WVC faculty members published
WENATCHEE — Three members of the Wenatchee Valley College faculty have been published in the 2009 edition of “Crosscurrents.” The publication by the Washington Community College Humanities Association includes two poems by Jack Johnson, two poems by Derek Sheffield and cover art by Scott Bailey. Johnson and Sheffield both teach English at the college; Bailey teaches art.
Watershed photo winners posted
NCW — Five businesses display more than 100 photos from the Cascadia Conservation District’s “Picture the Wenatchee” photo competition, in an exhibit ending this weekend. District staff selected 15 prize winners from the submissions, which will be used in an upcoming 18-month calendar. View the submissions at Lemolo Café and Deli, the Cellar Café and Lemongrass Natural Foods in Wenatchee; Anjou Bakery near Cashmere; and Leavenworth Mountain Sports. For more information, call 664-9370 or visit cascadiacd.org.
Winners: Brad Brisbine, Guy C. Crilly, Lynann DeJarnett, Jaiya G. Ellis, Marcia Fall, Kim George, Blake Gregory, Drew Lovell, Judy Mayer, Sheila McGowan-Conoley, Diane C. Ottosen, Carola Smail, Sy Stepanov
Honorable mention: Jeff Godfrey, Bob Burrows, Oveth Martinez, Caden Stockwell, Edward J. DePersio
33rd annual Members’ Invitational Exhibit and Sale Reception 5 p.m. today; Robert Graves Gallery, Wenatchee Valley College, 1300 Fifth St.; free 665-5977
The nonprofit campus gallery at Sexton Hall shows off work by its members, in various media and priced for sale. Meet the artists and members at an opening reception this evening. The exhibit hangs through Dec. 10. Regular gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
“Writers Meeting Writers” reading and silent auction 7 p.m. Nov. 19; Caffé Mela, 17 N. Wenatchee Ave.; free 293-9215
The nonprofit Write On The River writing conference hosts a set of 4-minute “rapid readings” by local creators, and offers up goods and services through a fundraising silent auction. Writers may call the number above or e-mail infowriteontheriver.org to reserve a slot to read their fiction, poetry or essay, or just sign up on the spot.
“Tellebration!” Wenatchee 7 p.m. Nov. 21; Caffé Mela, 17 N. Wenatchee Ave.; free 888-0374
Caffé Mela joins in on an international evening of storytelling with the National Storytelling Network’s “Tellebration.” Local raconteur Rocci Hildum weaves yarns alongside professional storyteller Rebecca Hom. Hom was recently awarded with the 2009 Story World honors for her DVD recording “Plenty Live.” The evening features tales suitable for all ages.
Jess Walter, “The Financial Lives of the Poets” Signing 1 p.m. Wednesday; A Book for All Seasons, 703 Highway 2; free
Dinner 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; Visconti’s, 636 Front St.; $20-$40 548-1451
Author Walter signs copies of his latest novel at A Book for All Seasons, followed by Italian dining at Visconti’s with interested readers. “The Financial Lives of the Poets” is about a young journalist who loses everything after quitting his job for an independent Web venture and embarks on a week-long quest to gain it all back. Walter has written five novels, some of which have appeared on the New York Times, Washington Post and NPR best books of the year lists.
“Our Winter World” holiday gift show Saturday through Jan. 2; Confluence Gallery and Art Center, 104 Glover St.; free 997-2787
The Twisp art gallery holds its annual holiday gift show, offering artwork inspired by the winter season. The show runs alongside a special exhibit and sale of stone sculptures from the Shona people of Zimbabwe, imported by Dan and Heidi Dittrich of Peshastin. The gallery holds an all-day opening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.