Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Edmonds Library hosts new literary series

Join local authors at the Edmonds Public Library (650 Main Street) on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. as poets and prose writers hosted by the EPIC series read from their work, offer insights on their craft, and share hands-on writing exercises.

On Thursday, March 8, EPIC presents four poets and prose writers from a group called The Writing Sisters: Monda Van Hollebeke, Kizzie Jones, Joanne Peterson, and Reni Roxas.

The March 8 event will have a special emphasis on poems and essays which pay tribute to classic Hollywood, as a nod to the March 9 appearance of Lorna Luft singing the songs of her mother, Judy Garland, at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.

The Edmonds Prose/Poetry Interactive Community (EPIC) supports Edmonds-area writers and readers by producing literary events which are offered free of charge. EPIC programs are open to adults and teens interested in the craft of writing nonfiction, dialogue, humor, poetry, memoir, fiction, and all genres in between!

If you're a writer looking for a friendly exchange of ideas, EPIC events are for you. If you're a reader interested in knowing more about how authors produce their works, EPIC events are for you, too.

Started by managing director Janette Turner and creative director Amanda Laughtland, EPIC is produced through a collaborative effort of the Edmonds Arts Commission, Edmonds Library, Friends of the Edmonds Library, Swedish Hospital Art Committee, and the Edmonds Community College literary magazine, Between the Lines.

EPIC events in January and February featured mystery novelist and nonfiction writer Skye Moody and SketchFest Seattle director and comedy writer Clayton Weller.

In April 2012, EPIC will host a poetry writing workshop with Judith Roche. In May 2012, meet outdoors writer Craig Romano, author of Backpacking Washington and several other titles for Mountaineers Books.

Also starting in April 2012, Janette Turner will lead a free drop-in writing group on Monday mornings at 11 a.m. at the Edmonds Library. Bring pen and paper!

Keep up with details on upcoming events and speakers on the Facebook page for EPIC Literary Series at www.facebook.com/EPICseries. For more information, feel free to call or email Amanda Laughtland at amanda.laughtland@edcc.edu or 425.640.1339 ext. 7248.


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