Award-winning Edmonds writer, Judith Works.
Edmonds Community College invites the public to “An Evening Between the Lines,” featuring student readings, local author Judith Works, and performance artist Mimi Allin, on Thurs., Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. in the EdCC Black Box Theatre. Works is a Gold Winner of the Solas Award for Best Elder Travel Writing, and will speak about her decade living in Rome, which is the subject of her book, “Coins in the Fountain.” Here is a preview from her website:
“Having lived a basically boring life until early middle age, it was time for something interesting to happen. So I went to law school. It was fun but in the end didn’t make much difference until my degree and the chance meeting with a long missing friend combined to provide an opportunity to escape into a new life in Rome. My husband, Glenn, was ready for a change too and happily took an early retirement. My new office in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations was next to the Circus Maximus and across the street from the fountain of Mercury, protector of travelers. I served for four years as a legal advisor to the director of human resources while savoring the delights of Rome. Glenn learned to cook (well) and clean (not well) in between a little light exercise and long lunches at his golf club. When the contract was up we returned to the U.S. but pined for Italy. The gods smiled and offered a return to Rome to work for World Food Program. We both jumped at the chance. The next six years, filled with travel, food, wine and friendship went by much too fast.”
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