Posts for category ‘Literature’

Students perform Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde At EvCC
denisegl | November 15, 2010 | 12:00 am
Everett Community College students Brandon Etchson (left) and Robert Ireland are 2 of the 4 actors that play Dr. Hyde

Everett Community College students bring the classic tale of inner demons and unchecked evil “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” to the stage at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18-20 and Dec. 2-4 in Baker Hall, Room 120. Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s  “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” delves into the psychology of Dr. Jekyll’ s madness. Four actors play the role of Hyde, as Dr. Jekyll tries in vain to keep his demons at bay. The Victorian melodrama puts complex spin on the familiar story of depravity, Read more »

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Three writers, one love – popular authors read at EvCC
denisegl | November 9, 2010 | 4:02 pm
Angela Fountas is one of the three authors to speak at EvCC

Fiction writer Angela Fountas, poet and children’s literature author Julie Larios and poet and essayist Ed Skoog will speak about their love of writing and read their work at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Everett Community College. The reading is at EvCC’s Whitehorse Hall’s art critique space in the center of the building’s second floor Room 353. The reading is preceded by a question-and-answer session with students and the public. The authors “exemplify the love of writing and the discovery and practice of the writing life,” said EvCC English instructor Kevin Craft, who invited the writers to campus to start the Possession Sound Writer’s Series for 2010-11. Read more »

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Make your vote count in library’s chance at $10,000
denisegl | November 2, 2010 | 11:55 am

The Everett Public Library is among the top 10 finalists in the nationwide Playaway Picture This Contest — a chance to win $10,000 for the library. “We will use the money to support our children’s summer reading program, to buy more books for teens, and to help fund a community reading program for adults,” Everett Library Director Eileen Simmons said. “It’s a very exciting opportunity.” Out of hundreds of entries, the Everett Public Library was selected as a finalist based on its outstanding participation in Playaway’s patron awareness campaign.  Playaways are one of the most popular new audiobook formats in the library; providing patrons the portability of a digital audiobook with the grab-and-go convenience of a physical format – creating the only all-in-one format that makes audiobooks accessible for everyone, regardless of age or ability. Read more »

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EvCC’s Darryl Dieter Wins Humanities Award
denisegl | October 26, 2010 | 11:25 am

Everett Community College Director of Institutional Research Darryl Dieter has won an exemplary status award from the Washington Community Colleges Humanities Association. Dieter, who also teaches classes in American government, business law, and research methods/statistics, received the award Oct. 15 in Woodinville at the WCCHA conference. He was nominated by EvCC Humanities Center coordinator Joyce Walker. “Darryl’s contributions to the Humanities have been truly exemplary. His involvement in many diverse activities has helped the Humanities to thrive at Everett Community College.” Walker said. Dieter has been involved with the college’s Humanities Center since its creation in 2005. In addition to helping the Humanities Center conduct research and surveys, Dieter has planned several major Humanities events at the college. In 2009-10, the Humanities Center theme was “Inquires” with a different focus each quarter. For winter quarter, the question was “What is patriotism?”  Dieter persuaded “The True Patriot” authors Nick Hanauer and Eric Liu to donate 250 copies of their book and visit campus for a discussion. Dieter also coordinated a faculty panel about patriotism and a student patriotism poster contest, working closely with EvCC’s art department and Hanauer’s and Liu’s True Patriot Network organization. Dieter continues to serve as a member of EvCC’s Humanities Steering Committee.

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Everett Community College joins in celebrating Washington state’s Adult Literacy Week
denisegl | October 14, 2010 | 1:17 pm

Everett Community College is joining students and employers in celebrating Washington state’s Adult Literacy Week Oct. 17-23. Part of EvCC’s celebration includes offering “I support adult literacy” buttons to wear during Adult Literacy Week and an electronic button to post on Facebook. Buttons are available at EvCC’s Rainier Hall, Room 227 and at EvCC’s East County Campus on the third floor of the Lake Tye Building, 14090 Fryelands Blvd. SE in Monroe. The electronic version is on EvCC’s Facebook page, ”We are asking for the community to show support for the thousands of adults in Snohomish County who are getting the education and training they need to find work. Adult literacy provides better skills, resulting in better jobs and brighter futures for our community,” said Darrell Mihara, EvCC Dean for Basic Skills and Adult Education. Read more »

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Weekend fun planned at Zippy’s
denisegl | August 6, 2010 | 3:14 pm

Looking for something to do this weekend? There are just so many things to choose from in Everett but eventually you’re going to have to take a break, get something to eat or meet some new friends. Check out Zippy’ monthly calender. While your out looking at the pianos, there will be plenty of activities to check out.  Zippy’s Java Lounge 1804 Hewitt Avenue, Everett, WA 98201 Continue to view Zippy’s upcoming events. Read more »

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Summer Fun at the Everett Public Library
Steve | June 13, 2010 | 6:34 pm

The Everett Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is for students entering up to grade 5 in the fall. This year’s goal is 48 books for 24 hours of reading. For each reading milestone, students earn a prize. For more info, visit: In addition, you and your kids can participate in a wide variety of interactive activities this summer at the Everett Public Library: Read more »

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The Big Read: Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried”
Steve | May 11, 2010 | 9:33 pm

Sno-Isle Libraries and the Everett Public Library present The Big Read 2010 for Snohomish and Island counties. The Big Read unites communities through great literature. Read, discuss and celebrate Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, considered one of the finest books about the Vietnam War. On Saturday May 15 at 2 p.m., there will be a free theatrical adaptation of The Things They Carried at the Little Theatre at Everett High School, located at 2331 Hoyt Avenue. Far from a combat story of pride and glory, it is a compassionate tale of the American soldier, brimming with raw honesty and thoughtful reflection. The book’s narrator follows a platoon of infantrymen through the jungles of Vietnam. We see them trudge through the muck of a constant downpour, get hit by sniper fire, pull body parts out of a tree, laugh while they tell their stories to each other, and fall silent when faced with making sense of it all — both in the moment and twenty years later. The book is split into a lush mosaic of vignettes drawn from O’Brien’s own Read more »

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Author Talk and Book Signing
Steve | March 16, 2010 | 10:23 pm

a look inside a mixed-media dollhouse by Lisa Myers Bulmash

Meet authors Tally Oliveau and Julie Molina, plus contributing artist Lisa Myers Bulmash, who created the book Mixed-Media Dollhouses: Techniques and Ideas for Doll-Size Assemblages. What exactly is a doll-size assemblage you may ask? The authors will be available to show you examples of mixed media dollhouses at the book signing event at Everett Artists Supply on Friday. This book takes the artistic approach of assemblage and collage, and combines it with the long-loved tradition of making doll houses–but these doll houses are Read more »

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Author event at Normanna Hall
Steve | March 8, 2010 | 6:26 pm

A Free event with author Leif Terdal is coming to Normanna Hall/Sons of Norway on Friday, March 12, 2010 at 7:00 PM, 2725 Oakes Avenue. The event features a discussion of his book entitled Our Escape From Nazi Occupied Norway; Norwegian Resistance to Nazism. The event also includes a meet and greet with the author and a book signing. For more information call 425-252-0291.

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