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.
The key to diamond-clear writing is the editing! Learn how best to copyedit and work with a writer to make a story or article the best it can be, whether you are the author or someone else is. Begin the development of an "editor's eye," whether you are writing fiction, nonfiction, or blogs, or helping others with their writing.
Writing Home provides tools for exploring your ancestry and developing satisfying ways to chronicle your discoveries. Learn to research, organize and write family history. Discover tricks for exploiting Internet resources. Gather fundamentals for creating story - including how to build characters, use dialogue, and establish place and time.
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.
Sharpen your descriptive skills and learn to make place a character in your writing. Each class, we'll meet in a different location--feel free to bring suggestions. Writing prompts and exercises, along with analysis of great writing, will demonstrate how to bring the beauty, mystery, and power of place to life on the page. First session meets in the Readings Gallery at Village Books in Fairhaven; subsequent outdoor meeting places--or indoor options in case of inclement weather--will be discussed at first class.
Do you have a story that is begging to be shared? Are you compelled to share your own true stories? In the spirit of live storytelling events like The Moth, this workshop will provide a safe space to craft your own story and a supportive audience with which to share it. Class meets two Thursday mornings, then culminates with a live showcase on Wednesday, August 14, from 7:00 - 9:00pm at Evolve Chocolate + Cafe located in Village Books in Fairhaven.
2 sessions + 1 event