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NWPA present talk on book publicity

The Northwest Writers and Publishers Association (NWPA) will present “Book Publicity: The Lowdown for Authors and Publishers” with Jessica Glenn on Jan. 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tualatin Public Library, 18878 SW Martinazzi Ave.

Glenn uses her wide network of media contacts to provide highly personalized author and book publicity services, ensuring the highest level of success possible for authors and the publishing companies using print, television, web, radio and guerrilla strategies. The event is open to all; admission is $10 or free for NWPA members. For more information, visit northwestwriterspublishers.weebly.com or call Veronica Esagui at 503-913-6006.

Listen to George Shiolas

George Shiolas will perform a solo violin recital covering a wide range of music, including classical, Broadway, folk and international music Jan. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Lake Oswego Public Library.

Shiolas will also provide a presentation about the history of the violin. Shiolas is the recipient of the Jacques Gershkovitch Award, Congress of Strings Scholarship, Eleanor Lieber Award, Beaux Arts Scholarship, Mrs. Henry L. Corbett Prize, and has been soloist with numerous American orchestras, including multiple appearances with the Oregon Symphony.

The Lake Oswego Public Library is located at 706 Fourth St., Lake Oswego. For more information, call 503-636-7628.

RACC to present workshops for artists

Artists who are trying to make a living with their craft will benefit from a series of professional development workshops being presented by the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) held January through June 2013.

Each workshop is lead by experts. Workshops focus on grant writing, marketing, legal issues and building audiences to enhance and advance an artist’s career. Each workshop costs $20 to $30. To register and view a complete schedule, visit racc.org/workshops.

Lewis & Clark offering writing seminar

Teachers, students and other interested citizens are invited to attend a workshop Jan. 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. to explore how the “trick of beginning” can release possible epiphanies from the silence of impossible stories.

The event is a launch for the book “100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared.” The evening includes refreshments, writing time, readings from the book and music. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Matsya Siosal at 503-768-6040.

Lindy, jitterbug dance classes offered

Dave and Jody Crandell will offer four week courses in beginning level lindy hop, swing and intermediate jitterbug swing dance at the West Linn Adult Community Center beginning Jan. 17. The jitterbug class begins at 7 p.m. and the lindy class begins at 8:15 p.m. Registration fee is $45 per person. For information, call the Crandells at 503-637-6295 or preregister through West Linn Parks and Recreation at 503-557-4700.

Save the date for Lakewood’s 60th anniversary gala

Lakewood Theatre Company’s 60th anniversary masquerade gala will be held March 2 at Oswego Lake Country Club. Tickets are $100 or $1,000 for a sponsor table. To reserve your table call the Lakewood Center box office at 503-635-3901 or visit lakewood-center.org.