Christina Butcher

Christina Butcher

Christina Butcher is a linguist by profession and, in her free time, a published poet and book reviewer. She’s worked on several cultural preservation projects, including story archives for Yukon First Nations elders, and developed a passion for storytelling and community involvement. She holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from New Mexico State University and a certificate in storytelling and content strategy from the University of Washington. Christina also volunteers with Creative Colloquy, a non-profit literary organization in Tacoma, and produces a writer-themed podcast called Literally Tacoma.

Contact any member of the OLY ARTS writing staff at editorial@olyarts.com.

Writing by Christina Butcher

painting by Megan Bailey

Weekend Preview: April 21, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, we’re...

Dragon Boat Festival, photo by Joe Saladino

Celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Dip your paddle into the water, pulling the handle...

photo by documentarian Anne Paq

Obliterated Families Film Screening

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS The effects of war and military offenses echo through a...

Weekend Preview: April 14, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, Olympia...

Terren Zander and Olympia Poetry Network

Olympia Poetry Network Celebrates the Dead (Poets)

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Once a month, the lights at Traditions Café dim...

Garrison Keillor

Weekend Preview: April 7, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, there are...

Weekend Preview: March 31, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, there are...

Amy Solomon-Minarchi

Writing in the Rain With Olympia’s Poet Laureate

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Olympia’s first poet laureate, Amy...

Weekend Preview: March 24 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This...

The Multitalented Kate Ayers

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS The Olympia theater scene is no stranger to the idea of...

Donny McCaslin

Genre-Bending With the Donny McCaslin Quartet

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS With so much crossover of entertainment, fashion and...

Weekend Preview: March 17, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, Olympia has...

Snipes Studio

Pottery and Otherness With Kevin Snipes

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Combine whimsical drawings, pottery and a dedication to...

James Patrick

The Trip to Bountiful at Olympia Little Theatre

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS In storytelling and theater, some plays have themes...

Lacey Ethnic Festival

Weekend Preview: March 10, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, the Lacey...

Weekend Preview: March 3, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, there’s...

Weekend Preview: Feb. 24, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, we’re...

OSDEF

Tomorrow, Tomorrow: The OSD Players Present Annie

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS “Leapin’ Lizards! Just look at this joint!”...

Weekend Preview: Feb. 17, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, Olympia...

Alexander Boldizar

Alexander Boldizar Author Reading

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Few authors can boast having worked as a porter,...

PJ Perry, photo by Robert Falk

Weekend Preview: Feb. 10, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, there’s...

Megan Snyder-Camp

Megan Snyder-Camp Poetry Reading

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Each month, Olympia poets, authors and literary...

Weekend Preview: Feb. 3, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, there are...

Oliver Wevers

Whim W’Him Contemporary Dance

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Seattle contemporary dance company Whim W’Him comes...

The REDS (River, Eros, Dante and Sage)

The REDS at The Oly Old Time Festival

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS There’s nothing quite as Pacific Northwestern as...

Polyrhythmics

Weekend Preview: Guide to Events in Thurston County (Jan. 20, 2017)

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, Olympia...

The Time Jumpers

Weekend Preview: Guide to Events in Thurston County (Jan. 13, 2017)

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, we’ll...

David Maldonado, Molly Quinn, Tad Mettler, Heidi Fredericks, Daniel Fassnacht and Henry Meyer in ATP's Les Miz

Apple Tree Productions’ Les Misérables

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Imagine you have five days to rehearse and perform the...

The Stardust Christmas Enchantment

Weekend Preview: Guide to Events in Thurston County (Dec. 23, 2016)

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, we’ll...

Papillon Marketplace

Handcrafted Haitian Goods at Papillon Marketplace

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS When Olympia shoppers step from winter cold into the...




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