WATERCOLOR ILLUSTRATION – A WORKSHOP WITH ABIGAIL VAUGHAN, Saturday September 15th:
Participants will spend time on technique, paint mixing and color blending but mostly focus on interpretation and editing. Students may bring a favorite piece of writing (preferably something not already illustrated) or pick a poem, short story or excerpt from a selection at the library. Our goal is to complete at least one illustration during the workshop. Artists must bring their own supplies. Recommended supply list: paints, brushes, paper (there will be some 8 ½”x11” available), Palette, water jar(s) and a scrap piece of fabric. Space is limited. Please call the Shelton Timberland Library to register: (360) 426-1362.
Abigail Vaughan is an artist working in watercolor and sculpture out of Portland, Oregon. After studying metal sculpture and drawing in college she has gone on to work further with watercolor painting and screen printing. Her work is colorful, bright and often whimsical. In her paintings and illustrations, color is a key element. Often bright and saturated, her paintings and prints juxtapose silhouette and line work with rich and vibrant colors. Abigail has worked as a mural artist in private homes and businesses, a guest artist and teacher at Crosswinds Elementary in Minnesota and custom card printer and painter. She loves to travel and gain inspiration from communities around the world, illustrating stories, poems and life.
WRITE TO CONNECT WITH YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF – A WORKSHOP WITH TRACI SCHATZ:
Join Traci on Friday, September 28, to write and share in community. In this workshop, fiction, memoir, and poetry will provide inspiration to explore, play, and connect more deeply with ourselves, our writing, and with the other people in the circle. You’ll leave this workshop with some complete pieces as well as material to mine for future poems and stories. All are welcome. No writing experience necessary! The workship will be from 2-4 p.m. Registration will be through the Shelton Timberland Library.
Traci Schatz lives and writes in Portland, Oregon, with her partner and their small petting zoo of animals. She has been published in the VoiceCatcher anthology (and went on to become an Associate Editor) and Wordstock 10, among others. She is currently enrolled in The Institute of Poetic Medicine’s facilitator training program where she is exploring poetry as therapy and a tool for empowerment and growth. With years of teaching and training experience—and as a facilitator for Portland Women Writers—Traci is always looking for new opportunities to discover the many ways in which writing brings healing and beauty to the world.
For more details about Traci, visit http://pdxwomenwriters.com/aboutus/facilitators.html. For more information about The Institute of Poetic Medicine: http://www.poeticmedicine.com/
MUSIC COMES TO THE LIBRARY WITH DOUBLE HUG: SONGS & SPELLS FOR DECOLONIZING BODIES, November 15:
Nomy Lamm and Erin Daly have been collaborating on music and dreams for nearly a decade. They’ve toured the country together several times, spreading their vision around the US in the three-piece hybrid-genre band Tricrotic, and on the New Road Home tour with DavEnd. They’ve played at festivals including Homo-a-go-go, Ladyfest, Idapalooza, Camp Trans and Outfest. When not immersed in a double hug, Erin roams the wilds of Washington making medicine with the plants she encounters, and Nomy lives in San Francisco writing stories and teaching people to access their voices.
They will be at Hypatia in a residency during November exploring gentle lullabyes for grownups that soothe the nervous system and dress the wounds of civilization. These are songs for our kid parts to relax into, songs that cuddle our souls and inspire deep dreams of a world our mothers wished they could give us. We are excited that they will present the first musical event in our partnership with the Shelton Timberland Library.
PAST EVENTS – Check out what you missed!
American Ubuntu, Lenore Norregard reads from her screenplay, August 2012
Works-in-Progress, Reading by Sidney Brammer. July 2012
Haiku – Living in the Moment, Reading and Workshop led by Margaret Chula. June 2012
Playback theater, a form of improvisational theatre, in collaboration with Hypatia-in-the-Woods April 2012
WHISPER, SHOUT, SING! –Terri Cohlene
Writer’s workshop led by Terri Cohlene, author, poet and editor in Olympia, Washington. March 2012