Events

Jailhouse Book0004SHOALWATER LIBRARY
SHOALWATER RESERVATION

 

BOOK SIGNING/BOOK TALK

 

 SEPTEMBER 30th – 1:00 – 3:00

JAILHOUSE STORIES FROM EARLY PACIFIC COUNTY
This book is sure to make you think a little differently about “the good old days.”  Based on information recorded in the  huge leather- bound “Prison  Book, Pacific County, No. 1,” it tells about the trials and tribulations of inmates (and their captors) in our County Jail(s) from 1886 to 1919.  There are first-hand accounts of lynchings, a hanging, a jail-break and more…

 





Tailor a Talk with Sydney
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Sydney is available to speak to your group and is happy to talk about any of her books or about the history of Oysterville and other areas of SW Washington. Or… ask her to tailor a talk to the local history interests of your group or, in the case of school groups, to the age and information needs of your class.
Sydney Stevens
P.O. Box 2
Oysterville, WA 98641
360.665-4716info@sydneyofoysterville.com

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PAST EVENTS

Sydney and the Prison Record

Sydney and the Prison Record

2016

 

SEPTEMBER 2016

September 24th – Jailhouse Stories from Early Pacific County – Book Talk and Signing
Adelaide’s Coffee and Books, Ocean Park, WA 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

September 3rd – Jailhouse Stories from Early Pacific County – Booksigning Event
International Police Museum, Rockaway Beach, OR  1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

JUNE 2016
June 18th – Jailhouse Stories from Early Pacific County – Book Launch
Oysterville Store, Oysterville, WA  1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

2015

OCTOBER 2015
October 17th – Ghost Stories of the Long Beach Peninsula – Booksigning Event
CostCo, Warrenton, OR 1:00 -3:00

October 10th – C is for Cranberries and Ghost Stories of the Long Beach Peninsula – Booksigning Event
Cranberry Museum, Long Beach, WA 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

May 5 – June 23 — TUESDAY EVENINGS   –5:30 TO 7:20 PM
Grays Harbor College, Ilwaco – “Putting the ‘Story’ back in History”

At Greg'sNOVEMBER 2014
November 8th – Ghost Stories of the Long Beach Peninsula Booksigning Event
Oysterville Store – 5:00 p.m.

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OCTOBER 2014
October 25th – Ghost Stories of the Long Beach Peninsula Booksigning Event
Adelaide’s Coffee and Books  1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

OCTOBER 11, 2014 – 8:30 AM- 5:30 PM  — Grays Harbor College Edventure – “C is for Cranberrian Fair!”

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AUGUST 22, 2014 – 8:30 AM- 5:30 PM  — Grays Harbor College Edventure – “Oysterville – Bringing the Past Into the Present”

 

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JULY 2013

July 6, 2013
Legendary Locals of the Long Beach Peninsula – signing – Bailey’s Bakery and Café


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June 2013

June 29, 2013
“Reading and Speaking with Legendary Locals – Event and Book Signing
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum

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May 2013


May 25, 2013
Legendary Locals of the Long Beach Peninsula
Oysterville Store (Grand Re-opening Celebration)

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May 15, 2013
Legendary Locals of the Long Beach Peninsula
The Picture Attic

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May 11, 2013
Legendary Locals of the Long Beach Peninsula
Adelaide’s Coffee and Books
                                                                                    

April 13, 2013
Keynote Speaker at the
Citizenship Awards Ceremony,
Occident Masonic Lodge, Ilwaco.
The subject of Sydney’s address
was “On Being a Role Model”
and was based on Medora Espy’s
Diary excerpts in Dear Medora:
Child of Oysterville’s ForgottenYears.

                                                               



October, 2011
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Oct. 2
Northwest Bookfest Panelist
“Research and Writing Family
History and Genealogy”


June, 2010

 


June 26
In Oysterville

 


December, 2009


December 5
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum
Ilwaco, WA

October, 2009


October 11
Book signing at Bailey’s Café
Nahcotta, WA

September, 2009


September 12
Chehalis-Centralia Railroad and Museum
Chehalis, WA

July, 2009


July 18 & 19
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum
Ilwaco, WA

January, 2009


January 17
Channel Point Village
Hoquiam, WA

December, 2008


December 16
Peninsula Church Center
Seaview, WA

September, 2008


September 13
Ocean Park Timberland Library
Ocean Park, WA
September 4
Westport Timberland Library
Westport, WA
sydney stevens of Oysterville, WA

May, 2008


May 10
Adelaide’s Books and Coffee
Ocean Park, WA
May 7
Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
Raymond, WA

March, 2008


March 25
W.H. Abel Memorial Library
Montesano, WA
March 2
Aberdeen Timberland Library
Aberdeen, WA

February, 2008


February 26
Rotary Club of SW Pacific County Peninsula
Long Beach, WA
February 10
Pacific County Historical Society Meeting
Naselle, Washington

December, 2007


December 11
Pacific County Historical Society Museum
South Bend, WA

December 4
16th Annual WSU Press Holiday Book Fair
WSU Pullman Campus
December 2
The Bookie, Too | Pullman, WA

December 1
Whitman County Library | Colfax, WA

sydney stevens of Oysterville, WA

November, 2007


November 29
Washington State Library
Tumwater, WA
November 17
Lucy’s Books Booksigning Event
Astoria, OR
November 9-11
Portland Wordstock Book Festival

October, 2007


October 14
Stanford Homecoming Reunion
Alumni Authors’ Showcase

August, 2007


August 25
Friends of Skamokawa Foundation
August 18
The Bookie, Too | Pullman, WA
August 17
Historian Sydney Stevens Honored
Washington State University
August 17
National Lentil Festival
Friday Night Street Fair
WSU Press Booth | Pullman, WA
August 4
Independent Books | Long Beach, WA

July, 2007


July 30
Washington Women’s History Consortium
Washington State Capitol Museum Presentation


“I want to express to you, Sydney, my admiration for your terrific presentation today of Medora and Mama’s correspondence and diary excerpts. You clearly had taken great care in preparing the reading (from Dear Medora). It had an energy to it that increased to a crescendo and pathos. Your reading was brilliant and added to the general poignancy of the story. You should be very proud of the product of your efforts. In and of itself, the characters and their humanity come through; but you have also memorialized a page from the past, yours personally, but one that we can all wonder at.”

Cyndy Hayward, Adelaide’s Books
Ocean Park, Washington, August 4, 2007