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RASP Reading Series featuring Bill Hayes & Open Mic

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We are a community of writers and readers who meet once a month to share our work. Please join us! Remember to come early to sign up for Open Mic.


This month, we are featuring Bill Hayes, a longtime RASP supporter, board member, and writer of short stories and limericks.


Bill Hayes (aka "Billy" or "Wild Bill") struggled as a youth with asthma, synesthesia, ADHD, a broken back, fractured skull, and an attitude that got him tossed from high school. Joining the military, he felt his wife's fury from half a world away when he neglected to inform her about being wounded. Leaving the military, Bill survived a serious helicopter crash in Alaska, and once again felt his wife's righteous anger when a bill for ambulance service was inadvertently mailed to their home ... near Seattle. Bill's passion in life (besides that for his ever-forgiving wife, half-a-dozen children, and eight talented grand-daughters) is writing. Bill has completed a hundred-thousand-word novel about a young woman's struggle to compete against boys in high school sports, a collection of outrageous verse about food and dieting, called Bite Me, writes wild limericks, and was a short story finalist in the annual Pacific Northwest Writers Association contest.

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