A&E briefs — Feb. 17, 2021

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:30am
  • Life

NOLS invites readers to free digital book club

North Olympic Library System (NOLS) patrons can join thousands of readers around the world during Together We Read, a free digital bookclub from OverDrive. Through Feb. 24, readers can enjoy Kate Clayborn’s romance novel “Love Lettering,” as an eBook and eAudiobook with no waitlists or holds.

NOLS readers can borrow the eBook for free at anytime.overdrive.com or with the Libby app. Visit together weread.com/us to join the online discussion, listen to an interview with the author, find recommended read-a-likes and more.

The Together We Read book club connects readers through U.S. public libraries with the same eBook for two weeks and only requires a NOLS library card to get started.

Toastmasters pick contest winners

The Sequim Toastmasters club congratulates the winners of its international speech and evaluation contest which was held virtually Feb. 9. Speech contest winners were Lindy Maclaine, Kyle Hall and M.E. Bartholemew. Evaluation contest winners were Hall, Maclaine and Teresa Barrett.

Skwim Toastmasters is part of Toastmasters International, a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that “empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.”

When health guidelines allow, the group meets 7- 8:30 p.m. each Tuesday fat the Gathering Place in Sunland, 135 Fairway Dr. The group currently meets on Zoom; join through the link on the club’s website (907529.toastmastersclubs.org), or search Sequim Toastmasters on Facebook for more information.

City seeks proposals for ‘Understory’ art

The City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) is seeking proposals from artists that engage with the community as part of the “Sequim Understory,” a “Creative Placemaking Initiative” that re-envisions Sequim City planning.

The commission is looking for proposals that will engage with the community, illustrate, and answer the question: “Who is Sequim to you?”

Artists are asked to create a community engagement plan that creatively addresses this inquiry and creates a final artwork in response. Artwork can be of any form, including without limitation a painting, song, poem, story, or sculpture, or a performance of theater or dance.

The two selected artists will each receive a $1,000 stipend for art expenses.

Deadline for submissions is 8 p.m. Monday, March 15. Only digital applications will be considered. To apply, go to: form.jotformcom/alagattuta/ sequimunderstory-artist.

All entries will be juried by the CAAC on March 26, 2021 and artists will be notified of their status by April 1.

Selected artists must complete the final artwork by Oct. 1 for presentation to the public in November 2021.

For more information and application guidelines, visit sequimcityarts.com/call-for-artists. For more information about Sequim Understory, visit sequimcityarts.com/understory.

Writers group to meet

The Olympic Peninsula Christian Writers Group meets the third Thursday of the month. February’s meeting is scheduled via zoom at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18; join the meeting at tinyurl.com/yy9b7w48.

The scheduled speaker is Marcus Sanford, Sequim author and script writer, who will share his process for script development, including the way he approaches the question of writing for mass impact. A side product of his script-writing process is a short novel.

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