A Literary Afternoon will be held at the Blue Bottle, 309 Yelm Ave. E, Yelm on May 18 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Hosted by International Award-Winning Author Bettye Johnson, the program will feature the following,
Suzanne Fairbrother, Ph.D. author of “Finding the Goddess Within.” Dr. Fairbrother earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University at Lincoln Center in New York City. She has worked with women in a private practice of Psychotherapy for more than a quarter of a century. She has a private practice in Yelm.
Bruce Smith a professional writer and storyteller and a 1998 National Storytelling Champion, runner-up. Currently, Smith writes full-time for The Dispatch newspaper located in Eatonville, Wa. He has earned recognition from the American Institute of Physics on his article, “Antigravity: The Holy Grail of the 21st Century.” Smith will read from his novel, “The Men of Honor of Unity House.”
Carolyn GiaMarco, a poet and writer will share her poetry. GiaMarco is a long-time resident of the Yelm area and a prolific writer on reflections on what she observes.
Diane Dondero, author of “Udderly Simple Dairy Foods,” a delightful memoir containing recipes for simple dairy foods. Dondero is a Disaster Reservist, State of Wa. Emergency Management and the Founding Director, Babes in Belts designed to assist others in being self-sufficient and taking responsibility for their lives.
Delores Crowell, artist and writer will read an essay titled, “My Love Affair With Jewels.” Crowell in her art uses innovative ways with pressed flowers. Crowell is a long-time resident of the Yelm area.
Iris Moore, author of a children’s picture book, “Henrietta the Guard Chicken,” has also received the Award of Merit for her writing and winning poetry contests by the League of Western Writers. A member of the International Society of Poets, she is currently working on a collection of her poems, titled “Blossoms of Light.” Moore is also a singer and songwriter.