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Group Reading with Cami Ostman and Annaliese Kamola, True Stories: The Narrative Project, vol. III

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 4:00pm

Join us for a group reading with contributors to the latest volume of True Stories, created by the Narrative Project!


Volume III of True Stories introduces you to the 2019 graduates and coaches of The Narrative Project, a dynamic organization giving writers everything they need to get their books done. Every piece in this volume, fiction or nonfiction, explores important questions relevant to what it means to be a human being in these crazy times. These stories are evidence that community and commitment work together to make writers' dreams come true. The reading will be moderated by Cami Ostman and Annaliese Kamola. Featured readers will include August Cabrerra, Nancy Canyon, Al Clover, Lisa Dailey, Seán Dwyer, Colleen Haggerty, Alyson Indrunas, Christina Kemp, Rebecca Mabanglo-Mayor, Judith Mayotte, G. Annie Ormsby, Aaron C Palmer, Kathy Wagner, M. F. Webb, Wendy Welch, and Diane Wood.

Cami Ostman, founder of The Narrative Project, has published a memoir, Second Wind: One Woman’s Midlife Quest to Run Seven Marathons on Seven Continents, and has co-edited several anthologies, including Beyond Belief: The Secret Lives of Women in Extreme Religions and True Stories, Vols. I-III. She has been profiled in Fitness Magazine and her books have been reviewed in O Magazine, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post.

Anneliese Kamola is an author, developmental editor, and Narrative Project coach living in Bellingham, Washington. Her memoir is forthcoming in 2021. She is co-editor of TNP’s True Stories: Vols. II and III. Anneliese writes on themes of the body, family history, and what makes us human. Check out her blog at


So you want to learn more about race...

To Our Beloved Community,

We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and against injustice and racism. We are encouraged by the many people who are making their voices heard and are advocating for real, substantial change. During times like these, it is up to each of us individually to be responsible for change and to involve ourselves in the conversation. We can find hope in people trying to educate themselves and their children. CLICK HERE to continue reading and for a few different book lists, sorted by age (including links to our website) with titles that can help explain and aid in our education and in our conversation.

Chuckanut Writers Workshops & Classes

old-fashioned typewriter with "Chuckanut Writers" written on the typed page. REGISTRATION FOR WINTER CLASSES IS NOW OPEN


Chuckanut Writers is a collaboration between Village Books and WCC Community and Continuing Education to support writers--at all stages of their writing journey--throughout the year. Together, we offerWriting classes, seminars, and conferences (including the amazing Chuckanut Writers Conference) will inspire and encourage writers at all stages of their writing journey. Check out a few of the classes that are just around the corner listed below. Community & Continuing Education classes are self-supporting and require a minimum number of students to run. Unless they hear from you in time, they may be forced to cancel a class you were planning to take due to low enrollment. Please register early.

Guest Post by Sally Baird, PhD: Top 9 Most Helpful Children’s Worry Books, A Review

Here are the 9 most helpful children’s worry books. Many books on children’s anxiety have been written, but which ones really help? How many of these books are based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a method considered to be the most effective in lowering anxiety? Not so many. This article will help you separate the “cute” worry books from the really effective ones that you and your child will use over and over.

For this article I reviewed many children’s anxiety picture books. I was somewhat dismayed that only a few are solidly based on CBT (described below) or any other research-based techniques to reduce worry. The first 5 books listed are rooted in CBT and are highly recommended. The remaining 4 are popular children’s worry picture books that will give your child an opportunity to discuss worry and try out some other strategies. These picture books go up to age 12 years.


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