Winslow Writers: Short Stories of Bainbridge Island
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Join us at Eagle Harbor Books on Sunday, February 3rd at 1pm (Note we are starting early because of the Super Bowl) as local authors share stories about the island we call home. "Write what you know" is the conventional wisdom given to writers. Winslow Writers, a local writing group, took that advice to heart and has published an anthology, "Short Stories of Bainbridge Island," edited by Kirsten Foster and published by Red Rover Books. These five stories address themes of love, loss, and redemption as reflected through the unique lens of island culture.
Foster writes, "A sense of place may be an overused phrase, but it is entirely necessary to describe the powerful effect these stories create and carry...The place is now familiar yet still strange, soothing yet challenging, dramatic, mundane, gorgeous, sometimes menacing. I can only imagine their impact on off-island readers."
"Short Stories of Bainbridge Island" is available in print or PDF format at www.winslowwriters.com.
Winslow Writers is Abigail Hamilton, Lara O'Neal, Jessica Dubey, Starre Vartan, and Ulla Solberg.
A graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute who also attended Parsons School of Design in Paris, Abigail has for many years fed her passion for writing alongside her art and design career.
Lara has a BA from Western Washington University and is an avid fan of short story collections. She works as a marketing professional for a civil engineering and environmental services firm.
A longtime Bainbridge Island resident who works in communications, Jessica gets her best story ideas while swimming in the icy waters of Puget Sound.
Starre Julia Vartan
Armed with a BS in Geology from Syracuse University, and an MFA in Writing from Columbia University, Starre is a widely published freelance travel and science writer.
Ulla attended the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Cornell University. She now lives a fairly bohemian life on Bainbridge Island.