Hypatia-in-the-Woods update



Dear Members, Friends and Supporters, It's been a season of change for Hypatia-in-the-Woods. We are all still adjusting to the death of our founder, but we continue to find our way and have had a packed year of the most amazing Holly House residents: visual and tactile artists, poets, and writers of fiction and nonfiction. A number of our residents have shared their talents with readings in various venues and with workshops at the Shelton Timberland Library, from basket weaving to contemplative writing, and we thank Pat Chupa and the library staff for coordinating those activities. One of our earliest residents, Christine Finlayson, wrote to celebrate the publication of her book Tip of a Bone, released last month by Adventure Publications, available as a trade paperback at bookstores and as an e-book online. She will do a workshop or craft talk for us early next year; stay tuned. While Elspeth's property is up for sale, and the Holly House property may have to be sold as well, we are continuing our residency program and will soon be assigning dates to the first recipients of 2014 residencies.

ELEGANT EVERGREENS, OUR ANNUAL FUND-RAISER With the approach of the holidays, we will once again embark on a fund-raiser in conjunction with Lynch Creek Farm, a local firm that produces beautiful evergreen decorations. There are wreaths and centerpieces designed to help you decorate for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, the Winter Solstice, Christmas and New Year's; all these products are shipped free and make lovely gifts. We get a generous 20 percent of each order made on the FlipGive/Lynch Creek Farm website, and there's also a donation button. It's at http://lynchcreekfarm.flipgive.com/campaigns/3102-hypatia-in-the-woods/ —and you are welcome to share this site with others looking for a way to simplify their holiday shopping or decorating.

STAY WITH US! RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP ... If the holidays approach, can the new year be far behind? The end of 2013 is the right time to renew your annual membership in Hypatia-in-the-Woods ($25 to P.O. Box 58, Shelton WA 98584). We look forward to hearing from you, and thank you in advance for your interest and support.

GRANT WILL HELP WITH THE POPE PRESS PROJECT We are happy to announce that Hypatia will receive a Freas Foundation grant of $4,500 which will enable us to participate in the setup of a wonderful endeavor. J. Hukee, a young letterpress artist and a friend of Elspeth's, is setting up Elspeth's printing equipment in a studio in downtown Olympia where she will offer studio access, letterpress printing instruction (including workshops for Hypatia) and hand-printed cards and broadsides. Pope Press Olympia Letterpress and Book Arts will open its doors soon at 607 Fifth Avenue SE. We anticipate offering residencies in letterpress printing as a part of this project.

POETRY TRAIL HAS A NEW HOME The Jeanne Lohmann Poetry Trail, which was located on Elspeth's property, has been moved in anticipation of the eventual sale of her property. Its new home is on the award-winning, wooded grounds at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia.

AND BEARS NEED NEW HOMES TOO One of Elspeth's projects for Hypatia was the knitting of outfits for stuffed bears of all sizes. Many of them have already found new homes, but there are more just looking for someone to love them. If you would like to adopt a bear as a reminder of Elspeth and her commitment to this resource organization for women in the arts, please contact Colleen Keoski by email at ckeoski@aol.com or via Hypatia's mail at P.O. Box 58, Shelton, WA 98584.

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