Monday, November 23, 2015

This Sunday, Nov. 29th Reading/Book Signing by Robert Michael Pyle at Redmen Hall from 12-4:00 pm!

We here at Friends of Skamokawa/Redmen Hall are proud to present a Book Signing/Reading of this special 30th anniversary edition of Wintergreen: Rambles in a Ravaged Land by notable guest, author Robert M. Pyle on Sunday, November 29th from 12:00 to 4:00 pm at Redmen Hall. 

This 30th Anniversary edition of Robert M. Pyle's Wintergreen: Rambles in a Ravaged Land, has just been released by Pharos Editions with a new introduction by David Guterson and updated afterword by the author. The 1987 John Burroughs Medal for best natural history book of the year, Wintergreen remains as relevant today as when it first appeared.

Between 12:00-3:00 pm Robert Pyle will be here to sign books, answer questions and discuss this timeless and important piece of literature. The reading will be presented between 3:00 to 4:00 pm.

Here is more information about Wintergreen: Rambles in a Ravaged Land and this 30th anniversary release:

Wintergreen is a tale of survival. In the Willapa Hills of southwest Washington, both the human community and the forest community are threatened with extinction. Weaving vivid portraits of the place and its inhabitants—animal, plant, and human—with the story of his own love affair with the hills, Robert Michael Pyle has written a book so even-handed in its passion that it has been celebrated by those who make their living with a chain saw as well as by environmentalists. As he writes, “My sympathies lie with the people and the woods, but not with the companies that have used them both with equal disregard.”
1987 Winner of the John Burroughs Medal for best natural history book of the year, Wintergreen remains as relevant today as when it first appeared.
1987 PNBA Award winner
Author bio: ROBERT MICHAEL PYLE is the author of eighteen books, including Chasing Monarchs, The Thunder Tree: Lessons from an Urban Wildland, Sky Time in Gray’s River: Living for Keeps in a Forgotten Place and the recent poetry collection Evolution of the Genus Iris. A Yale-trained ecologist and a Guggenheim fellow, he is a full-time writer and naturalist living in the Willapa Hills of southwestern Washington.

Contributor Bio: David Guterson is the author of the novels East of the Mountains, Our Lady of the Forest, The Other, Ed King, and Snow Falling on Cedars, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award; two story collections, The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind and Problems With People; a poetry collection, Songs for a Summons; a memoir, Descent; and Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense. He lives with his family on Bainbridge Island in Washington State.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

"Deck the Hall" Holiday Gift/Open House Opening Weekend November 27, 28 and 29

Our annual holiday gift/open house, “Deck the Hall,” will begin November 27 through December 13th Thursday-Sunday 12-4 PM.  

Our Holiday Gift/Open House schedule will be:

Friday, November 27 from 12-4Saturday, November 28 from 12-4Sunday, November 29 from 12-4

"Deck the Hall" will continue through the next two weekends:  Thursdays-Sundays from 12-4.  The last day is December 13.  

There will be refreshments and live music from local musicians the opening weekend. Local author Robert Pyle will here on Sunday November 29th between the hours of 12:00 to 4:00 pm for a Book Signing/Reading of his book Wintergreen: Rambles in a Ravaged Land with the reading scheduled for 3:00 pm.

The gift shop, book store, and upstairs will be full of restocked favorites, new items, and crafted work of many local artists. New to the holiday fare is:

  •         Copper designs by Jo Schnotala,
  •         Wood trivets,
  •          Cooling racks,
  •          Spreaders from Steve Ukkallo.
  •          Favorites such as herbal teas,
  •          Jewelry
  •          Ceramics
  •          Puppets
  •          Singing birds,
  •          T-shirts,
  •          Woven scarves
  •          Photo art
  •          Artistic paintings
  •          Photography
  •          Cards and more! 

Whether you are looking for that unique gift, stocking stuffer, art, or a great book, we will have a wonderful selection of choices.  Stop by for hot cider and cookies and “Shop Local!”