It's About Time
  Writers Reading Series





6:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Ballard Branch Seattle Public Library

5614 22nd Ave. N.W.
Seattle , WA 98107
206-684-4089

Wheelchair accessible.  Free
for information or to schedule a reading
Peggy Sturdivant
Katie Tynan
co-curators

Note: Due to a library contract, books are not sold at the Ballard Branch. If you park in the underground lot, cars need to be moved by library closing time, or they'll get locked in. This has happened!
                                                       

2014 Calendar

1/9/14 #291
Pat Hurshell
Nancy Moulton Dahlberg
Anne Liu Kellor
Sheila Kelly on the Seduction of Historical Research

2/13/14 #292
Larry Ebersole
Patty Kinney
Connie Manning
& Karen Anderson on the Working Writer

3/13/14 #293
Anne Leigh Parrish
Kim Kent
Denny Stern
Christiane Balk on Generative Writing

4/10/14 #294
Julene Tripp Weaver
Miriam BAssuk
Millie Renfrew
plus one

5/18/14 #295
Susan Rich
Kelli Russell Agodon
Annette Spaulding-convy
Stephanie Kallos on the Writer's Craft

6//12/14 #296
Ann Spiers
Sylvia Pollack
Jared Leising
No Writer's Craft this month (more open mike)

7/10/14 #297
EJ Koh
Jack Remick
Michael Overa
Corinne Manning on the Writer's Craft: Compassion as Craft

8/14//14 #298
Karen Gamble
Anne Phyfe-Palmer
Billy Phillips
Leonard Orr on the Writer's Craft

9/11/14 #299
Brent Schaeffer
Eli Briskin
Amanda Baker-Patterson
Esther Altshul Helfgott on the Writer's Craft: Writing Process

10/9/14 #300 (NOTE: this month's reading at Greenwood Branch)
Claudia Castro Luna
Erin McCoy
Billie Swift
Debby Bacharach on the Writer's Craft

11/13/14 #301
Janee Baugher
Rita Bresnahan
Deborah Green
Kathleen Flennikan on the Writer's Craft

12/11/14 #302
Laurie Blauner
Dan Dembiczak
Cari Albert
Anca Szilagyi on the Writer's Craft










































                                                                                                            
















Previous Years


2012 Calendar


Thurs. January 12, 2012  #267 - Priscilla Long, Ingrid Ricks, Marty Campbell & Jane Alynn on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. February 9, 2012  #268  - Paula Friedman, Cancer Lifeline Writing for the Moment class, Larry Ebersole, &
Don Harmon on the Writer's Craft

Thurs. March 8, 2012 # 269 - Katy E. Ellis, Elena Louise Richmond, Jennifer D. Munro, & Christopher J. Jarmick
on the Writer's Craft

Thurs. April 12, 2012  #270 - Rita Bresnahan, Akinfe Fatou, Christine Johnson-Duell & Emily Warn on the Writer's Craft

Thurs. May 10, 2012  #271 - Roselle Kovitz, Deborah Bacharach, Miriam Bassuk & Judith Skillman on the Writer's Craft

Thurs. June, 2012 14  #272 - Joan Moritz, Alex Bleeker, Greg Bem & Corbin Lewars on the Writer's Craft

Thurs. July 12, 2012  #273 - Don Kentop,  Diana Brement, Michael Schein & J.T. Stewart on the Writer's Craft

Thurs. August 9, 2012  #274 - Steve Hersch, Mitsu Beni Akiyama Sundvall, Helen Landalf & Donna Miscolta on the Writer's Craft

Thurs. Sept. 13, 2012  # 275 -  Bethany Reid, Iraj Mohebalian, Leigh Clifton Goodwin & Jack Remick on the Writer's Craft

Thurs. Oct. 11, 2012  #276 - African American Writer's Alliance & Pamela Hobart Carter on the Writer's Craft

Thurs. Nov. 8, 2012  #277 - Rita Weinstein, Jonathon Moore, Katy E. Ellis & Sharon Cumberland on the Writer's Craft

Thurs. Dec. 2012  #278 - Kimberly Kent, Emily Holt, Betsy Bell &  _open _  on the Writer's Craft

