October 5th, 2 pm  Tea At Two with author/historian Dot Brovarney at Brilliant Moon Bookstore, 116 Railroad Ave, #104, Shelton, WA..Dot is from Ukiah, California, writing about the people and landscape of the Pacific Coast Range in the Mendocino area.


October 14th, 10:30 am-noon Writing workshop at Brilliant Moon Bookstore, Shelton.  This is your chance for a truly international experience. Dieuwke van Turenhout holds a master’s degree in language and literature from Tilburg University, studied international law on an Erasmus scholarship at Cambridge, worked in corporate journalism in three countries (her second child was born in New Delhi, India) and currently lives and focuses on writing in Manila, the Philippines. She confidently predicts that this time next year she and her family will be in yet another country on another continent.

Dieuwke finished a course at the Writers Academy in Antwerp in 2015. Her fiction has appeared in literary magazines in several countries, and she won an honourable mention in the Glimmer Train competition for new writers.

Her workshop will focus on how to start writing. “This will include some information on how authors we (ought to) know do or did their thing,” she says, adding that the session will include writing prompts and “little exercises to open the more creative part of our brain,” as well as tips on tension and writing dialogue.

Bring writing materials. You can also bring a lunch for the break between workshop and celebration, or order from the restaurant next door.

To register for Dieuwke’s limited-space workshop, please e-mail Carolyn Maddux at There is no charge, although donations are always welcome.


October 14th, 1-4 pm  Hypatia’s 18th Anniversary Party!  Come hear five former Hypatia residents–Alison Mandaville, Jenifer Lawrence, Darlene Zimbardi, Tessa Floreano Goertz, and Meagan MacVie–read selections from their writing, and how their residency with Hypatia changed their lives.  Enjoy musical duet Anne Edge and Phyllis Solter (refreshments served).  Brilliant Moon Bookstore, 116 Railroad Ave, #104, Shelton, WA



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