Kitsap Audubon meets from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Poulsbo Library Community Room, 700 NE Lincoln Rd., Poulsbo WA 98370. For information, contact Gene Bullock at genebullock@comcast.net

September 14TH

Kitsap Audubon September 14th Program: Holly Hughes Passings - poems about birds who have vanished from the earth.  Kitsap Audubon meets from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Poulsbo Library Community Room, 700 NE Lincoln Rd., Poulsbo WA 98370. For information, contact Gene Bullock at genebullock@comcast.net

Award-winning poet Holly J. Hughes gives eloquent voice to bird species that have vanished from the earth.
Holly is the author of Passings (Expedition Press, 2016), a moving collection of elegiac meditations on 15
bird species that no longer fill our skies. For her multimedia presentation to Kitsap Audubon, she’ll read poems
from her award-winning book, illustrating the poems with
paintings by John J. Audubon
and at least one bird call.
Passings was recently nominated for an American Book Award by the Before
Columbus Foundation. She is also the author of Sailing by Ravens (University of Alaska Press, 2014), co-author of The Pen and The Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World (Skinner House Press, 2012), and editor of the award-winning anthology, Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose
about Alzheimer’s Disease (Kent
State University Press, 2009).
She taught writing for more than 25 years at Edmonds Community College, where she co-founded the Sustainability Council and directed the Convergence Writer’s Series. She
also spent over thirty summers working on the water in Alaska in a variety of roles, including
commercial fishing for salmon,
skippering a 65-foot schooner
and working as a naturalist on
ships. She currently teaches
writing workshops throughout
the Pacific Northwest and
consults as a writing coach.
Copies of her book will be
available for sale, and Holly will
be available to sign them.