 
2011 Calendar

For each reading we have three readers and one Writer's Craft speaker. Open mic readers go first, 3 minutes each.  Scheduled readers=15 min; Writer's Craft=20 min

Thurs. Jan 13, 2011 #255 - John Shaw, Deborah Green, Emily Dietrich, Michael Spence
No Writer's Craft talk this month

Thurs. Feb 10, 2011 #256 - Martha Silano, Janee Baugher, Bill Carty
+  Laura Snyder on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. March 10, 2011 #257 - Linda Malnack, Robert Flor, Lauren Fenk
+ Jack Remick on The Writer's Craft (Modern Poetics)

Thurs. April 14, 2011 #258  - Mike Hickey, Don Harmon, Corbin Lewars + Arleen Williams on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. May 12, 2011 #259  - Michael Schein, Sylvia Pollack, Leslie Fried +  Sharon Hashimoto on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. June 9, 2011 #260 - Julene Weaver, Idore Anschell, K.G. Bond
+ Payam Fotouhiyehpour on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. July 14, 2011 #261 - Sharmagne, Steven Reigns, Diane Westergaard
+ Louise Spiegler on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. August 11, 2011 #262 - Marjorie Manwaring, Megan Snyder-Camp Lehman, Payam Fotouhiyeh + Idore Anschell  on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. Sept 8, 2011 #263  Curt Colbert, Waverly Fitzgerald, Ann Hersey
+  Denise Calvetti Michaels on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. Oct.  13, 2011 #264 Roberta Feins, Linera Lucas, Leta Hamilton
+ Anitra Freeman on The Writer's Craft 

Thurs. Nov 10, 2011 # 265  Lyn Coffin, Mac McClure, Mitra Lotfi Shemirani + Bill Carty on The Writer’s Craft

Thurs. Dec 8, 2011 #266 Pat Hurshell, Ellie Belew, Bruce Taylor + Ieisha McIntyre on The Writer’s Craft
+ on The Writer's Craft
                           
                                     
2010 Calendar

Thurs Jan 14, 2010 #245 Jon Jech, Arleen Williams, Brian Culhane + Thomas Hubbard on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. Feb 11, 2010 #246  Drew Dillhurt, Nashira Priester, Judith Roche + Jerry Gold on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. March 11, 2010 #247  Peter Ludwin, Priya Keefe, Laura Snyder + Michael Daley on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. April 8, 2010 #248 Philip Randolph, Marcia Arunga, Rich Furman + Leonard Orr
on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. May 13, 2010 #249  Kathleen Flenniken, Lilias Bever, Anne McDuffie + Susan Rich on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. June 10, 2010 #250  Selene David, Bruce Taylor, Anne Sweet
+Terry Grabstein on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. July 8, 2010 #251 Tom Aslin, Berthany Reid, Rebecca Meredith
+ Michael Spence on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. August12, 2010 #252 Nu Quang, Lynn Miller, Ellen Bovarnick, Denise Calvetti Michaels
No craft talk tonight

No reading in Sept - Rosh Hashanah

Thurs. Oct. 14, 2010 #253 Ann Teplick, Monica Schley, Georgia S. McDade + John W. Marshall on The Writer's Craft

No reading in Nov - the library will be closed due to Memorial day.

Thurs. December 9 2010 # 254 Carol Levin, Gerry McFarland, Tina Schumann
+ Elizabeth Colen on The Writer's Craft


2009 Calendar

Thurs. Jan 8, 2009 #233  Roberta Feins, Larry Ebersole, Lina Raymond
+ Michael Schein on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. Feb 12, 2009 # 234 Sherry Reniker, Jack Remick, Elizabeth Austin
+ Joannie Strangeland on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. March 12 '09 #235 Moreah Vestan, Darby Ringer, Anne Sweet
+ Roberta Feins on The Writer's Craft

Thurs April 9 , 2009 #236  no reading due to Passover

Thurs. May 14, 2009 # 237  Rochelle Kochin, Carmen Germain, Josh Isaac
+ Emily Warn on The Writer's Craft: Poetry & Personal Identity

