Campfire Stories Reading

Join Ilyssa Kyu and Dave Kyu, editors of the new anthology Campfire Stories Volume II: Tales from America’s National Parks and Trails, and special guest Harvest Moon for a reading and book signing at Browsers Bookshop on Wednesday, August 2 at 6:00 PM. Inspired by America’s beloved national parks, Campfire Stories Volume II: Tales from America’s National …

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Take the Chocolates and Leave: an Anit-Valentine’s Book Launch

Tell Valentine’s Day to get bent on February 14th, 2023, with the book launch of Olympian author Alissa Tu’s debut experimental memoir “Confessions of a Modern Day Kumiho.” The party begins at 6:00pm at Browsers Books located at 107 Capitol Way N, Olympia. There will be chocolates to take, but you won’t want to leave—not …

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The Fall Cookbook Club at Browsers Bookshop

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Few people associate bookstores with intimate potluck dinners, food blogging or local food critics. Yet Browsers Bookshop has been quietly building a reputation for just that with its seasonal Cookbook Club: an intimate dinner event where lovers of the culinary craft gather to share delicious food, recipes and insightful …

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Keith Eisner

Writer Keith Eisner Wins an O. Henry Award

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Olympia actor, teacher and writer Keith Eisner has won an O. Henry Award. His short story “Blue Dot” was one of 20 chosen for publication in the anthology The O. Henry Prize Stories 2017, published this month. Past winners of the prestigious award — named for the late O. …

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Arrington de Dionyso

Unraveling the Mystery Behind Arrington de Dionyso

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Despite building a vast body of work including experimental music, painting, directing and collaborating in Olympia for the past 25 years, Arrington de Dionyso is still somewhat of a mystery to many Olympia residents. There’s something about the experimental musician and painter’s work that draws audiences in but, chances …

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"Dragon Ballet" by Arrington DeDionyso

A Paper Narrative: Art at Browsers Bookshop

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Browsers Bookshop is going into the art-exhibition business. On August 12 it opens a show of works on paper by five local artists: Arrington De Dionyso, Aisha Harrison, Evan Horback, Nikki McClure and Madeline Waits. The show is called A Paper Narrative. De Dionyso is an artist and musician …

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Bree Loewen

Bringing the Mountains’ Stories to Life

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Mother, nursing student, mountain climber, author, search-and-rescue leader … the list of job titles for Bree Loewen gets longer the more one gets to know her. This month, Olympia community members can listen as Loewen interweaves these skills at an author reading at Browsers Bookshop. She’ll present her newest …

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Stephen Holgate

Stephen Holgate: Author, Diplomat and Traveler

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS “And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” Written by T.S. Eliot, this sentiment is particularly well-suited to the life and writings of author Stephen Holgate, who’ll give an author talk and reading from his …

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Kendra Tanacea

Kendra Tanacea Poetry Reading at Browsers

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS For some people, reading and writing are creative outlets that allow them to tap into the extraordinary without being hindered by “reality.” For Kenda Tanacea, a San Francisco-based poet and attorney, poetry is that outlet, and it gives her the chance to let the mundane aspects of everyday life …

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