Writers on the Fly 8 | April 14, 2016
Join Writers on the Fly for our second annual beer and bluegrass night. We'll kick things off with some stories from a few of our favorite local writers, then hand it over to Eden Greer and the Moonshine Peaches to take us into the wee hours with some live bluegrass!
Michael Doherty | "I write in my spare time, mainly on short stories, and have published fiction in Fly Rod and Reel, Gray’s Sporting Journal and Neurology. I won the 2008 and 2011 Robert Traver award for Fiction from Fly Rod and Reel as well as the Rusty Gates Memorial writing award from that same magazine in 2010. In 2011 The American Academy of Neurology awarded me the Creative Expression of Human Values in Neurology award. Most of my time is spent working with people who have hard to treat Epilepsy, most of my writing is helping students write scientific and technical papers for journal publication on various epilepsy topics, so fiction is a welcome relief. In my spare time other than writing and kayak fishing I like to read and spend time with my kids."
Eden Greer | After sharing some of her writing with us, Eden will be joined by Carol Martin and Bonya McGarrity. The three of them are known as the Moonshine Peaches. Carol is a longtime stalwart member of the NW bluegrass music scene, has played in many popular bands over the years, and she teaches mandolin at Dusty Strings in Fremont. Bonya is a member of another great little NW bluegrass band called 3 Play Riccochet. She hails from Memphis, Tennessee where as a teenager, she was Elvis Presley's secretary! Eden is a singer first, guitar player next. She has fronted several bands over the years---everything from blues and rock to honky tonk in her own band Little Edie. She was born again at the age of twelve when she first heard The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band album "Will the Circle Be Unbroken". She also loves fishing, and supports Casting for Recovery.
Gordy Linse | Gordy Linse is a consultant by day, whose journey into flyfishing has led him to begin trying to make sense of the sport in verse. Gordy's poetry takes on the wonder that comes with time on the water.
Earl Harper | Earl Harper is a photographer, fly-fisherman, cook, philanthropist, husband, and a Karaoke singer (in China). He has been known to eat really strange things, and has no fear doing it. He believes in Karma and gives of himself for great and kind purposes with no expectations in return. He's a work hard, play harder kind of guy and seeks personal growth for his joys in life. See more of Earl's work at www.harperstudios.com.