Thurs. June 11, 2009 #238  Deborah Woodard, Michael Daley, Priscilla Long
+ Bethany Reid on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. July 9, 2009 #239  Authur Tulee, Jeff Encke, Jane Alynn
+ Laura McKee on The Writer's Craft

Thurs Aug 13, 2009 #240 Brandon Scott Gorrell, Joannie Stangeland, Joan Swift
+ Jeremy Halinen on The Writer's Craft: How he developed Knockout Literary Magazine

Thurs. Sept 10, 2009 #241 Susan Rich, Todd Fredson, Sarah Vap
+ Jeff Encke on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. Oct. 8, 2009 #242  Julene Weaver, Don Kentop, Terry Grabstein
+ Jane Alynn on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. Nov 12, 2009 #243  Jeremy Halinen, Carol Guess, Elizabeth J. Colen
+ Kim-An Lieberman on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. Dec 10, 2009 #244  Lyn Coffin, Oliver De La Paz, Matt Briggs
+ Martha Silano on the Writer's Craft

2008 Calendar

Thurs. Jan. 10, 2008 #222  Linda Clifton, Susan Landgraf, Maggie Kelly
+ Peter Pereira on The Writer's Craft: Esther interviews Peter on Writing and Medicine

Thurs. Feb 14, 2008 #223  Jared Leising, Kristen Spexarth, Karen Baker
+ Philip H. Red Eagle on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. March 13, 2008 #224 Joseph Aprile, Jesse Minkert, Belle Randall
+ Judith Skillman on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. April 10, 2008 #225, A.K. Allin, Irene Drennan, Jim Karniss
no craft talk tonight

Thurs. May 8, 2008 #226 Peter Pereira, Flicia Gonzalez, Clareice Keegan
+Peggy Sturdivant on The Writer's Craft: Blogs and Healing

Thurs. June 12, 2008 #227 Jourdan Keith, Carol Levin, Hadiyah Carlyle, Crysta Casey
no Writer's Craft talk tonight

Thurs. July 10, 2008 #228 Soheyla Shakerine, David Matthews, Sharmagne, Linda Alexander,
Remembering Crysta Casey (1952-2008)

Thurs. Aug 14, 2008 #229 Rosemary O'Hara, Janet Leicester, Nora Jarvis
+ Ron Starr on The Writer's Craft

Thurs Sept 11, 2008 #230 Sheila Alexander, Monica Schley, Philip H. Red Eagle
+ Belle Randall on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. Oct 9, 2008 - Susan Blair, Brian McGuigan, Kate Lebo, Elizabeth Davis
No Writer's Craft tonight.  Carolyne Wright will emcee.

Thurs. Nov. 13, 2008 #231 Mike Hickey', Marilyn Meyer, Bethany Reid
+ Ken Shiovitz on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. Dec. 11, 2008 #232 Pat Hurshell, Nancy Dahlberg, Kim-An Lieberman
+ Carolyne Wright on The Writer's Craft

2007 Calendar

Thurs. Jan. 11, 2007 # 210  Kelly Riggle Hower, Don Kentop, Anne Sweet, Jennifer Foster
+ Kay Mullen on the Writer's Craft - cancelled due to snow

Thurs. Feb 8, 2007 # 211 Michael Schein, Jennifer Borges Foster, John Burgess
+ Tamara Sellman on the Writer's Craft

Thurs. March 8, 2007 # 212  Michael Dylan Welch, Ina Gilles, CR Manley
+ Jed Myers on the Writer's Craft

Thurs. April 12, 2007 # 213 Charlotte Houck, Aaron Silverberg, Anne-Marie Hackenberger
+ Kay Mullen on the Writer's Craft

Thurs. May 10, 2007 # 214  Dee Krieg, Diana Brement, Amy Baranski,
+ Wendy Marcus on the Writer's Craft

Thurs. June 14, 2007 # 215 Kay Mullen, Ruth Fox, Idore Anschell
+ Priscilla Long on the Writer's Craft

Thurs. July 12, 2007 #216 Don Kentop, Amelia Fielden, Holly Chiron
+ Diana Brement on the Writer's Craft

