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Coming This Month

Friday, June 25, 2021—Tatyana Sussex (memoir)
Reading/open mic starts at 7:00 PM (Pacific Time)
This will be a virtual gathering using ZOOM (see link and details above). Tatyana  Sussex

Tatyana Sussex is a writer and a coach who works with creative professionals. She recently completed a memoir about marrying late (49). In one fell swoop she had a husband, grown step-kids, grandchildren, sibling-in-laws, the works. She lives with her husband on Mercer Island, Washington, a Seattle suburb in the shape of a foot, where she swims, runs, and spends time with friends and family. Visit her at Everyday Creative Coaching and Medium.

MC— Rose Ramm

Upcoming Readings and Events

Friday, July 30, 2021—Dori Jones Yang (memoir) Dori Jones Yang

Dori Jones Yang is an award-winning author who spent eight years as a foreign correspondent for BusinessWeek covering China during the 1980s. In her memoir, When the Red Gates Opened: A Memoir of China's Reawakening, Dori brings to life this transformative time in history and in her personal life. Educated in history at Princeton and in international relations at Johns Hopkins, she worked in journalism for twenty years and has written seven other books. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, she has traveled throughout China and spoken about her books across the United States. Visit her website at https://dorijonesyang.com/

MC—Michael Heavener

Friday, August 27, 2021—Mike Dillon (poet) Mike Dillon

Mike Dillon, former publisher of Pacific Publishing Company, lives in Indianola in Kitsap County. He is the author of four books of poetry and three books of haiku. Several of his haiku were included in Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years, from W. W. Norton (2013). His most recent full-length book, Departures: Poetry and Prose on the Removal of Bainbridge Island's Japanese Americans after Pearl Harbor, was published by Unsolicited Press in April 2019. Finishing Line Press published his chapbook, The Return, in March of 2021.


Friday, September 24, 2021—TBD

Friday, October 29, 2021—TBD

Friday, November 19, 2021—TBD
Moved ahead to avoid Thanksgiving holiday weekend

Friday, December 17, 2021—TBD
Moved ahead to avoid Christmas holiday weekend