The Friends of the Libraries 13th Annual Literary Voices
Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM,
Husky Union Building North Ballroom, UW Campus

Barbara was honored as one of the literary voices. She also hosted one of the tables, to support the University of Washington Libraries and Libraries Student Employee Scholarships.

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Chuck Galvin, Illustrator
Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Eagle Harbor Books: 3pm

Carter Crab, by Barbara Winther and illustrated by Chuck Galvin, is a fantasy book about a bored carb, who despite warnings, leaves his easy life to search for adventure. It is a story of making new friends
and adventure, as Carter discovers how our environment is endangered.

April 3, 2016 at Eagle Harbor Books: 3pm

A fictional story with fictional characters but a real setting.
Most folks adapt to a time of big change, while others turn their backs on it
and some fight against it. A few don't know what to do.
Through all of the turmoil, Ralph struggles to hold onto his dream.


AUGUST 7, 2015 5:00-7:00pm

Exhibition opening for the month of August in the Library Meeting Room,
showing original drawings by Barbara Winther.

At 6:00pm there will be a short slide presentation about Hopi Kachinas. The pen and ink drawings were created by Barbara and painted in traditional colors by Lynn Cooper. Both Barbara and Lynn will be on hand to sign books,
which will be available for sale.

The EXHIBIT will be at the Library in the meeting room for the month of August. In the glass case in the entry lobby, there will be an exhibit of our Kachina dolls and books about Kachinas. Come and enjoy the exhibit and learn about these messenger spirits that are so important in to the Hopi people.

The Time of the Kachinas is suitable for all ages and is available at Eagle Harbor Books and


Sunday, April 26, 2015, at 3:00 pm, there was  a program presented about “Nobody but the Wind” at Eagle Harbor Books. Mike, the illustrator, gave a talk about his work. Also, we gave a slide show  about the Donner Summit area of the Sierras where our son, Dave, lived and hiked. The book is dedicated in memory of his life.

Life as Art: Duane Pasco

January 17, 2014, 7:00-8:00pm, illustrated talk by Duane Pasco
at the University Bookstore, Seattle, followed by book signing for
LIFE AS ART: Duane Pasco.

November 9, 2013, 5-7pm, JayHawk Institute event
at Suquamish Tribe's Kiana Lodge,
followed by book signing for LIFE AS ART: Duane Pasco.

TRAVELOGUES ____________________________________________


"On the Brink: East African Wildlife and Ecosystems"
On Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 7:30pm,
Grant and Barbara presented a travelogue at the Library,
sponsored by The Travel Store and the Library.

For fifteen years, Barbara wrote travel articles, illustrated with Grant’s photographs. They presented yearly travelogues for The Traveler Series at the Library.

AWARDS _________________________________________________


  • Grand Prize, The Leopard Sings, 1991
  • 1st Prize, The Leopard Sings, 1991
  • 1st Prize, The Jaguar Dances, 1990
  • 3rd place, The Tiger Plays the Drum, 1993

BEST TRAVEL WRITING of 2011: The Solas Awards, sponsored by Travelers' Tales.

SILVER PRIZE in the category of "Most Unforgettable Character"
for "The Dancing Mirrors of Fez Medina" Library News, Summer, 2008.

Washington Museum Association Award of Publication Excellence 2010
for "Let It Go, Louie—Croatian Immigrants on Puget Sound."

Gallery of Superb Printing Gold Award 2001 for "They Like Noble Causes: How a Community Built a Library."

For many years, Barbara and Grant have been two of the US Representatives for the East African Wildlife Society. Please visit the Swara (the East African conservation magazine) website for more conservation information.

© 2017 Barbara Winther
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