Sequim, Port Townsend writers to read Friday during monthly event

Writers on the Spit organize Fourth Friday readings every month in Sequim.

Sequim, Port Townsend writers to read Friday during monthly event

SEQUIM — Authors Dianne Knox and Jane Evans will read a selection of their works this evening during Fourth Friday Readings, a monthly gathering organized by Writers on the Spit.

The readings will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the media room at The Lodge at Sherwood, 660 Evergreen Farm Way, Sequim.

The event is free to attend and open to the public.

An hour of five-minute open mic readings will follow the two speakers.

Those interested in participating in the open mic session should come early to submit their names. Doors open at 6 p.m.

For guidelines, contact [email protected]

Interactive poem

During the event, Knox will present an interactive poem.

Knox, of Sequim, embraces many interests including hiking, Tai Chi, yoga, the Seahawks and artwork, according to a news release.

But it is writing that offers “the greatest freedom to be yourself and put a voice to life’s possibilities and challenges,” Knox said.

“As a writer, you aren’t living just one life, but as many as you have time to put down on paper.”

A graduate of the University of Iowa, Knox has traveled the world — even living for a time in Singapore, according to the release.

Her works have been published in Tidepools, the literary magazine of Peninsula College.

Penn State grad

Evans, of Port Townsend, is a graduate of Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh. She has taught English, worked as a college librarian and edited research papers, according to the news release.

She said she enjoyed reading to her two sons, but that “the most fun I have had with writing is in composing poetry.”

Writers on the spit is an organization that intends to connect writers to writers, provide resources and tools and to inspire and support writers on the Olympic Peninsula with respect and encouragement, according to


Features Editor Chris McDaniel can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56650, or at [email protected]

Sequim, Port Townsend writers to read Friday during monthly event
Jane Evans

Jane Evans

Sequim, Port Townsend writers to read Friday during monthly event
Sequim, Port Townsend writers to read Friday during monthly event

More in Entertainment

Todd Horton has installed his new exhibition, "Mystic West," at Port Townsend's Grover Gallery. The show includes six afternoons of live painting by the artist, this weekend and in February and March. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Mystic West artist to paint live

Exhibit ‘journey beneath glimmering moons’

Black Diamond Junction — from left, Todd Ortloff on keyboard, Harry Bidasha on drums, singer Amanda Bacon, bassist Rudy Maxion and guitarist Bob Allen  — is the featured band Saturday evening during the Juan de Fuca Foundation's Winter Benefit. The event will be livestreamed from the Naval Elks Lodge in downtown Port Angeles. (Black Diamond Junction)
Juan de Fuca Foundation benefit to showcase desserts, music, comedy

Annual fundraiser to be livestreamed on Saturday

Birding tour scheduled at Fort Flagler on Saturday

Beverly McNeil will lead a bird walk at 9 a.m.… Continue reading

Young artists compete on video

Musicians can be seen online on Saturday

Julia Maynard, who at 22 constructed a cedar-mahogany Nevins yacht tender in Mystic, Conn., will be one of the speakers in “She Builds: Wit & Wisdom from Three Port Townsend Woman Boatbuilders,” a Northwest Maritime Center discussion to stream online Thursday evening. (Julia Maynard)
Three boatbuilders to speak on livestreamed program

Ninety-minute discussion part of ‘Ask an Expert’ series

Artist and poet Nhatt Nichols, at Aldrich’s upstairs space in Port Townsend, has released her book, “This Party of the Soft Things.” She and fellow author Ward Serrill will discuss their work at Finnriver Farm on Wednesday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Pair of writers to host release

Books to be celebrated at Finnriver Farm Cidery

Marny Friedman, left, and Christine Emmes are part of the Just Soup crew each Tuesday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, where free hot lunches are handed out in the church parking lot. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
More than just soup: Volunteers work rain or shine

St. Paul’s provides frees meals each Tuesday

North Olympic Library System to offer take-and-make hot cocoa bomb kits

Beginning Friday, DIY Hot Cocoa Bomb take-and-make kits are… Continue reading

Port Townsend artist and writer Velda Thomas, having just released her book “Blended: Perspectives on Belonging,” is now at work on a new printmaking project. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
‘Blended’ offers space to remember

Author to present free online talk on Thursday

Most Read