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Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater Open Mic

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Tue, 07/09/2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Village Books
1200 11th St.
Bellingham, WA 98225

Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater (CSWT) Open Mic is held at Village Books on the second Tuesday of the month from 6-8 PM Pacific time. Everyone is welcome to read their own original writings (poems, prose, essays, plays) for 1 to 7 minutes to an enthusiastic audience. Pre-registration to read is encouraged as spaces are limited, please email Carla Shafer at to secure your spot! Walk-ins may sign in at the door to read if time allows. Our CSWT emcee is Carla Shafer, who founded Bellingham’s first continuous Open Mic in Bellingham in 1991. The Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater is named after the local rock which looks hard at first, but breaks open easily and like all great writing has grit.

Carla Shafer is a retired educator. She is a writer, editor, and publisher who supports writers getting to be heard and has published several anthologies of regional poets. She co-founded World Peace Poets in 2015 which has annual gatherings for writers and musicians and sponsors a Peace Poetry Postcard exchange every February. Her poems appear in the anthologies: Last Call, Noisy Waters, For Love of Orcas and Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest. Carla has several chapbooks, including, Remembering the Path (2014).

Peace Poems, Volume Two By Carla Shafer (Editor), Bethany Reid Cover Image
By Carla Shafer (Editor), Bethany Reid
ISBN: 9781544782805
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - March 18th, 2017

Solstice: Light & Dark of the Salish Sea By Shafer Carla (Editor) Cover Image
By Shafer Carla (Editor)
ISBN: 9781735459813
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chuckanut Sandstone Press - April 1st, 2021