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Vincent Henley, leader of the 2016 Fiction Writer's Seminar, cuts the ribbon of a new Little Free Library on Sixth Street. The Library was dedicated to Vince in appreciation of his continuing efforts to assist aspiring writers.

Wine, cheese and snacks were served on that day, May 6, celebrating the achievements at the end of the eighteen-week seminar, and the dedication of the Little Free Library, built by Jerry Reid, one of the writers in the group. Seminar participants included (left to right), Vince Henley, Ron West, Leslie Heineman, Ruth Vitovec, Linda Henley, Jerry Reid, Ted Chepolis and Jean Wharton.

Vince has led several seminar sessions, donating his time and knowledge to help several Skagit County authors. “This is a serious writing group,” Vince said, “Each person was required to write at least 2000 words each week, and share and critique the work of their fellow authors. My goal is to develop potential Pulitzer-prize-winning authors.” The next Seminar will start in 2017 and will be open to a dozen participants.

Several celebrants brought books to share through the library. The free library is located at 1216 6th Street in Old Town. The community is invited to take and share books.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

3,725 Confirmed Skagit Cases
327 Cases in ZIP 98221

223 Hospitalizations
47 Deaths

287,031 Confirmed Cases Statewide
17,129 Hospitalizations

4,114 Deaths Statewide

Updated 8:00 pm January 23, 2021.

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