WENATCHEE — Write on the River is hosting a 3-hour virtual masterclass Saturday led by guest speaker Scott Driscoll about voice, narrative distance and physic distance. Driscoll is a creative writing professor at the University of Washington and has published multiple written works.

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WENATCHEE — Fourth of July festivities may look a bit different as events adapt for social distancing, but there are still plenty of ways to celebrate without the crowds.

The "big man, little kid" comedy genre is a time-honored tradition and a seemingly required rite of passage for any professional wrestler making their way into more mainstream Hollywood roles. The trend was popularized with Hulk Hogan, in the likes of "Suburban Commando" and "Mr. Nanny," and…

LOS ANGELES — “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin has shared that being in lockdown has helped him make “steady progress” on “The Winds of Winter,” the long-awaited sixth installment in his “A Song of Ice and Fire” fantasy series.

The Two Rivers Art Gallery opened its doors back up on June 17 and is welcoming guests back in. The gallery asks visitors to practice social distancing and are offering face masks at the door for a $1 donation.

WENATCHEE — Local artist Martha Flores has been painting signs in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and freely giving them away. Her recent expressionist work includes portraits of African Americans such as George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.

Write on the River will hosting a webinar Saturday that offers interviewing tips for both fiction and nonfiction writers. The online event — Asking Better Questions: Interviewing for Writers — is aimed at helping writers “get better answers,” according to a WOTR news release.

SPOKANE — What do you get when you mix science fiction, cooperative gameplay, mining, shooting and dwarves in space? "Deep Rock Galactic," a surprisingly wholesome first-person shooter released on May 13. At first glance, the game might not seem upbeat — alien arachnid guts abound, the dwarv…

North Central Regional Library will host an NCRL Reads Virtual Author Series for adults this summer featuring Noé Alvarez, Kristin Hannah, Blake Crouch and Peter Heller.

It’s an annual tradition for Bill Gates — Microsoft co-founder, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and avid reader — to release a summer reading list in May. This year, much of his attention is on the coronavirus pandemic, but he’s aware that many of us might be looking for…

Joyce Williams is a local writer and member of Write On The River. Recently, we caught up with Joyce about her books, her passions, and her creative process.

The Numerica Performing Arts Center has announced the nominees for the second annual Apple Awards, a program that honors the achievements of local, participating individuals and schools that have demonstrated excellence or innovation in theater. Winners in eight categories will be announced …

Local photographer Reed Carlson will teach a virtual nature photography workshop hosted by the Wenatchee River Institute on June 4. As a part of the class, Carlson will give photography challenges that students can complete over the weekend, according to a WRI press release.

Two Rivers Art Gallery is inviting local artists to participate in a backyard paint-out on June 20. The contest is a part of its annual Plein Air Paint Out, an event focused on capturing the role landscape plays in the Wenatchee Valley.

Editor’s note: Judges awarded this wine a Gold Medal in the 2019 North Central Washington Wine Awards competition.

The Central Washington Modern Quilt Guild will host a Pop-Up Outdoor Quilt Show along the Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail between Pybus Public Market and Walla Walla Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 30.

Like a lot of us, I’m finding these strange days difficult. So what better way to deal with stress than to pull from my shelves a great crime novel that makes me incredibly nervous? Donna Tartt’s 1992 debut The Secret History” isn’t exactly a whodunit — we’re told of the murder and who did i…

Editor’s note: Judges awarded both of these wines a Gold Medal in the 2019 North Central Washington Wine Awards competition.

Author Teri Fink published her first novel, “Invisible by Day,” in 2016. Her second book in the series is due out in October. Recently I caught up with her to chat about her writing.

Editor’s note: Judges awarded both of these wines a Gold Medal in the 2019 North Central Washington Wine Awards competition.

Children’s story reader Clare Morrison is usually surrounded by a crowd of young children when she does her storytimes in communities across Chelan, Douglas, and Grant counties. But for the last month, the bilingual outreach librarian for North Central Regional Library has been doing them fo…

The English team at Quincy Middle School sent an enrichment assignment to students, asking them to write a free-verse poem about how they are feeling during the pandemic.

Editor’s note: Judges awarded both of these wines a Gold Medal in the 2019 North Central Washington Wine Awards competition.