Hietpas’ poetry a finalist for state award
Sequim author Gina Hietpas’ “Terrain,” a collection of her poetry, was named a finalist in the 2021 Washington State Book Awards, poetry division.
A Sequim resident since 1981, Hietpas taught U.S. History and language arts at Sequim Middle School, and was a reading program specialist before retiring in 2010.
“Take a Stand: Art Against Hate, a Raven Chronicles Anthology,” edited by Phoebe Bosché, Anna Bálint and Thomas Hubbard, took home the top state award.
See more at washingtoncenterforthebook.org.
For more about “Terrain,” see bluecactuspress.com.
Writers group to meet Thursday
The Olympic Peninsula Christian Writers Group meets the third Thursday of the month. September’s meeting is scheduled via zoom at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16.
Sandy Frykholm will lead a discussion on how to create memorable, realistic characters for fiction. The meeting will include workshop and discussion time to develop a character. Newcomers are always welcome.
The zoom link is tinyurl.com/yy9b7w48; no password is needed.