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Chuckanut Radio Hour 13th Anniversary Show!

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 7:00pm
WCC Heiner Theater
237 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
Chuckanut Radio Hour 13th Anniversary Show

Radio Hour Hosts Paul Hanson and Kelly Evert with Announcer, Rich Donnely

This month, the Chuckanut Radio Hour will celebrate its 13th Anniversary with special guests! Bring your notebooks with you for plenty of recommended reading for the year to come!

Featuring musical duo, Free Harmony.

Chuck Dingee and Sharon Mayson’s beautiful vocals are what make Free Harmony unique and a treat to listen to. They formed the duo in 2017 and have been busy entertaining people in the Northwest ever since. A founding member of Bellingham’s popular classic rock band The Walrus, Chuck has been singing and playing in the area for over 40 years.  He has an eclectic repertoire of hundreds of songs from Gershwin to Beatles to Pink Floyd.

Having sung all her life, Sharon has an incredibly smooth voice and performs in local Northwest bands High Spirits and Pacific Twang.

Together they play an entertaining mix of songs ranging from the 60s to present, by artists like Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Emmylou Harris, John Denver, Indigo Girls, The Police, Pink Floyd, Eagles, Bonnie Raitt, and many others. In March 2019, Free Harmony was opening act for the band America at the Tulalip and Legends Casinos in Washington state.

This is always a popular show so get your tickets now! Tickets for the Chuckanut Radio Hour are $5 and are available at Village Books and EventBrite.com.


An Evening with Diane Rehm at Sehome High School!

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 7:00pm
2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy
Bellingham, WA 98225

Join us for an evening with beloved radio personality, Diane Rehm, as she discusses her new book with local author, Phyllis Shacter.
About When My Time Comes: through interviews with terminally ill patients, and with physicians, ethicists, spouses, relatives, and representatives of those who vigorously oppose the movement, Rehm gives voice to a broad range of people who are personally linked to the realities of medical aid in dying. The book presents the fervent arguments--both for and against--that are propelling the current debates across the nation about whether to adopt laws allowing those who are dying to put an end to their suffering. With characteristic even-handedness, Rehm skillfully shows both sides of the argument, providing the full context for this highly divisive issue.

Diane Rehm will be in conversation with local author, Phyllis Shacter, author of Choosing to Die: A Personal Story: Elective Death by Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED) in the Face of Degenerative Disease.

Tickets are available at Village Books or on Eventbrite (standard taxes and fees apply), and are $30 for one person which includes a copy of When My Time Comes OR $40 for two people and one copy of When My Time Comes.*

Chuckanut Radio Hour Featuring Melissa Anne Peterson at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center Vera Violet - Pacific NW Fiction!

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 7:00pm
Firehouse Arts and Events Center
1314 Harris Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225

Join us at the Firehouse as we welcome this brand new voice in fiction that is taking the Pacific NW literary world by storm. Vera Violet recounts the dark story of a rough group of teenagers growing up in a twisted rural logging town. There are no jobs. There is no sense of safety. But there is a small group of loyal friends, a truck waiting with the engine running, a pair of boots covered in blood, and a hot 1911 with a pearl pistol grip.

Chuckanut Writers - How to Choose and Work with an Editor with Roby Blecker

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
WCC - Kelly Hall 105
233 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98225

As much as we'd like to think our story or book is perfect, we can learn a lot from the input of a skilled and respectful editor. Bring your concerns, experiences, and questions about the editor/writer relationship to this class, where you'll learn what makes for a productive relationship rather than a disappointing or painful one. 

1 session

Chuckanut Writers - Poetry R.A.W. Reading with J. L. Wright

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
WCC - Cascade Hall 130
233 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98225

How can you develop your interest in poetry? This class offers a variety of reading selections that will foster your understanding and appreciation of poetry by learning about poetic form and structure. From acrostic to villanelle, understanding poetry foundations and styles will help readers find deeper meaning. Focus will be on the major forms of poetry.

1 session

Chuckanut Writers - Poetry R.A.W. (Reading, Appreciation, Writing) Package with J. L. Wright

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
WCC - Cascade Hall 130
233 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98225

Dip in or dive in! These classes are for beginning poets wanting to develop their interest in poetry. Focus will be on the major forms of poetry. Comprehensive work will include reading, analysis, and writing poems. You will organize your writings into a portfolio which could become your first chapbook, (see Poetry W.O.W. in spring). A variety of creative prompts, analysis exercises, and assigned readings will foster your understanding and appreciation of poetry. Sign up for one or a few, or for the whole series.

6 sessions

Chuckanut Writers - The Nature of Creativity: Writing Therapy Workshop with Rainah Sandstrom

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
WCC - Foundation Building 201B
233 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

The journey towards achieving emotional fulfilment and contentment is a complex one. Writing has a particularly important role as a pathway to our wellbeing, enabling us to explore and express our emotions in an intimate way. This class will examine mental health through writing. By examining one's mental health through the process of writing, it facilitates people in their journey through creativity and self-fulfillment. Rainah has a MFA and has taught writing therapy in various facilities in Ireland and the States.

5 sessions

Chuckanut Writers - Poetry R.A.W. Appreciation with J. L. Wright

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
WCC - Cascade Hall 130
233 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

This class is for people wanting to develop their interest in poetry. Focus will be on the major forms of poetry. Comprehensive work will include reading and analysis. A variety of creative prompts, analysis exercises, and assigned readings will foster your understanding and appreciation of poetry.

2 sessions

Chuckanut Writers - Turning Real Life into Fiction with Roby Blecker

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
WCC - Foundation Building 101K
233 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98225

Stories have structure; life usually doesn't. Stories need to make sense; life can be utterly inexplicable. This class will use practical exercises to help turn messy life into good fiction without losing the truth of the messiness. 

3 sessions

Elaine Weiss at WWU's Performing Arts Center Mainstage, The Woman's Hour

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 6:30pm
WWU’s Performing Arts Center Main Stage
516 High St
Bellingham, WA 98225

Join us for a very special evening with Elaine Weiss, author of The Woman's Hour. The League of Women Voters* is pleased to present this FREE Centennial Celebration event to our community. Read and share this riveting account of the last push to ratify the 19th Amendment!

*Co-sponsored by the Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education and Village Books, with support from the Washington Sates Women's Commission's Votes for Women Centennial Grant. Convenient, free parking is available. 

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