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Fourth Friday Reading features three authors

Writers on the Spit will host the Fourth Friday Readings, at 6 p.m. June 27, at Rainshadow Coffee Bar, 157 W. Cedar St., Sequim. This month’s featured writers are Lisa Madelle Bottomley, Doug McGinnes and Juanita Ramsey-Jevne.

Bottomley works as a licensed mental health counselor in Port Ludlow. She has studied environmental ecology, cultural psychology, mythology and has earned a master’s degree in depth psychology. She has taught creative arts programs to children of all ages. Her love of poetry and writing is shared as a volunteer mentor with the Pongo Teen writing program at Western State Psychiatric Hospital.

McInnes was raised on a Sequim dairy farm and graduated from Sequim High School. After graduating from the University of Washington, he worked for Boeing in Seattle and, later, ITT Rayonier in Port Angeles. He has been writing columns in local papers for 30 years. He has self-published two books – a blend of local history and humor.

Ramsey-Jevne has been a backcountry ranger, a volunteer fireman, a Head Start teacher and a dance caller. She and her husband founded the Five Acre School and managed it for 18 years. Talented as an organizer, she was one of the founders of the Black Diamond Community Dance and founded Sound Waves (a student marimba band). Her impassioned poems and essays weave love, war, aging and dying, along with joy and humor.

The Fourth Friday featured writers are followed by open-mic readings. Interested writers of poetry and prose may put their names in to be drawn for a five-minute reading. Guidelines are available from Come early for a good seat and coffee.

There is no fee for this event.


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