Community Journals program starts in April
The North Olympic Library System hosts Clallam County Writes: Community Journals, a program that helps patrons connect with others, create with words or art and share thoughts.
Community members are invited to place a hold on one of the four themed journals and take it home for a week. Enjoy what others in your community have contributed, add some creative energy and then return it for the next person to enjoy.
Each journal has a theme, with four themes available for three months at a time. The journals are intended for adult writers and readers, but each quarter there is one youth-friendly journal intended to be appropriate for all ages.
Themes available from April through June are “Poetry,” “Make Me Laugh,” “A Journal of Gratitude” and “Ongoing Story.”
For a list of upcoming themes or to place a journal on hold, visit nols.org/clallam-county-writes or contact a NOLS library branch.
Charcoal artist featured at Harbor Art
Harbor Art Gallery, at 114 N. Laurel St. in Port Angeles, features charcoal artist Lance Snider this month.
Snider will be at the gallery to greet visitors on Saturday, April 8.
The gallery is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m, Wednesdays through Saturdays; social distancing and masks are required.
PC kicks off Studium Generale with writer/educator
Margaret Randall, poet, essayist, oral historian, translator, photographer and social activist will offer a commented poetry reading followed by a conversation with students and community members at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, on Zoom, kicking off Peninsula College’s spring Studium Generale series.
Join the free community event at pencol-edu.zoom.us/j/89616075652 (meeting ID: 896 1607 5652).
Randall is a celebrated teacher who along with Mexican poet Sergio Mondragón co-edited El Corno Emplumado/The Plumed Horn, a bilingual literary quarterly that published new literature and art of the 1960s. Throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, she taught at several universities, most often Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.
Randall is the author of more than 150 books. Learn more at margaretrandall.org.
PT film fest brings back ‘Charged’
The Port Townsend Film Festival brings back a popular film from the 2017 Festival for its April installment of the monthly program, PTFF Pics.
“Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story” will be available to stream online through April 11.
Some ticket proceeds support the organization and half of all ticket sales go straight to the filmmaker.
“Charged” screened at the 2017 Port Townsend Film Festival and organizers say they were happy to offer an encore screening of the documentary. In 2011, while hiking solo on a bow hunting trip, Garcia spotted a dead bear. Nudging the carcass with his knife, he was shocked by 2,400 volts of electricity from a hidden power line. The jolt left nine exit wounds, and doctors told Garcia he was “a bag of bones with a heartbeat.” He was hospitalized for months with severe burns and underwent multiple surgeries to remove four ribs and his left hand.
The film details Garcia’s journey toward health by returning to nature and the kitchen, and finding ways to give back.
Following the film, PTFF Executive Director Janette Force catches up with Garcia and “Charged” director Phil Baribeau.
Learn more about the Port Townsend Film Festival at ptfilmfest.com.