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We’ll kick off the evening’s fun with a presentation by Helen Lau on the fascinating world of fungi, featuring some of our local mushrooms. Just in time for spring explorations! Helen Lau is a botanist for the USFS on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, and a member of a special work group devoted to the management of rare fungi. She manages the rare botanical (plants, lichens, bryophytes and fungi) species, native plant restoration, and the invasive plant program on the Cle Elum Ranger District.
Helen has been involved with botanical research and rare species work for the last 16 years. With an undergraduate degree from Evergreen State College and a master’s degree on mycorrhizae ecology in the Biological Sciences department at CWU, her research interests are in fungi biodiversity.
Then lean back and listen while Luke Bissonette fiddles a selection of country, bluegrass and folk. You can hear a little of the fun to come here. Luke started playing music in the Port Angeles school orchestra program as a fourth grader, and has been playing ever since.
He prefers playing with other musicians because he loves learning new styles and hearing how other people interpret a song. Luke can also be heard live at Gard Vintners in Ellensburg, as part of a group called Depot Road.
We’ll wrap up the fun with fanciful fiction from Seattle writer Robert P. Kaye.
His stories are forthcoming or have appeared in the Dr. T. J. Eckleburg Review, Beecher’s, Pear Noir!, Ellipsis, Per Contra, The Los Angeles Review and elsewhere, with details available at www.RobertPKaye.com. Robert will be reading from his chapbook Typewriter for a Superior Alphabet: Stories from the Archive of Lost Possibilities (published by Alice Blue Press). He facilitates the Works in Progress open mic at Hugo House and is the co-founder of the Seattle Fiction Federation reading series. He juggles and throws knives in the far upper left corner of the USA.