Notice: Due to possibility of closures and cancellations during the COVID-19 emergency, please contact for last-minute updates close to the event.  Updates will be posted here as we receive them.


Update: Timberland Regional Libraries entered Stage 2 Friday, March 13: all meeting spaces are closed.  The events below will be cancelled or moved to a different location if the closure extends into April.

Update, March 21, 2020.  All events have been cancelled through May, and Holly House closed until travel restrictions and social distancing directives have been lifted, in the interest of keeping residents and Hypatia members safe.



Wednesday, April 1, 5:00pm – 6:30pm, at the Shelton Timberland Library Meeting Room, 710 W. Alder St.

I See You: The Works of Carolina Pfister

 An immigrant multi-cultural writer, media artist, and non-profit director, Carolina Pfister was born in Switzerland to Brazilian parents fleeing dictatorship. Growing up in Brazil, with quick interludes abroad, landed Carolina in the land of in-between—a common phenomena for the multi-cultural set. From this other plane she ponders what it means to be of a place, a question that is central to her work.  Carolina’s art involves writing, music and film, and has been recently focused on I See You, an ongoing audio project exploring capitalism and home by intertwining poetry, prose and sound. The first series of I See You, set in Portland, OR, tackles gentrification from an immigrant perspective. Now set in a rural landscape, the second series in the works is a meditation on who gets to belong. Join the artist and current Hypatia-in-the-Woods resident to explore our connection to place and each other through audio.


Tuesday, April 7:

Author Susan Sarver will hold a writing workshop, “Finding the universal in the you,” from 5:00 – 6:30 pm in the  meeting room at the Shelton Timberland Library, 710 W Alder St, Shelton, WA 98584.

This mini-workshop will explore ideas for discovering
universal truths in deeply personal stories.

Susan Sarver is a former newspaper columnist and university writer/editor. She is the author of Returning to College, Continuing to Learn, After 50, (New Forums Press, 2017). Her personal essays have appeared in various publications and anthologies, including The Christian Science Monitor, Reader’s Digest, Country Living, Mothering, Chicken Soup for the Romantic Soul, and Cup of Comfort for a Better World. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Oregon State University-Cascades. Samples of her work can be found at

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