Call for entries in Print Exhibition
WENATCHEE — North Wenatchee Gallery and Red Chair Press, at 2107 N. Duncan Drive, Suite 802, are seeking entries for their Wenatchee Print Exhibition taking place Aug. 15. Entrants may submit up to three prints to email@example.com, including artist name, title of each print, printmaking method, size and price in the e-mail. Students who include the name of their school and art teacher may waive the entry fee; all other entrants must pay $5. Submission deadline is Aug. 1; e-mail notifications will be sent to those whose prints are chosen for display in the show. For more information, call 264-7024.
Write on the River Saturday and Sunday; Wenatchee Valley College, 1300 Fifth St.; $5-$135; writeontheriver.org 293-9215
This weekend’s conference includes 12 workshops led by Pacific Northwest writing professionals, as well as author presentations and personal meetings with a literary agent. Fantasy novelist Terry Brooks gives the keynote speech this year. Brooks has written 26 best-selling novels. His first, “The Sword of Shannara,” published in 1977, was the first work of fiction to ever appear on the New York Times trade paperback best-seller list. His latest novel, “A Princess of Landover,” was published last year. Register at the door for one day or the full weekend; to only attend the keynote speech, admission is $5. This year’s conference features a workshop for young writers, with free tuition awarded to winners of a writing contest for high school students.
Winners: Omar Ruíz, Jorge Espinoza, Landyn Rookard, Anayssa Pulido, Eastmont High School; Houston Robison, Chelan High School; Maira Carmona, Cashmere High School; Conor Jorgensen, Almira Coulee Hartline High School; Lauren Frey, Moses Lake High School; Ruth Ortiz, Brewster High School.
Nancy Pearl, author 7 p.m. May 20; Wenatchee Public Library, 310 Douglas St.; free 548-1451
Seattle author and librarian Pearl spends some time at the library discussing the pleasures of reading. The author of “Book Lust,” a series of books that includes reading recommendations, she also hosts a monthly television show, “Book Lust with Nancy Pearl,” and is the model for a novelty toy, the Librarian Action Figure. Pearl was awarded the Women’s National Book Association Award in 2004 for her work in promoting the virtues of reading.
Loop History Bike Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. May 22; Sternwheeler Park; $15 888-6240
Pedal behind historian Mark Behler for a tour around the Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail. During the 10-mile ride, cyclists make stops along the way for Behler to dish out bits of history about fur trading, steamboats, the railroad and the old brick factory, among other things. Call ahead to the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center to register for a spot in one of the tours.
Gina Ochsner, “The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight” Presentation 7 p.m. May 21; Leavenworth Library, 700 Highway 2; free 548-1451
Oregon author Ochsner talks about her debut novel at the Leavenworth Library. Ochsner’s work has appeared in publications such as the New Yorker and The Best American Nonrequired Reading; she has received a Flannery O’Connor award, Ruth Hindman Foundation prize and Raymond Carver Prize, as well as Guggenheim and NEA grants.
“Book Buzz” signing event 1 p.m. May 22; A Book for All Seasons, 703 Highway 2; free 548-1451
Get books signed by Carol Dearth, Gina Ochsner and Kay Chornook at the latest “Book Buzz” event. Veteran chef Dearth signs “Cooking Class,” a guide to hosting a successful dinner party; Ochsner’s visit follows this year’s publication of her debut novel “The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight”; and Chornook collaborated with American Quaker Wolf Guindon — who was part of a 1950 pilgrimage to Costa Rica — for her book “Walking With Wolf.”
“SoulCollage” workshop 1 p.m. May 23; Spiral, 215 E. Woodin Ave.; free 682-2383
Taking cues from Seena Frost’s book, “SoulCollage,” instructors Kara Hunnicutt and Cheryll Simmons lead a creative workshop of self-expression. Each participant makes a deck of cards using cut-outs representative of different aspects of his/her personality. Find more information about “SoulCollage” at soulcollage.com.