Corpses, Fools and Monsters: The History and Future of Transness in Cinema  

“It is a great honor to have such prominent authors [Willow Catelyn Maclay and Caden Mark Gardner] meet remotely with our community. They are lauded as two of the best film writers working today, and their new book is poised to become a foundational text about cinema and queer history.” Trans Film Festival and library Zoom event with authors.

South Sound Reading Foundation Benefit Brings Ethan’s Smile

The South Sound Reading Foundation will host its annual benefit breakfast fundraiser, “Readers are Leaders,” at the Lacey Community Center on Thursday, April 11. Keynote speaker Stacy Chapin’s son Ethan is one of the four University of Idaho students murdered in Moscow, Idaho on the night of November 13, 2022.


Orca Books Cooperative is excited to announce author talk with Cedar Monroe, author of the book “Trash: A Poor White Journey”, released March 5th, 2024 through Broadleaf Books. A little about the author: Cedar Monroe is an author, activist, and chaplain. They worked for over a decade as an interfaith chaplain to people experiencing homelessness, …

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Puget Sound Book Artists 2024 13th Annual Member Exhibit Call For Entry

The 13th Annual Puget Sound Book Artists members’ exhibit is currently accepting book and postcard art submissions. This year’s suggested theme is Time Travel. You’re free to travel backwards or forwards or even sideways in time. This can be a personal journey to the past or you can envision a whole world of the future. …

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Sitting Down with Three Poets Featured in Mud Flat Verse (an anthology)

From the low tides of Mud Bay in the Pacific Northwest to the lush greenery of Mississippi and beyond, 81 pieces by 19 poets including seven from Thurston County are joined in “Mud Flat Verse (an anthology).” The anthology, published in late 2023, is a creation of Olympia publisher Mud Flat Press.

The Claytons’ End of 2023 Art and Book Sale

We’re having a studio art and book sale at our home/office/studio in Olympia, Washington on the weekend of December 16 and 17.  We hope you will join us! We’ve recently been hit hard with home repairs—everything hitting all at once— a new roof, new gutters, replacing a furnace and electrical panel, cleaning ductwork, adding insulation, …

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Hal Schrieve Writes About Getting Over the End of the World

Hal Schrieve, reading from “How to Get Over the End of the World” on Wednesday, October 25th at Browsers Books, grew up in Olympia, now lives in New York City, and works as a children’s librarian. Hir says, “I hope it resonates with people from Olympia! It is very inflected by my own teen years 2010-2014.”

Entertainment Center

“We’re going back to cabaret style. … There’s something about the community feel,” Center Salon organizer Bryan Willis explains. “You’re talking with other people at your table. … There’s just more rapport (between) the actors and the audience.”

Excellent Gift Ideas for Olympia Book Lovers

Consider the gift of a fictitious Olympia or Thurston County: a story set in our home, a gift that supports a local author. What’s great about such a gift is showing out-of-state friends and family a part of our home as only a writer can capture it.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller

The Mueller Report at Washington Center

By CHRISTIAN CARVAJAL On April 18, 2019, after almost four weeks in the hands of Attorney General William Barr, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s findings on the subject of foreign involvement in the election of President Donald J. Trump were released to Congress and the public — albeit heavily redacted — by the Department of Justice. …

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