A&E briefs — Nov. 11, 2017

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Variety show set

Your Community Variety Show is a monthly live program presented on the third Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Old Dungeness Schoolhouse. The Nov. 21 show features Eva Stanfield — the pen name of Cynthia Thompson Webster — who will read an excerpt from her recently produced audio book, “Little Red Riding Pants’ Narrow Escape.”

Webster was a lyric soprano and pianist who has performed in Great Britain and Europe as well as the United States. She was a soloist with the Detroit Concert Choir and a music professor before returning to the Olympic Peninsula.

But it is her writing that has led to her upcoming appearance in Sequim. As Eva Stanfield, Webster has written a memoir and several short stories about growing up here. Her story “Mrs. Peach’s Coin Collection” is included in the anthology “In The Words of Olympic Peninsula Authors” published earlier this year by Skookum Bay Publishing of Sequim.

For more about the show, email sbayprod@olypen.com or cynthia@redridingpantsproductions.com.

Fourth Friday Readings on tap in Sequim

The next Fourth Friday Readings is set for 6:30 p.m., Nov. 24, at The Lodge’s media room at 660 Evergreen Farm Way.

The event — the final Fourth Friday Reading of the season — is sponsored by Writers on the Spit and is composed all five-minute open mic readings. The suggested theme for this evening is “Tradition.” Attendees are encouraged to bring poems, short-short stories or memoir/novel snippets. Rehearse in advance, as readings are timed. Sign in to read. Guidelines available at Heidi@olypen.com.

Talk set for ’The Hearts of Horses’

Molly Gloss’ “The Hearts of Horses” is the book up for discussion at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The discussion has been moved from its regularly schedule time on the second Saturday of the month because of the Veterans Day holiday.

Copies of the book are available in various formats including regular print, large print, eBook, audio eBook and book on CD.

They can be requested online by visiting the library catalog at www.nols.org. All are welcome to drop in and participate.

For more information about this and other programs for readers and book lovers, visit www.nols.org and select “Events” and “Book Groups” or contact the Sequim Branch Library at 360-683-1161 or Sequim@nols.org.

Sequim spontaneous writing session is Nov. 20

A spontaneous writing session is set for 9:30-11:30 a.m. the third Monday of each month, with the next set for Nov. 20, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. This free event is for writers who want to get their creative juices flowing. All writers are welcome regardless of experience. The sessions are to inspire writing and is not a critique group.

Attendees are urged to bring paper and pen (no electronic devices) and prompts are provided. Participants write for 10 minutes, then read what they write. For more information, contact host Ruth Marcus at Ruthmarcus@olypen.com.

Chorale sets ‘Seven Joys’

The NorthWest Women’s Chorale hosts “The Seven Joys of Christmas,” a program with both sacred and contemporary music to usher in the holiday season, from 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 925 N. Sequim Ave.

Admission is a suggested $15 donation. Call 360-681-2254 or email to momdal@msn.com for more information.

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