Hedgebrook and Whidbey Island Center for the Arts present 'An Evening with Hedgebrook Writers' as part of their Literary Series at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Avenue, Langley, WA on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 7.30 pm.
An Evening with Hedgebrook Writers at WICA is a great opportunity to meet best-selling authors and connect with Hedgebrook Women's Writers Retreat. If you love books, writers, and great stories you won't want to miss An Evening with Ruth Ozeki and Karen Joy Fowler, as they read from their newly released books. Both authors will have their characters come to life onstage with the aid of local actors who will present scenes from these new releases.
Be the first to hear a preview of Karen Joy Fowler's latest book, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. Fowler's book is out in May-attendees have the exclusive opportunity to hear excerpts and ask the author questions. Hedgebrook Executive Director, Amy Wheeler will moderate a lively discussion with these fascinating writers about their work, their writing processes, career trajectories, and new works on the horizon. After a short Q&A with the audience, the authors will be selling their books and they will be available for signing them in the WICA lobby.
Ruth Ozeki is a filmmaker-turned-novelist-turned-Zen-Buddhist-priest. Her first novels, My Year of Meats and All Over Creation, were both New York Times Notable Books and garnered critical acclaim for their ability to integrate science, technology, environmental politics and global popular culture into unique hybrid narrative forms. A long-time meditator, Ozeki was ordained as a Soto Zen Buddhist priest in 2010. Viking Penguin is publishing her new novel, A Tale for the Time Being, and its release date is March 12, 2013. Be the first to experience Ozeki's new book at WICA.
Karen Joy Fowler is the author of six novels and three short story collections. Sarah Canary won The Commonwealth medal for best first novel by a Californian; Sister Noon was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner; and The Jane Austen Book Club was a New York Times bestseller. Her collection, What I Didn't See, recently won the 2010 World Fantasy Award. A frequent teacher at the Squaw Valley and Clarion Workshops, Fowler has taught Hedgebrook Master Classes on Fiction and storytelling. She has a new novel coming out from Putnam in May of 2013 entitled We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves.
Tickets are $8 and available by contacting the WICA Ticket Office (360) 221-8268 or (800) 638-7631, or online at tickets.wicaonline.com. For more information, visit www.wicaonline.com or www.hedgebrook.org.