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WordsWest Literary Series: “Love Lost and Found and Lost Again” @ C & P Coffee Company
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

“Love Lost and Found and Lost Again”
with Kathleen Flenniken and Stephanie Kallos

Sponsorship by Hedgebrook: A Non-profit Retreat for Women Writers
Favorite Poem by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Hedgebrook Alumna

How do we find our beloved? With rose colored glasses or a bloodied heart? Do we crave dark chocolate or the underside of love? At WordsWest #14, Seattle poet and former Washington State Poet Laureate, Kathleen Flenniken and Stephanie Kallos, award winning novelist featured on the Today Show, will help us celebrate or mourn the recent Valentine’s Day gone by, love lost, love found and lost again. Come see world class writers on this side of the West Seattle bridge on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY, 17TH, 2016, FROM 7:00PM TO 9:00PM.

This month’s event is sponsored by Hedgebrook: A Non-profit Retreat for Women Writers. Each year over 40+ women are given the gift of time and space to write in their own hand-crafted cottage.

Kathleen Flenniken is the author of two poetry collections, Famous (University of Nebraska, 2006), winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize and named a Notable Book by the American Library Association, and Plume (University of Washington, 2012), a Washington State Book Award winner. Her poems have appeared in Orion, Plume, Poetry Northwest, and The Pushcart Prize Anthology. She teaches with Writers in the Schools and Jack Straw and for twelve years has been a co-editor for Floating Bridge Press, dedicated to publishing Washington State poets through their annual chapbook competition and on the web.

Stephanie Kallos spent twenty years in the theater as an actress and teacher of voice, speech, and dialects before turning her attention to writing. Her short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and twice received a Raymond Carver Award. Her first novel, Broken for You, received the PNBA and Washington State Book Awards, and was selected for “The Today Show” Book Club by Sue Monk Kidd. Her second novel, Sing Them Home, was chosen by Entertainment Weekly as one of the 10 Best Novels of 2009 and was the 2011 selection of the “All Iowa Reads” Program. Her third novel, Language Arts, was published in June. Stephanie is a proud member of Seattle7Writers and its offshoot band, The Rejections. She lives in North Seattle with her family, and is currently working on her fourth novel. Her website is:

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month we also host a community member to share his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On February 17th, we welcome Hedgebrook Alumna and poet, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw. For more information, please contact or visit

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Read the Koran in Four Weeks (class begins) @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

April 7, 14, 21, 28 (7:00 – 9:00 pm). Read the Koran in Four Weeks, at the First Lutheran Church of West Seattle Have you wanted to know for yourself what the Koran says in a world where Islam is mentioned nearly every day in the news? Then make plans now to join this four-week guided reading led by Pastor Ron Marshall — who’s been teaching this class four times a year since 2003. The $50 registration fee includes an authorized translation of the Koran for your keeping. Worksheets and other background handouts from Islamic scholars will be provided for each class session the week before. Call now to register or make inquiries. 206-935-6530.

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