2022 marked 16 years since the first Chuckanut Radio Hour aired and we are celebrating at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center! Join us for an evening of music, poetry, comedy and revelry.
We like to celebrate some highlights of the previous year at our Anniversary show and our featured guests certainly fall in that category. Local celebrated poet, Luci Shaw, will join us to read some poems from her latest and forthcoming collections! And our featured author interview will be with Jessica Gigot whose new memoir, A Little Bit of Land, quickly became a bestseller at Village Books. Jessica Gigot will be interviewed by Claire McElroy, Events Coordinator at Village Books.
Get your tickets now because this show usually sells out!
Luci Shaw is Writer in Residence at Regent College, Vancouver. Author of over forty books of poetry and creative non-fiction, her writing has appeared in numerous literary and religious journals. In 2013 she received the annual Denise Levertov Award for Creative Writing from Seattle Pacific University.
Jessica Gigot is a poet, farmer, and writing coach. She lives on a little sheep farm in the Skagit Valley in Washington State. Her second book of poems, Feeding Hour, won a Nautilus Award and was a finalist for the 2021 Washington State Book Award. Her writing and reviews appear in publications such as The New York Times, Seattle Times, Orion, Ecotone, Terrain.org, and Poetry Northwest. She is currently a poetry editor for The Hopper and a 2022 Jack Straw Writer. Her memoir, A Little Bit of Land, was published by Oregon State University Press in September 2022.
Musical guest: Sarah Goodin
Sarah Goodin is a singer/songwriter from Bellingham, regular contributor to our local music scene, and a long-time friend of Village Books! Sarah just released an all-new album titled Why I'm Like This which is available for sale on Bandcamp. For more details, please visit sarahgoodinmusic.com.
Doors open and music begins at 6:30pm!
The Chuckanut Radio Hour, a recipient of Bellingham's prestigious Mayor's Arts Award, is a radio variety show that began in January 2007. Each Chuckanut Radio Hour includes guest authors, musicians, performance poet Kevin Murphy, and episodes of "As the Ham Turns" serial radio comedy performed by the Chuckanut Radio Players Les Campbell, Tonja Meyers, Lisa Colburn, Dee Robinson, and Robert Muzzy. Not to mention groaner jokes by hosts Paul Hanson, Kelly Evert, and announcer Rich Donnelly. The Chuckanut Radio Hour's first guest was Erik Larson and has since included, Tom Robbins, Maria Semple, Christopher McDougall, Erica Bauermeister, and Garrison Keillor, among many others. Tickets for the Chuckanut Radio Hour are $5 and are available on Eventbrite. You can listen to previously recorded programs Sundays at 7pm on KMRE 102.3 FM. Co-sponsored by 12th Street Shoes, and Westside Pizza.
*Online registration closes one hour prior to the event. Spaces may be available at the door.