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Making a Life: The Conversation—with Special Guest Nikki McClure

Hosted by Melanie Falick
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Please join host Melanie Falick and special guest Nikki McClure for an intimate Zoom conversation about the intersection of making by hand and making a good life and the importance of community (being in relationship with the land and one another) in all that we do.

ABOUT THE GUESTNikki McClure is a world-renowned cut-paper artist and writer. She is the author and illustrator of multiple books, including most recently, What Will These Hands Make? as well as To Market, To Market and Mama, Is It Summer Yet?. Her iconic wall calendars, which she has been producing annually since 1998, are treasured by devoted fans around the world. Nikki lives in Olympia, Washington, on the eastern shore of the Southern Salish Sea. Instagram: @nikkimcclure Website:

ABOUT THE HOSTMELANIE FALICK is an independent writer, editor, and creative director—and a lifelong maker. She is the author, most recently, of MAKING A LIFE: WORKING BY HAND AND DISCOVERING THE LIFE YOU ARE MEANT TO LIVE, named one of the best books of 2019 by Publishers Weekly magazine. She lives in New York's Hudson Valley. Instagram: @melaniefalick Website:

ABOUT OUR BOOKSELLING PARTNEROur bookselling partner for this special event is buyolympia. Nikki's newest book What Will These Hands Make?, her 2021 wall calendar Expand, as well as her prints and other artwork are all available for sale on the buyolympia website. Melanie's book Making a Life is for sale there as well. While supplies last, book buyers will receive a special card from the author with their purchase. The buyolympia cofounder Pat Castaldo will join us for the Conversation. Website:

ABOUT MAKING A LIFE: THE CONVERSATIONMaking a Life: The Conversation is a new online event series developed by Melanie Falick, author of MAKING A LIFE: WORKING BY HAND AND DISCOVERING THE LIFE YOU ARE MEANT TO LIVE. The goal is to bring together friends, old and new, to generate meaningful, action-provoking discussions about why making by hand and making the ordinary extraordinary are vital to our personal, community, and environmental wellness.

NOTES -If for any reason you have difficulty signing on to Zoom, please join us on the Making a Life Facebook Page.

-All registered guests will receive a link to a recording of the event on Zoom a few days after it happens (assuming the technology works as it should).

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