Thurs. Aug. 9, 2007 #217  Wendy Marcus, Crysta Casey, Pesha Gertler
+ Denise Calvetti Michaels  On the Writer's Craft: Is This the Way It Was When Emily Dickinson Died?  Remembering Tillie Olsen & Tina DeRosa

Thurs. Sept. 13, 2007 #218  Donna Miscolta, Linden Ontjes, Arthur Ginsberg
+ Aaron Silverberg on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. Oct 11, 2007 #219 Ken Shiovitz, Lynn Miller, Erika Michael
+ Julene Weaver On The Writer's Craft: Writing From The Body

Thurs, Nov. 8, 2007 #220 Kathleen Bisagna,Amanda Laughtland, Mary Lynne Evans
* Jourdan Keith on the Writer's Craft

Thurs. Dec, 13, 2007 #221 John W. Marshall, Emily Warn, Mike Hickey
+ Christine Deavel on The Writer's Craft


2006 Calendar

Thurs. Jan 12, 2006 # 198  Suzanne Paola, Julene Weaver, Susan Casey
+ Bruce Beasley on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. Feb. 9, 2006 # 199  Larry Ebersole, Kathleen Smith, Geri Gale
+ Idore Anschell on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. March 9, 2006 # 200 David Horowitz, Mike Hickey, Susan Starbuck
+ Curt Colbert on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. April 13, 2006 # 201  Rosanne Olson, John Wright, Judith Skillman,
+ David Messengill on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. May 11, 2006 # 202  Margaret Roncone, Miryam, Gordon, Koon Woon
+ Kathleen Flenniken on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. June 8, 2006 # 203  Kathleen Notley, Donna Frisk, Deborah Woodard
+ Jeannette Allée on the Writer's Craft

Thurs. July 13, 2006 # 204  Eric McHenry, John Akins, Crysta Casey
+ Tatyana Mishel on the Writer's Craft

Thurs. Aug. 10, 2006 # 205  Basha Brownstein, Barbara Bowen, Laura Snyder
+ Don Kentop on the Writer's Craft                                

Thurs. Sept. 14, 2006 # 206 Allen Braden, Gerry McFarland, Murray Gordon
+ Laura Gamache on the Writer's Craft

Thurs. Oct. 12, 2006 # 207 Randy Schuder, Irene Drennan, Marika Pineda, Eve Anthony
Hanninen

Thurs. Nov. 9, 2006 # 208 Carolyne L. Wright, Lana Hechtman Ayers
+ Susan Rich on the Writer's Craft

Thurs. Dec. 14, 2006 # 209 Kelly Riggle Hower, Idore Anschell, Jeannine Hall Gailey
+ Donna Frisk on the Writer's Craft - due to bad weather conditions, the reading is cancelled,
first time since its inception in 1989. Readers will be re-scheduled.

2005 Calendar

Thurs. Jan. 13, 2005 # 186  Sandra Larkman, Trisha Ready, Rebecca Meredith
+ Marilyn Meyer on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. Feb 10, 2005 # 187 Anitra Freeman, J.W. Marshall, Pesha Gertler,
+ Peter Pereira on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. March 10, 2005 # 188   Priscilla Long,. Diane Westergaard, Anne Pitkin,
+ Pamela Moore Dionne on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. April 14, 2005 # 189  Dobbie Norris, Pat Hurshell, David Massengill
+ Ted McMahon on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. May 12, 2005 # 190  Mike Hickey, Linda Malnack, Martha Silano
+ Joan Fiset on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. June 9, 2005 # 191 Beth Coyote, Maya Sonenberg, Sibyl James,
+ Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. July 14, 2005 # 192 Holly Thomas, Crysta Casey, Alma Rolfs +
Marjorie Rommel  on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. Aug 11, 2005 # 193 Lynn Miller, Karen Cronacher, Cheryl Latif
+ Jeannine Hall Gailey on The Writer's Craft

Thurs Sept 8, 2005 # 194 Julian Mueller, Pamela Moore Dionne, Michael Dylan Welch
+ Allen Braden on The Writer's Craft

