Woman's Book Club
Recent and Upcoming Events
3/9/2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Executive Committee Meeting


3/9/2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Board Meeting / Program Committee Meeting


3/9/2015 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
General Program / Hostess: Heritage

Camano Island author Mary Trimble has recently released her memoir, TUBOB: Two Years in West Africa with the Peace Corps. She has written three contemporary western novels and 400+ magazine and newspaper articles on vacation destinations, homeowner topics, and disaster preparedness. Mary recently retired after 20 years as a volunteer with the American Red Cross. Her books will be for sale.



4/13/2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Executive Committee Meeting


4/13/2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Board Meeting / Program Committee Meeting


4/13/2015 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
General Program / Hostess: Library

Kayce Stevens Hughlett, MA, is a certified Martha Beck Life Coach, a spiritual director, and a licensed mental health counselor, as well as a public speaker and a published author with work in various print collections and online publications. She will share from her 2012 book, As I Lay Pondering: Daily Invitations to Live a Transformed Life.



5/13/2015 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Spring Tea at Everett Golf & Country Club

11:30 Reception - 12:00 Noon Luncheon

Hostess: Adventure

Seattle author Stephanie Kallos spent 20 years in theatre as an actress and voice coach before turning her full-time attention to writing. Her first novel, Broken for You, won the Washington State Book Award and was chosen by Sue Monk Kidd as a Today Show Book Club selection. Her second novel, Sing Them Home, was selected by Entertainment Weekly as one of the Best Fiction Books of 2009. Her third novel, Language Arts, has a Spring 2015 release. Books will be for sale after the meeting.



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Resources

New York Times: Click here to visit the New York Times best seller list. Browse best seller lists, book reviews, and news for authors and readers.

Everett Public Library: Click here to visit the website of the Everett Public Library.

Everett Library Book Club Sets: Click here to visit the website of the Everett Library's Book Club Sets.

Sno-Isle Libraries Book Club Sets: Click here to visit the website of the Sno-Isle Public Library system.

Goodreads : Click here to visit the Goodreads online book review community. 

2014 Washington State Book Award: Check here to find the list of finalists.


Welcome

 

FEBRUARY MEETING NOTES

As Rebecca Albiani was introduced, we learned that she has a catalogue of 121 program presentations! She is well versed in art history, having created an ongoing lecture series at the Frye Art Museum. The topic we had selected was Documenting the Dust Bowl: Photographers Dorothea Lange and Marion Post Wolcott. We shared intimately in the lives of farmers and their families whose livelihood had been destroyed by the years of drought and unfortunate agricultural practices.

Dorothea Lange and Marion Post Wolcott were just two of the photographers hired by the FSA, the Farm Security Administration, in the late 1930s, with the goal of getting the New Deal’s activities and successes known by everyday Americans. But they were arguably among the best at capturing their subject with great artistry, and with respect, compassion, and irony. Dorothea Lange’s portrait of a mother and her children in a makeshift tent has become an icon of the era.

The library displayed books from its nonfiction collection that members were welcome to check out:

Dorothea Lange: the Crucial Years; Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits; Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning; A History of Women Photographers.

Another book referenced was Timothy Egan’s The Worst Hard Times.

Rebecca concluded with this observation: While John Steinbeck wrote about the dust bowl and the great depression, and Woody Guthrie sang about it, Dorothea Lange and Marion Post Wolcott put a face on it. Their portfolio of photographs can be searched at the Library of Congress website.

Below Rebecca Albiani is sharing one of the photos from the FSA collection.