Poetry reading at Trail’s End
Poet Ruth Payne will be joined by other poets for readings from her collection of inspirational verse, “Gems from the Heart,” at Trail’s End Bookstore in Winthrop on Thursday (Sept. 7). The free event, co-sponsored by Trail’s End and Methow Press, begins at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served, and books will be available for purchase. Contact Greg Wright at Methow Press for more information: (425) 381-1388.
Roth reads from new book
Friends of the Winthrop Library (FOWL) and Trail’s End Bookstore will host a reading, discussion and book signing event for local author John K. Roth’s new book, “Warnings: The Holocaust, Ukraine, and Endangered American Democracy,” on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Winthrop library from 6:30-8 p.m.
The book, one of 50 that Roth has written or edited, is co-authored by Lenny Grob, professor emeritus of philosophy at Farleigh Dickinson University. Roth taught philosophy for more than 40years at Claremont McKenna College. Both are Holocaust scholars who view social and political events through that prism.
Classical music concert
The Ladies Musical Club of Seattle presents the winners of the 2023 Frances Walton Competition in a free classical music concert on Wednesday, Sept. 13, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Omak Performing Arts Center. Performing will be Gracie Potter, trombone, Yvette Kraft, violin, and Caden Potter, grand piano.
Fall Arts Walk
The Twisp Fall Arts Walk will be Saturday, Sept. 23, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Artists, musicians, performers and food vendors will be set up on Glover Street and on the TwispWorks campus for the free event. The High Country Kickers and musicians from Cascadia Music will be performing downtown with poetry performances from Confluence Poets and a local Marimba band at the TwispWorks pavilion stage.
Memoir writing workshops
Sarah Conover, whose most recent book is “Set Adrift: A Mystery and a Memoir,” will offer writing workshops in the community room at the Winthrop library this fall:
• “Bittersweet: Finding the Language for Love and Loss,” a single session on Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 12:30-3 p.m. There is no cost to participate. Register in advance at: https://ncrl.evanced.info/signup; scroll down the calendar to the event.
• “Making it Matter: A Memoir Writing Workshop,” a four-session workshop sponsored by Methow At Home (MAH), from 12:30-3 p.m. on Thursdays, Sept. 21 and 28 and Oct. 5 and 12; all ages are welcome. More sessions may be added if enough participants are interested. The cost is $20 for MAH members or $40 for non-members; scholarships are available. Register at methowathome.org.
The Merc Playhouse will host auditions for the full production of “Clue,” based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn and directed by Kira Wood-Cramer, on Sept. 26 and 27, from 4-6 p.m. Roles include six men ages 16-60; and five or six women ages 16-60. Performance dates are Dec. 8-17. For information, visit www.mercplayhouse.org.
Fourth Friday at TwispWorks
TwispWorks is opening up its campus on the fourth Friday of each month for music and studio visits. The events are free and open to all. Next up is Friday, Sept. 22, music by Essential I and WritRwhoRaps from 5:30-6:30 p.m., and The Panda Conspiracy from 7:30-10 p.m.; partner studios open from 5-7 p.m.