Raymond Carver Festival continues through this week

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EDITOR'S NOTE: See related story today about Raymond Carver's widow: http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20130512/NEWS/305129987

PORT ANGELES — The inaugural Raymond Carver Festival, a celebration of the writer who spent his last 10 years in Port Angeles, moves into its first full week with the opening of an art display Monday, a movie screening Tuesday and a free writing workshop Wednesday.

Nearly all of the Carver festival events are free and held at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

For details about the festival, which runs through May 25 — the 75th anniversary of Carver's birth — visit www.PenCol.edu.

Here's what's happening in the early part of the week:

■ Monday, Peninsula College PUB Art Gallery — The Raymond Carver Festival art show opens, featuring paintings by Alfredo Arreguin and Susan Lytle, longtime friends of Carver; mounted excerpts of poems and stories; and photographs from his widow Tess Gallagher's private collection.

Admission is free to the gallery inside the college's J Building. Hours are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

■ Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., Peninsula College Little Theater — Tess Gallagher and Peninsula College Writer-in-Residence Jane Mead give a reading.

■ Tuesday, 7 p.m., Maier Hall at Peninsula College — A screening of a documentary film about Carver, “To Write and Keep Kind,” with director Jean Walkinshaw on hand for a discussion; admission is $5 for the public and free for students.

■ Wednesday, 12:30 p.m., Maier Hall — Foothills Writers Series Writer-in-Residence Lucia Perillo gives a free reading.

■ Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Peninsula College Longhouse — Free creative writing workshop for all levels with Alice Derry and Kate Reavey.

■ Wednesday, 7 p.m., Little Theater and PUB Art Gallery — Free reading and reception with Gallagher, Mead and Perillo.

Last modified: May 12. 2013 7:30PM
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