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What Is This Woman Doing?

The Bainbridge Arts & Humanities Council is doing it again: getting people to read poetry. What better way to celebrate National Poetry Month than to plaster locally grown poems all over downtown for passersby to peek at and peruse? Do not be afraid: They’re everywhere, from the library to the ferry terminal to Winslow windows…

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In Season

Bainbridge Chef Greg Atkinson’s New Book Is a Romance

Restaurant Marché owner and prolific food writer Greg Atkinson’s latest reissued book In Season (Sasquatch Books, 1997, 2014) is about food and is full of recipes, but it could just as easily be classified as a romance. I don’t mean the kind of romance in which two star-crossed lovers battle societal mores or cross oceans to…

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Paul Brians

Islander Releases New Addition of the “Common Errors in English Usage” Maid by You

Irregardless of how you feel about English usage, your curiosity will be peaked by the reissue of Islander Paul Brians’ book Common Errors in English Usage. Imagine the abject joy I felt to discover that Brians, who is my neighbor, has sold over 45,000 copies of the book and attracted no less than 15,000,000 visitors to…

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Producer of Twilight Films Buys Rights to Book Set on Bainbridge Island

Matt K. Turner found the inspiration for his eBook, Genesis, when he first rode the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island to visit his father and stepmother after they moved here in 2012. First rights to the story, set in Seattle and Bainbridge, have been bought by Mark Morgan, producer of the popular Twilight movie…

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Population One

Bainbridge High Grad Talks About Life with Autism, Bullying, and His New Book

Like a lot of 19 year olds, Tyler McNamer likes to write, listen to music, and dance. But unlike most, he has published a book, and even more unlikely, he wrote his book through the particular lens of his own autism: Population: ONE—Autism, Adversity, and the Will to Succeed. By McNamer’s own description, people with autism…

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New ‘Walks on Bainbridge’ Makes a Soleful Gift

What could be better than sharing a walk with a friend or family member, especially on beautiful Bainbridge Island where excellent walks are plentiful? And a great way to share walking is to give the new edition of Dave & Alice Shorbett’s Walks on Bainbridge, a comprehensive and engaging collection of the many trail and…

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Bainbridge Abuzz over Library’s Adult Spelling Bee

Whether you’re a word whiz or just someone who likes to watch others spell publicly, this is your night. The Bainbridge Public Library (BPL) is holding its premiere spelling bee for adults. Spelling mavens can form a team of three to compete. And the rest of us can join the audience to get buzzed watching the…

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purple flower in rain

Photos of the Day: “The Rain to the Wind Said”

The rain to the wind said, ‘You push and I’ll pelt.’ They so smote the garden bed That the flowers actually knelt, And lay lodged–though not dead. I know how the flowers felt. —Robert Frost from his poem “The Rain to the Wind”                        …

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UnspeakableJoy

Bainbridge Author Fred Moody Takes on the Catholic Church in His New Memoir

Bainbridge Islander and former Seattle Weekly journalist Fred Moody has published a number of books—including Seattle and the Demons of Ambition: A Love Story and I Sing the Body Electronic: A Year with Microsoft on the Multimedia Frontier—with Random House, Sasquatch, and St. Martin’s Press, among others. But despite his success and reputation, he couldn’t…

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Rolling Bay Little Free Library

More Little Free Libraries Bookmark Locations Around Bainbridge

Only two Bainbridge Island Little Free Libraries are shown on the official Little Free Library (LFL) website map, but by my count there are now seven LFLs here, with the newest one at Bay Hay & Feed outside in the grassy area next to Rolling Bay Cafe (featured photo). There also is now one in Northwest Bainbridge, on…

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Business Fail

Local Author Uses Local Biz Success & Fail Examples in New Book: Launch Event Tonight

You may find yourself or someone you know in Bainbridge Islander Carol Tice’s new book The Pocket Small Business Owner’s Guide to Starting Your Own Business on a Shoestring (Allworth Press). The book mentions by name local success stories such as Treehouse Café. But it also refers more obliquely to some local epic fails. Tice says that…

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Rocking the Summer Library Scene with the Kids

by Trish Bittman Summer is not my favorite season. I have three kids, limited funds, and I work from home, which means I am with them all day every day, just about. So I have to find ways to keep them all (ha!) happy and entertained without breaking the bank or losing my mind. Living…

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Science Buzz

Find out About STEM from the Pros at Science Night Book Fair

Save the date: Wednesday, May 29, from 5-7 p.m., local STEM professionals are gathering at Eagle Harbor Book Company to speak about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and share their favorite books. EHBC will donate to the Bainbridge Public Library 20 percent of all sales made between 5 and 7 that evening, and you might…

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Poets Make Mischief Around Town

It’s that time of year when poems pop up like daffodils all over Winslow. To honor National Poetry Month, the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council has posted the winners of its 14th annual Poetry Corners competition in windows and on walls downtown, through April. So, while you’re heading to the post office or bank…

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Jason Ashlock

Sign up Now for Field’s End Seminar on Digital Publishing

Wondering how to keep pace in a publishing universe whose only constant seems to be daily change? You are not alone. Whether you’re a writer, an agent, or a publisher, the turmoil of contemporary publishing can be confusing, unnerving, and career-bending. Based on an articulated need from its writing community, Bainbridge Island’s Field’s End is…

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Erin Hunter/Warriors

“Warriors” Series Author Comes to Bainbridge for Only Regional Appearance

For kids and adult fans of the uber popular Warriors book series, West Sound Reads is bringing author Erin Hunter to Bainbridge Island to talk and read from the latest series installment Warriors: Dawn of the Clan: The Sun Trail, just released March 5. Hunter will be at Bainbridge Cinemas at the Pavilion on Tuesday, March 12, at 6:30…

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Spartan Takes Gold in Scholastic Writing Contest

The 2013 Scholastic Writing Awards honored Bainbridge High School sophomore Caitlin Williams with the regional first-place Gold Key for her personal essay/memoir “Paterphobia.” Williams will advance to the national level. Spartans Leah Potter won the Silver Key for her flash fiction piece “Crimson,” and Katherine Cassella also won the Silver Key for her fiction/fantasy story “Lyra.”…

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Tom Kelly

Author Tom Kelly Crosses Over from Real Estate to Fiction: at EHBC on Sunday

Tom Kelly, a 24-year Bainbridge resident, is a nationally syndicated sportswriter and real estate columnist and host of the KIRO-FM talk show Real Estate Today. He just recently completed a career crossover into novel writing. Kelly will sign copies of his new novel Cold Crossover at Eagle Harbor Books on Sunday at 3 p.m. Kelly…

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Jonathan Evison

An Interview with Bainbridge’s Jonathan Evison, Winner of the PNBA Book Award

I spoke with Jonathan Evison via phone when he was off island at his Sequim family retreat where he goes to get away from e-mail. He said he has this feeling of responsibility that compels him to answer carefully all the e-mails he gets—reportedly 100 a day—so being in a place with no Internet is…

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Island Treasure Award 2013 recipients

Arts & Humanities Council Announces Island Treasure Awardees

It’s that time of year again, when two Bainbridge Islanders are named “Island Treasures.” The Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council has selected retired Bainbridge Island head librarian Cynthia Harrison and nationally renowned architect Johnpaul Jones as this year’s recipients of the Island Treasure Awards. About the selections, Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council Executive…

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