2014-2015 Finale! March 14, 2015

Mark your calendars!

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.

Daily Record photo
Daily Record photo

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.
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Resolved: Oyez Roslyn! Jan 18, 2015

It won’t be long now, and there will be some more fun- O—yez!
Our first event was fabulous tour of gorgeous guitar, documentation that camels did once roam Roslyn (take a good look at the Roslyn Cafe mural), and poetry with bite.

Rest up, because on Sunday, January 18th, we’ve got another great line-up. (We’re going for a Sunday night because for many, it’s a three-day weekend.) more “Resolved: Oyez Roslyn! Jan 18, 2015”

Revision: A Poet’s Toolbox

Oyez Roslyn! and the Roslyn Library are co-sponsoring a poetry workshop with ELIZABETH AUSTEN, Washington State’s Poet Laureate.

Saturday, November 15th, 1-4 PM, at the Roslyn Library.

You’ve got a first draft. Now what?
During this three hour workshop we’ll grapple with the revision process, including craft elements such as line and image.

Bring your questions and one copy of a poem in progress.
Free and open to all practicing poets.

***** PRE-REGISTRATION is required. *****
To register email 3crows@drizzle.com