Come celebrate your NaNo "win" or just the fact that NaNoWriMo is over! Host Kim Votry of EPIC Group and "My Own Magic" will be at these events:

Saturday, Dec. 1, from noon-2 pm, Edmonds Library, party and open mic.
Saturday, Dec. 1, from 2-4 pm, Lake Forest Park Commons, celebration party.

As always, you are also invited to EPIC drop-in writing groups on Mondays, 10 a.m. at the Edmonds
Library and Thursdays, 2 p.m. at Red Twig Bakery.


Poet Georgia McDade will visit Monday morning writing group on Nov. 26, which will be led by Rita M. McDade provided this quote 'From the Author' of "Outside the Cave II":

My poetry examines many subjects and issues, but a common theme I observe is the unique human experience of everyday living. Sometimes by exposing the humor and the tragedy of encounters, missed opportunities, diminished dreams, I come away with a deeper awareness of our existence. I share what I see and feel in a way that I hope contributes to better understanding of self and others. I want others to see and understand MORE, not necessarily agree or disagree, but see: people, loss, inequality, time, war, the world in a way that brings openness rather than restriction. Too often is there tension caused by the difference of ideas between two persons or groups. Too often words and attitudes are presented as the only way possible. Awareness is an evolution that opens us to ourselves and others. Weighing, judging, deciding, selecting takes time and may create tension. Usually my discoveries help me avoid paralysis by alleviating or ending the tension writing.  -Georgia



This Monday, Nov. 19, bestselling author will visit EPIC at the Edmonds Library after 10 a.m. writing group. You are advised to get there early because seating is limited. See you then!

In the meantime, check out Mark's website of (Photo courtesy his website).



You are invited to these upcoming EPIC events:

Nov. 12 - Lisa Costantino will speak about print and e-publishing after our 10 a.m. writing group, which will be at Embellished (note the change of venue for this Monday only).

Nov. 17 at 10:00 a.m. - join us as we head north to Arlington to visitBetsy Diedrick and the North West Women Writers. Looking forward to meeting them and hearing their latest news. Let us know if you want to carpool.

Nov. 19 - Mark Matteson will speak about his 100,000 book sales after our 10 a.m. writing group at the Edmonds Library.

Nov. 19 at 1:00 p.m. - Bylaws Committee meeting. If you are interested in shaping EPIC, then come to this meeting to hammer out our founding documents. This is a key meeting, so please attend and be heard.



Join us at the Edmonds Library on Thurs., Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m. for a talk with published authors on “Paths to Publishing.” Speakers include Waverly Fitzgerald of “” Judith Works of “,” Raul Sanchez of , and poet

Tonight's event is part of the Edmonds Literary Series, supported by The Edmonds Library, Friends of the Edmonds
Library, Edmonds Arts Commission, Swedish Hospital Art Committee, and “Between the Lines,” the Edmonds Community College Literary Magazine.



Special notice: This Monday, Nov. 12, you are invited to join
us at Embellished on Monday at 10 a.m. for our writing group and a visit by author Ingrid Ricks. We're meeting at the fabulous Embellished studio because the libraray is closed in honor of Veterans Day. So, let's give Shae Reischling and Embellished a big round of applause and thanks. And  take a class at Embellished  like the"Dancers" class at 4:30 p.m. on Monday.