2015 Speaker Series

October 20, 2015  |  7PM - 8:30PM  |  Bainbridge Public Library  |  Free event!

The Art of Ekphrastic Poetry: An Evening of Writing Poems About Art

with Kelli Russell Agodon

What does this hard to pronounce word mean? Ekphrasis is a "literary description of or commentary on a visual work of art." Join Kelli Russell Agodon, award-winning poet, author, and editor, to learn what ekphrastic poetry is and how to write it. Kelli will take us a step beyond conversation and into some poetry writing exercises. Please join us for this supportive poetry session to learn more and write poems of your own! All levels of writers and poets welcome.

Kelli Russell Agodon is an award-winning poet, writer, and editor from the Pacific Northwest. Her most recent collection is Hourglass Museum (White Pine Press, 2014) and The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts for Your Writing Practice, which she coauthored with Martha Silano. Her second collection, Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room was the Winner of ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year in Poetry as well as a Finalist for the Washington State Book Prize. Kelli is the Co-Founder of Two Sylvias Press and is Co-Director of Poets on the Coast: A Retreat for Women Poets. She lives in Kingston where she is an avid paddle boarder, mountain biker, and hiker. She has a fondness for writing letters, desserts, and fedoras. Find out more at www.agodon.com.

October 24, 2015  |  10:30AM - 12PM  |  Poulsbo Library  |  Free Event

Author Jonathan Evison on the Craft of Writing

Author Jonathan Evison discusses the craft of writing and his book, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving. Co-Sponsored by KRL.

Jonathan Evison is the author of All About Lulu, which won the 2009 Washington State Book Award, and the bestselling West of Here (2011). In 2009, he received a fellowship from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation. Find out more at www.jonathanevison.net

November 14, 2015  |  10:30AM - 12PM  |  Poulsbo Library  |  Free Event

Writing Historical Fiction

With Author Nancy Horan

Nancy Horan, author of Loving Frank and Under the Wide and Starry Sky will share her insights on writing historical fiction in this information session. Co-sponsored with KRL.

A native Midwesterner, Nancy Horan was a teacher and journalist before turning to fiction writing. She lived for 25 years in Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, where she raised her two sons. Find out more at nancyhoran.com