Sat November 12th- the fun begins

Another season begins, downstairs at Basecamp Books. Arrive early, get a good seat and order up refreshments. We’ll start the program at 8:00 pm.

The lineup is:

ROB FRASER, photographer


EMILY WASHINES, Yakama historian

A professional photographer all of his adult life, Rob Fraser started as a freelance photographer in New York City for 28 years, shooting for various national magazines and large corporations. And now, having moved

back to his hometown in Washington State, Rob is shooting for both private and commercial clients there.
Rob is also a musician who has performed at Ellensburg’s “Jazz in the Valley” and “Winter Brewfest” festivals. “Photography, not unlike music, has a movement and rhythm to it and can be very improvisational if you let it. The two arts crossover for me, one reinforcing the other.”

Jennifer D. Munro’s blog, Straight-No-Chaser Mom, won 1st Place in the National Society of Newspaper Columnists contest (Category F!). She was a jennifer-d-munro-smlTop 10 Finalist in the Erma Bombeck Humor Competition. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Salon; Full Grown People; Best American Erotica; The Bigger the Better the Tighter the Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty and Body Image; and many literary journals. She is a freelance editor, and she teaches at writing conferences and literary centers. She is her son’s 12th mom, her husband’s 1st (and only, that she know of) wife, and is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee.

yakama-war-ayat_film-smlYakama War: Ayat (Woman), is a a short film Emily Washines made about the Yakama War, which includes a historical account of her people. She grew up in a family of seven on the Yakama Reservation. She began film in high school and has made a few short videos focused on Yakama people and the environment. Her family taught her to gather foods, dance, sing traditional songs, Yakama language, culture, beadwork, and weaving. She passes these teachings on to the emily-w-smlyounger generation including her two daughters and son. This film was sponsored by a grant from The Evergreen State College Native Creative Development Program. Emily gave another presentation at Oyez Roslyn!, with her husband Jon Shellenberger, Return of the Wapato.