Olympia Zine Fest

Zines for All

by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS For those wanting to find an escape from mainstream media, zines provide a type of oasis. Olympia Zine Fest celebrates its third year this October, and everyone is invited. What are zines? They’re little, self-published pieces of literature, with topics ranging from short-story collections to activist manifestos to lists …

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Olympia Celebrates the (Almost) Total Eclipse

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS If you want to see Monday’s total eclipse of the sun, you’ll have to head south and brave what the Oregon Department of Transportation is already calling “the biggest traffic event in Oregon history.” The eclipse will reach 94 percent here in Thurston County, meaning the moon will block …

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Pamela Rotner Sakamoto

Pamela Rotner Sakamoto Reading

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Pamela Rotner Sakamoto’s Midnight in Broad Daylight is the sweeping and true tale of a Japanese-American family divided, fighting on opposite sides in World War II and suffering tragedy when the United States bombed Hiroshima in 1941. “This is an American story of immigrants and somewhat like a Civil …

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Alexander Boldizar

Alexander Boldizar Author Reading

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Few authors can boast having worked as a porter, jujitsu fighter, lawyer and translator in their short lifetime, nor can most say they’ve lived in such diverse places as Indonesia, Japan, Nepal or the Czech Republic. Throw in having written a bestselling fiction novel and you’ve narrowed it down …

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