Chehalis Centralia Events Calendar

This community events calendar is the place to find fun activities and things to do throughout Lewis County, including Centralia, Chehalis and beyond.

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Jan
19
Sun
Cultivating Voices: Putsata Reang & Michele Bombardier @ Shakespeare & Company: Coffee and Used Books
Jan 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cultivating Voices: Putsata Reang & Michele Bombardier @ Shakespeare & Company: Coffee and Used Books

Please join us on Sunday, January 19 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. for this incredible literary event!

Putsata Reang is an award-winning author and journalist, born in Cambodia and raised in Corvallis, OR. Her writings have appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, Ms, The Seattle Times and the San Jose Mercury News among other publications. She has lived and worked in more than a dozen countries including Afghanistan, Cambodia and Bangladesh.

Putsata is an alum of residencies at Hedgebrook, Kimmel Harding Nelson and Mineral School. She is a current fellow of the Jack Straw Writers program. She graduated with  bachelor of arts degrees in English and journalism at the University of Oregon. Her memoir, forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux, explores themes of debt and duty as the child of immigrants and the displacement of being a gay refugee

Michele Bombardier’s debut collection What We Do was a Washington Book Award finalist and described by Ellen Bass as “a call to empathy”. Her work has been published in dozens of journals including Alaska Quarterly Review, Atlanta Review, Bellevue Literary Review and others. Michele has been a fellow at Hedgebrook, Mineral School and Centrum. She earned her MFA at Pacific University and is the founder of Fishplate Poetry, a social-purpose organization that offers workshops and retreats while raising money for humanitarian relief, specifically medical care for refugees in the Middle East and Northern Africa. She teaches poetry at BARN in Bainbridge Island and Hugo House in Seattle.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT; however, space is LIMITED so please call Shakespeare & Co. call 360-748-4652 to RESERVE A SEAT.

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