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Third Thursday Art Walk! Join us to welcome Priscilla Long and her newest book!

Join us to welcome Priscilla Long and her newest book, "Dancing with the Muse in Old Age."

"Dancing with the Muse in Old Age" is a book about thriving in old age. While focusing on creative engagement, it is for everyone who is aging. It reflects the new ways of looking at old age as a potentially dynamic, happy, and productive time. It reviews the science on aging that shows that negative views of aging can actually cause decline. The book opposes ageism and reports the evidence that old age can be a time of great happiness. The book explores the old-age time of life of more than one-hundred dynamic elders—mostly but not entirely creators in the arts, both well-known and little known, both able-bodied and disabled. Their inspiring stories model for us all how to live in old age.

This is a splendid, deeply researched, and much needed book. —Bethany Reid, poet, author of "Sparrow: Poems," "My Body My House," and "You Are Very Upset."

Priscilla Long is a Seattle-based writer and poet, and a longtime independent teacher of writing. She is author of seven books (to date), and numerous publications in literary journals. In 1988 she moved to Seattle, where she teaches and writes. She serves as founding and consulting editor of HistoryLink.org, the free online encyclopedia of Washington state history. She writes science, poetry, history, creative nonfiction and essay, and fiction.

So much information on her website here.

Ms. Long will be in conversation with Bethany Reid.

Bethany Reid is a poet, writer, editor, and writing coach. She has an MFA in poetry and a PhD in American Literature from the University of Washington. For almost thirty years, she taught composition, American literature, and Creative Nonfiction at Everett Community College and elsewhere in the greater Seattle region. Visit her website for all the information.

 

 

 

There will also be a special guest featured: John L. Wright, another local Edmonds poet! Words about Mr. Wright from Bethany Reid here.

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Address: 
111 5th Ave. South
Edmonds, WA 98020
Books: 
Dancing with the Muse in Old Age Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781684920204
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Coffeetown Press - November 8th, 2022

A House, Undone Cover Image
By T. Clear, Lana Hechtman Ayers (Editor), Priscilla Long (Selected by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781936657612
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Moonpath Press - January 1st, 2022

Holy Magic Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781936657568
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Moonpath Press - September 1st, 2020

The Writer's Portable Mentor: A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life, Second Edition Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780826360052
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of New Mexico Press - September 15th, 2018

Fire and Stone: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780820350448
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Georgia Press - October 1st, 2016

Minding the Muse: A Handbook for Painters, Composers, Writers, and Other Creators Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9781603813631
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Coffeetown Press - September 1st, 2016

Crossing Over: Poems (Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780826323965
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of New Mexico Press - July 15th, 2015