Literary Lunch WITS event features Shorecrest student

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Lucia Wyss, Shorecrest freshman, Rebecca Hoogs, Seattle Arts and Lectures Writers in the Schools coordinator, and author Peter Mountford attended the Seattle 7 Authors Literary Lunch WITS fundraiser April 21, a sold-out event co-sponsored by Third Place Books.  Photo by Cheryl McKeon.

Lucia read her original poem to the 65 attendees. Shorewood alumnus and bestselling author Garth Stein was moderator.

Lucia said that "The poem was really untitled, I like to let poems speak for themselves, but I suppose one could call it "The Longest Fall," since it was about the long autumn a leaf spends waiting to drop to the ground and watching its fellows grow up. To me, its a poem about growing up and letting go and how frightening that is; how much you want to be as big as your older friends, but you know you can't."
Above: Lucia recites her poem. Photo by Cheryl McKeon.

The Seattle 7 is a group of 7 local authors, organized by Garth Stein, bestselling author of Raven Stole the Moon; and The Art of Racing in the Rain. Other members are Mary Guterson, Jennie Shortridge, Kit Bakke, Stephanie Kailos, Randy Sue Coburn, Carol Cassella, Erica Bauermeister,  and Maria Semple.

Photo: Garth Stein at microphone, Lucia and Peter Mountford facing camera. Photo by Cheryl McKeon.

Garth was the host of the Friends of the Third Place Commons Breakfast February 11 of this year; see Friends of the Community Breakfast draws 400.

He produced a play at Shorewood on February 4 - 5 of this year; see Shorewood "One-Acts" 10-minute play festival.  


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