Women in photojournalism, fly fishing presentations at WWU

Experienced fly fisher Molly Semenik will speak about women in fly fishing on Wednesday, July 8 at 3 p.m. at Western Libraries Special Collections area, Wilson Library 6th floor, on the Western Washington University campus.

The event is free and open to the public.

Semenik began fly fishing at 14 when her father gave her his Orvis Bamboo fly rod, according to a press release from the university. She is a member of the International Federation of Fly Fishers Board of Governors and a certified Master Casting Instructor who annually teaches over 400 students through schools, shops, clubs, and shows.

Her guiding business, “Tie the Knot Fly Fishing,” specializes in teaching current techniques and philosophies around the sport of fly fishing to men and women of all ages. She started the business in 2001. Semenik lives with her husband in Livingston, Montana, surrounded by two mountain ranges with the longest of the nation’s free flowing rivers – the Yellowstone – cutting through the valley floor.

This event is sponsored by Western Libraries Heritage Resources. For more information, contact Special Collection Manager Tamara Belts at (360) 650 – 3193 or at Tamara.Belts@wwu.edu.

Women Photojournalists of Washington exhibition

Women Photojournalists of Washington, an annual juried exhibition featuring the work of women photographers, is currently on display at Western Washington University’s Western Libraries Special Collections on the 6th floor of Wilson Library.

The show, which was made possible by a grant from the National Press Photographers Association, is free and open to the public and runs until July 27.

Each fall, the show is curated and exhibited in a Washington, D.C. gallery before traveling to universities across the country in the winter and spring. This year’s exhibit was curated by National Geographic senior photo editor Elizabeth Krist and features the work of fifteen Women Photojournalists of Washington members.

For more information, contact Western’s Paul Piper at Paul.Piper@wwu.edu or (360) 650-3097.

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