The Little Novelist Workshop

Dear Writers,

Registration is now open for The Little Novelist Workshop, a new class I’ll teach this fall for parents and their daughters who love to write!


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Over my years of teaching, parents have asked to bring their teens and tweens with them to writing workshops normally attended by adults, explaining that there aren’t that many creative writing classes in the area geared toward middle-school-age and teenage writers. Watching the marvelous interaction between parent and child about writing inspired me to develop this class for parents/caretakers and their daughters who love to write. This one-day workshop will help parents interact with their child about the material the young writer produces in a fun and nurturing manner. Continue reading

Spotlight: The Farmer’s Daughter! by Writing Between the Lines

Dear Writers,

Based on the Likes count, I wasn’t the only one who adored this merry tale from Naomi Baltuck of the marvelous pictures and words blog Writing Between the Lines. If you, like a few of her readers including me, just have to know what happened to the farmer’s daughter after the main story concludes, read through the comments to find out from Naomi what happened later! BTW: Naomi uses her own photo art on her blog. I found the below pic by Googling on milk maids (oh my, there are a lot less tame pics that come up). Enjoy!

The Farmer’s Daughter!.

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Haddon Sundblom, Milk-maid, demo c1940’s

About Town ~ August

Dear Writers,

August isn’t over yet! There is plenty for writers to do this coming week, from Open Mic Night to a live taping of Chuckanut Radio Hour to Bard on the Beach in Vancouver B.C.


Downtown Bellingham from Sehome (photo from Wikimedia)

Monday, 8/26/13: Open Mic with Laurel Leigh, Village Books, 7 p.m., 360-671-2626,

Tuesday, 8/27/13: Chuckanut Radio Hour featuring author Chelsea Cain (Let Me Go), Sudden Valley Dance Barn, 6:30 p.m.,

Tuesday, 8/27/13 and beyond: Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, B.C., 8 p.m.,

Wednesday, 8/28/13: WWU Professional Editing Program, Free Info Session, Village Books, 5:30 p.m.,

Check out more events on my About Town page. Featured events are in Whatcom County or nearby unless otherwise noted.

XO Laurel Leigh

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It’s a Good Day to Write!