The Tempest at the Port Plaza

I'm a theater producer as well as a novelist and playwright. Many years ago, when I first moved to Olympia, Washington I saw a beautiful stage beside the waters of the Puget Sound, and felt that the stage needed a great  stage production of William Shakespeare's late...

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In Memoriam: Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison died August 6, 2019. One of the seminal novelists of our generation, she revolutionized literature and changed the narratives we told about slavery and the experience of being American. Here are 5 poems by Toni Morrison, courtesy of The Believer...

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Book Recommendation: The Gifts We Keep

I had the pleasure of getting a preview of Katie Grindeland's debut novel The Gifts We Keep, published by the student cooperative at Ooligan Press. Grindeland's book was the winner of the 2016 Multnomah County Library Writers Project, and richly deserved this honor....

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History of the Space Shuttle – Development

A fascinating history of the Space Shuttle Development, originally published by Alan Tatourian. June 18, 2019 · by Alan Tatourian Links to the lectures: Origins of the Space Shuttle or The Making of a new Program Development of the Space Shuttle Introduction by Jeff...

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The Day Jobs of 10 Famous Writers

by Nicholas Parker, for the New York Public Library Any successful author will tell you that before they hit the literary bigtime, they had to do a whole lot of hustling to support their writing habit. On July 5, 1880, playwright George Bernard Shaw was able to quit...

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