Thurs Oct 13, 2005 # 195  Migael Scherer, Denise Michaels, Aaron Silverberg
+  Martha Silano on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. Nov. 10, 2005 # 196  Jack Remick, Carlos Martinez, Kelli Russell Agodon
+ Sharon Cumberland on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. Dec. 8, 2005 # 197 Chris Jarmick, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Sharon Svendsen
+ Michael Dylan Welch on The Writer's Craft

2004 Calendar

Thurs. Jan 8, 2004  #174  Joseph Kelly, Richard Gold, Jed Myers
+ Sharon Svendson on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. Feb. 12, 2004 # 175  Carlos Martinez, M.Anne Sweet, Blair Sweeney
+ Linda Clifton on The Writers Craft

Thurs. March 11, 2004 #176  Chris Jarmick, Miriam Fitting, Michael Dylan Welch
+ Gloria Burgess on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. April 8, 2004 # 177 Denise Michaels, Paul Nelson, Darby Ringer
+ Richard Gold on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. May 13, 2004 # 178  John Akins, Christine Eisen, Don Roberts
+ Merna Hecht on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. June 10, 2004 # 179  Kathleen Notley, Philip Randolph, Bruce Beasley, Rachel Lev
+ Suzanne Paola on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. July 8, 2004 # 180   Waverly Fitzgerald, Carol Levin, Daniel Gutierrez
+ Emily Warn on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. August 12, 2004 # 181 Deborah Green, Charlotte Houck, Curt Colbert
+ Elizabeth Austen on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. Sept. 9, 2004 # 182  Diana Brement, Shadow Many Whales, Cora Goss-Grubbs
+ Jack Remick on the Writer's Craft

Thurs. Oct. 14, 2004 # 183  Kathleen Flenniken, Susan Butler, Katherine Grace Bond
+ John McFarland on The Writer's Craft

Thurs.Nov. 11, 2004 # 184 George Cox, Don Kentop, Sherry Reniker
+ Sheila Bender on The Writer's Craft

Thurs. Dec. 9, 2004 # 185  Jack Evans, Monica Luckow, Kristen Spexarth, Carolyn "Puddin" Cox
+ Michael Dylan Welch on The Writer's Craft

Thank you for supporting the It's About Time Writers Reading Series.










This page was last updated on: July 23, 2014

Readings Years Past

WRITER'S CRAFT

Seattle poets & teachers
speak on craft, 2001 to.2010.In order of appearance.

Priscilla Long
Diane Westergaard
Mike Hickey
Matt Briggs
Nancy Peacock
Anne Sweet
Sandi Sonnenfeld
John W. Marshall
Anne Pitkin
Rebecca Loudon
Skye Moody
Miriam Fitting
Aura Cuevas
Frances McCue
Len Siddhartha
Sean Bentley
Waverly Fitzgerald
Joan Swift
Pesha Gertler
Sharon Svendsen
Linda Clifton
Gloria Burgess
Richard Gold
Merna Hecht'
Suzanne Paola
Emily Warn
Elizabeth Austen
Jack Remick
John McFarland
Sheila Bender
Michael Dylan Welch
Marilyn Meyer
Peter Pereira
Pamela Moore Dionne
Ted McMahon
Joan Fiset
Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs
Marjorie Rommel 
Jeannine Hall Gailey
Allen Braden
Martha Silano
Michael Dylan Welch
Idore Anschell
Curt Colbert
David Messengill
Kathleen Flenniken
Jeannette Allee
Tatyana Mishel
Don Kentop
Laura Gamache
Eve Anthony Hanninen
Susan Rich
Kay Mullen
Tamara Sellman
Jed Myers
Wendy Marcus
Priscilla Long
Diana Brement
Denise Calvetti Michaels
Aaron Silverberg
Julene Weaver
Jourdan Keith
Christine Deavel

2008
Peter Pereira & EAHelfgott
Philip H. Red Eagle
Judith Skillman
Peggy Sturdivant
Ron Starr
Belle Randall
Ken Shiovitz
Carolyn Wright

