Images of Modern America: Burien

We are very pleased to announce that on December 8th, 2014, Arcadia Publishing will release "Burien," a book featuring photos and information on many different aspects of Burien's past and present. Unlike the books in Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series, with their familiar sepia covers and black and white archival photographs, “Burien” focuses on fairly recent history and features color photographs, which allows for a richer picture of the landscape, people, businesses, arts and culture of Burien. The book will be available through local retailers, and can be pre-ordered online for local pick-up, or to have shipped to you.

About the author:

Virginia WrightVirginia Wright lives in a house perched high on the hilly south side of Three Tree Point, at the southwest edge of Burien. This vantage gives her a sweeping view of Puget Sound and Mount Rainier, and an indelible love for the local landscape. Finding inspiration in the sitings of eagles and ospreys as well as the many active and passionate local businesses, organizations, and fellow Burien citizens, she has enjoyed the opportunity to bring this book to the city.

Virginia has a formal education in music, with professional experience in online and print design, Systems Administration, and arts/nonprofit management and administration. She has a passion for worldwide tea cultures, and has written extensively about tea science and cultural practices. She has contributed articles and essays for publication, both online an in print on a number of topics, including arts, culture, and heritage. 

As Chair of the Burien Arts Commission and as a member of the Board of Directors for Discover Burien she has worked with other passionate citizens to foster strong and vibrant community in Burien. Through her volunteer involvement and also as a small business owner in the “Olde Burien” neighborhood, she displays unwavering commitment to Burien’s success and livability.

Burien Book Cover

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