Save the Date!
Our 8th Annual Literary Fundraiser Event will take place on Saturday, June 25th at 6:30pm at Lopez Center for Community and the Arts.
Come enjoy wine and a delicious dinner while listening to author Sharon Leach speak about her writing! Funds raised during the event will help support the vital work of the Lopez Island Family Resource Center. This “sell-out” event will have limited tickets at $60 each available starting on June 4. If you have additional questions or would like to know more, please contact the Lopez Island Family Resource Center by phone (360-468-4117) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A big thank you to our many sponsors: Aeronautical Services, Ascent, Bay Cafe, Blossom, Brian & Karly Leyde, Diana Hancock Attorney at Law, Edenwild, IMC, Isabel’s, Islanders Bank, Lopez Bookshop, Lopez Island Realty, LVM, Midnight’s Farm, Pal Enterprises, Pear Publishing, Rabel Editing & Design, San Juan Pest Control, San Juan Propane, Sunset, Termulo & Associates, & Utility Management Group.
Sharon Leach was born in Kingston, Jamaica. She works as a columnist, copy editor, proofreader and freelance writer for the Jamaica Observer, as well as editor for Bookends, the paper’s weekly literary arts supplement. Also a fiction writer, over 100 of her short stories have appeared in the newspaper’s Literary Arts magazine since 2000.
What You Can’t Tell Him: Stories, a collection of short fiction, her first book, was published in 2006 by Starapple Publishers (Trinidad). A second collection of stories, Love It When You Come, Hate It When You Go, has recently been published by Peepal Tree Press (Great Britain). In 2011, she was a recipient of the Musgrave Bronze Medal from the Council of the Institute of Jamaica for distinguished eminence in the field of Literature. She has participated in the NGC Bocas Lit Fest 2012 in Trinidad, and in 2014, the PEN America World Voices Festival in New York.
We are excited to welcome Sharon to Lopez!