2009
Michel Schein
Joannie Stangeland
roberta Feins
Emily Warn
Bethany Reid
Laura McKee
Jeremy Halinen
Jeff Encke
Kane Alynn
Kim-An Lieberman
Martha Silano

2010
Thomas Hubbard



Be sure to check out the Peace and Justice Events in the Seattle area
Beginning & Experienced Writers & Poets Read From Their Work
Every Second Thursday
2013 Calendar

For each reading we have 3 readers and 1 Writer's Craft speaker. Open mic readers go first, 3 minutes each.  Scheduled readers=15 min; Writer's Craft=20 min

January 10 - #279

Jesse Minkert, Millie Renfrow, Mike Spence, & Ann Teplick on the Writer's Craft

February 14 - #280

Kay Mullen, Bruce Holbert, Kim Holloway, & Judith van Praag  on the Writer's Craft

March 14 - #281

Laura L. Snyder, Terri Grabstein, Keith Moul, & Erica Bauermeister on The Writer's Craft

April 11th - #282

Arleen Williams, Roberta Feins. Janee J. Baugher, & Paul Nelson on The Writer's Craft

May 9 - #283

Suzanne Edison, John McFarland, Even J. Peterson, & Gerry McFarland on The Writer's Craft

June 13 - #284

Ross McMeekin, Arlene Kim, Jack Remick, & Sarah Martinez on The Writer's Craft

July 11 - #285

Allison Green, Drew Dillhunt, Benjamin Schmitt, & Bethany Reid on The Writer's Craft

August 8 - #286

Esther Altshul Helfgott, Loreen Lilyn Lee, Laura Lucas & Theo Pauline Nestor on the Writer's Craft

Sept 12 - #287 (no Writer's Craft, themed evening with Secret Garden Bookstore)

Judith Roche, Sarah Zale, Laura Gamache, Shin Yu Pal

Oct 10 - #288

Joannie Strangeland, Ruby Hansen Murray Elissa Washuta & Elizabeth Austen on the Writer's Craft

Nov 14 -  #289

Ann Teplick, Rita Bresnahan, Chris Jarmick & Evan Peterson on the Writer's Craft: "Releasing the Shadows: Writing from  Dark."

Dec 12 - #290

Jeannine Hall Gailey, Priscilla Long, Judith Van Praag
This reading series exists for all those who want to write. It is dedicated to the memory of Anna Helfgott, (1899-1996) who began writing at age 70, & to the memory of  Nelson Bentley (1918-1990), the quintessential teacher who gave Anna, & scores of others, help & hope.  It's About Time was founded in 1989 by Esther Altshul Helfgott, and is now, as of Fall 2011, being curated by Peggy Sturdivant and Katie Tynan. It's About Time belongs to Seattle. If you live here and want to help with events, you have a standing invitation.  The It's About Time Writers Reading Series is dedicated to an end of racism, homophobia, antisemitism, homelessness & war.
                                                                                  *
A bit of history: In 1989, I asked Nelson Bentley if my students in North Seattle Community College's Senior Adult Education Program could read in the UW Castalia Series, which Nelson curated. I was a history grad student, doing poetry on the side, and had been reading for Nelson since taking his class in 1982. Nelson said that only university students were allowed to participate. "Why don't you start your own series?" he asked; and before I could say anything else, he said. "You can do it!" So I did. I lifted the name from the defunct "It's About Time Feminist Book Store" on the Ave and "The It's About Time Writers Reading Series" was born.

The first reading took place at the Ravenna-Bryant Senior Center in Jan 1990. Shirley Guterson and Genevieve Beach were among its first readers. (Genevieve is 99 years old now) I have the video of that first reading and will place it in the University of Washington Special Collection Archives where I've already deposited some of the It's About Time's files. If you have materials concerning the series, you may wish to gift them to that collection. Perhaps one someone will want to write the History of Literary Seattle.

I'm often asked if I had planned for the series to go on for so long - twenty-two years next January. I think if I would have made such a plan, I wouldn't have managed to bring the series forward at all. So I'm glad I didn't have one. I would have missed the opportunity to meet some amazing people, up front and in the audience too.

Thank you for supporting It's About Time,
 
Esther Altshul Helfgott
December 2011