started her own convention...

Ballet Northwest's The Sleeping Beauty, photo by Jerome Tso

Weekend Preview: May 11, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, there’s no shortage of theatrical performances, classic dance and musicals to keep you...

Capital Indie Book Con

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Inspired by the sci-fi and fantasy conventions where she promotes and sells her work, Olympia author Lee French started her own convention...

Jennifer Finney Boylan

Jennifer Finney Boylan Author Talk

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Jennifer Finney Boylan, the author of She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders, will speak at the Minnaert Center for the Arts on May...

Nikkita Oliver

YWCA Olympia’s Racial Justice Summit: Intent Vs. IMPACT

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS There are times when a community must come together and rally for social justice, awareness and inclusion, though the issues at hand...

Young Arts Ambassadors, 2016

Young Arts Ambassador Youth Showcase

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS The arts are for everyone to create and to enjoy. The Washington Center for the Performing Arts’s Young Arts Ambassadors are learning...

Amy Shephard, photo by Heather Schofner Photography

Center Salon at The Washington Center

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Billed as being “much like Parisian salons of old,” Center Salon at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts will fill the intimate...

Use Your Words at Saint Martin’s Summer Creative Writing Institute

by Ned Hayes for OLY ARTS Fiction writers will spread their creative wings at the Summer Creative Writing Institute at Saint Martin’s University this summer. If you...