Join us September 22nd on 4pm to reflect on the epitome of the Pacific Northwest, the San Juan Islands, with Alice K. Boatwright. Her new short story collection Sea, Sky, Islands, highlights life in this beautiful and complicated space. Come hear a reading and have a conversation about this moving collection.
In the trilogy of stories about life in the San Juan Islands, a teacher fantasizes about her favorite author to ease her loneliness, an islander finds love with a precariously sober alcoholic, and a young couple has to make sacrifices to keep their dreams afloat – but all find strength and inspiration in the sea, sky, and islands. The book is illustrated by Seattle artist Marsha Karr, a long-time friend of the author, whose work has been exhibited internationally.
Alice holds an MFA in Writing from Columbia University and has taught at the University of New Hampshire, UC Berkeley, and the American School of Paris. Formerly based in the UK and France, she now lives in the Pacific Northwest. She is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the Crime Writers Association (UK), PEN America, and she currently serves as President of the Puget Sound chapter of Sisters in Crime.
Marsha Karr was raised on the vast Canadian prairies and her love for open landscapes is evident in the evocative paintings illustrating Sea, Sky, Islands. She now lives and works on Mercer Island and Baja California Sur, Mexico. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions internationally.