Join poet Betty Scott, author of Central Heating: Poems that Celebrate Love, Loss and Planet Earth, and guitarist, singer, and songwriter JP Falcon Grady to explore how words and music deepen the themes and emotions of your creative expressions. We’ll lift our spirits with performance examples and writing prompts that focus on musical effects. Come celebrate each other’s efforts, and leave with a piece of writing or melody to take to a musician or writer of your choice. One-hour lunch break provided.
How can we sustain a connection to the natural world in our busy and often fragmented lives? Through reflections on the poems of others and a series of writing exercises, we’ll explore how to keep a wild place within in the midst of the demands of the 21st century. This generative workshop is appropriate for poets at all levels of experience.
Nine years ago, Whatcom Community College's Community and Continuing Education and Village Books launched the Chuckanut Writers Conference with the theme Inspiration into Action. We’re pleased to return on Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22, 2019, to continue our mission—to profoundly inspire your writing life. In support of this mission, we’ve gathered a renowned faculty and developed a dynamic program with an unwavering commitment to excellence. We invite you to take part in this unique event, one we hope you’ll remember for years to come.