WEEKEND: Documentary set Sunday is next event in Port Townsend Community Read

Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — A showing of the PBS documentary film Turn Here Sweet Corn, inspired by the book, is the next event in the monthlong Community Read program.

The film at the Rose Theatre, 235 Taylor St., at noon Sunday will be followed by a discussion.

The Port Townsend Library Community Read 2014 encourages everyone in town to share a common literary experience in the form of Turn Here Sweet Corn by Atina Diffley.

Diffley's book is a memoir about how a small organic farm fought a corporation that sought to place a crude-oil pipeline through it.

The month's activities — all offered to the public free of charge — lead up to a discussion of the book led by Diffley at 7 p.m. March 27 in the Port Townsend High School auditorium, 1500 Van Ness St.

The Community Read includes discussion groups, seminars and presentations.

Upcoming discussion groups are:

■ 7 p.m. Thursday — Hilltop Tavern, 2510 W. Sims Way.

■ 3 p.m. March 25 — Food Co-op dining area, 414 Kearney St.

Other upcoming events are:

■ 5 p.m. Monday — “Cooking with Fresh Organic Produce,” a class at Sweet Laurette Cafe & Bistro, 1029 Lawrence St. Reservations required by phoning 360-385-4886.

■ 6:30 p.m. March 24 — “Turn Here Sweet Corn from A Writer's Perspective,” Library Learning Center, 1256 Lawrence St. The presentation is by Port Townsend Community Read project scholar Judith Kitchen.

■ 5 p.m. March 28 — Potluck and corn dance. Diffley will be present at the Quimper Grange Hall, 1219 Corona St. Martin Diffley and the Pheromones will perform.

Over the next few weeks, KPTZ-91.9 FM will broadcast short readings from Turn Here Sweet Corn as well as excerpts from interviews with the author.

For more information, phone 360-385-3181 or visit http://tinyurl.com/PDN-Reading.

Last modified: March 13. 2014 7:36PM
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