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Red Barn Event: Writer in a Life Vest

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for the first Red Barn Event of the 2022-2023 season!

Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87378715780

If you’re looking for information, insight, and inspiration about climate change, put on your life vest and settle into Writer in a Life Vest, thirty-six lyric essays about the Salish Sea by Lopez Island, WA author Iris Graville. The Wenatchee River Institute and A Book for All Seasons will host Graville at a reading and discussion Tuesday, September 13th at 7 pm. She’ll be joined by a few Leavenworth residents to dramatize some of the essays.

Drafted when Graville served as the first Writer-in-Residence for Washington State Ferries, the essay collection explores threats to Southern Resident killer whales, highlights the voices of climate activists and marine scientists, and relates the joys (and challenges) of ferry transport among the San Juan Islands. Graville tackles complex interconnections and conflicts with a storyteller’s hand, following the advice of poet Kim Stafford to, “Figure out playful ways to write hard news that bring hope, that end in a song.”

Described as “nature writing at its best” by Washington State Book Award finalist Ana Maria Spagna, Writer in a Life Vest leads readers to ask questions and find hope. If you’re angry, fearful, or despondent about the climate crisis, these heartfelt ruminations will buoy you to act on the planet’s behalf. This is Graville’s fourth nonfiction book, including the memoir, Hiking Naked, about the two years she and her family lived in Stehekin.

This is a FREE event with a donation basket at door.
Doors open at 6:30pm for a community social with beer and wine available for purchase. The presentation will start at 7:00pm.
A Book for All Seasons will be at this event to sell Iris’s book.
All Red Barn Events are now hybrid, you may join us in person in the Red Barn or livestream virtually via Zoom.

Address: 347 Division Street, Leavenworth, WA 98826

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Wenatchee River Institute
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(509) 548-0181
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No Charge (Donations Welcome)

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Red Barn at Wenatchee River Institute
347 Division Street Leavenworth WA 98826 + Google Map
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