Singer/author-in-residence Dar Williams
Singer and author Dar Williams will be coming to Wenatchee, Leavenworth and Chelan for a week of community-building activities starting Tuesday, Oct. 2. Her visit will include a free musical event at Pybus Public Market on Friday night!
North Central Regional Library is partnering with several organizations to bring Williams here. In her bestselling book What I Found in a Thousand Towns,
the singer/songwriter shares her thoughts on what makes successful communities thrive. You can find copies of her book at many of our libraries, or
order a copy through our Mail Order Library here.
During her visit, Williams will tour the three cities with students and community leaders, pushing them to thinking outside the box to address challenges and define a better sense of community.
Free activities that will be open to the general public include:
An Evening With Dar Williams at the Chelan Performing Arts Center
Community members are invited participate in group discussion from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, and then hear Williams sing at The Vogue from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A visit to the Leavenworth Farmers Market
Williams will meet with market vendors and musicians, then play a few songs on the market stage from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4.
Musical Event at Pybus Public Market
Mariachi Huenachi will kick off the event with a performance from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Williams will then perform and reflect on her week in the area from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. She will take questions from 8:30 to 8:45 p.m. To hear a sample of Williams' music, click here.
Williams will also give a concert at Snowy Owl Theater in Leavenworth on Sat. Oct. 6. Tickets for that event are $25 and are available at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts.
Organizations working with NCRL to host the author include Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, Together! For Drug Free Youth, Our Valley Our Future, Sleeping Lady Foundation, the Woods Family, Historic Downtown Chelan and Western States Arts Foundation.