Chuckanut Writers Conference Was All That!

Dear Writers:

It was awesome!

Here’s some pics from the 2015 Chuckanut Writers Conference.

CWC Doors Open

The familiar doors of Syre Hall on Whatcom Community College’s gorgeous campus were the entryway to the fifth annual Chuckanut Writers Conference, featuring a fab lineup of authors, literary agents, and publishing experts: Betsy Amster, Philip Athans, Carol Cassella, Kerry Colburn, Anne Depue, Bryan Doyle, Steven Galloway, Elizabeth George, Samuel Green, Lee Gulyas, Denise Jolly, Stephanie Kallos, William Kenower, Elizabeth Kracht, Erik Larson, Robert Lashley, Kate Lebo, Brenda Miller, Elissa Washuta, Molly Wizenberg, and Jennifer Worick. Wow! Continue reading

Whatcom Community College

Chuckanut Writers Conference Is One Week Away!

Dear Writers:

The featured photo shows the beautiful outdoor plaza at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, Washington, site of the fifth annual Chuckanut Writers Conference on Friday and Saturday, June 26-27. Here’s Hannah to tell you more!

I just checked the weather forecast for next weekend: high 70s and sunny. It’ll be the perfect weather for strolling from plenary to pitch sessions at the fifth annual Chuckanut Writers Conference—only a week away! Continue reading

“A Poem for My Friend Luther”

Dear Writers:

 

My friend Luther says we should all write a poem

And then read it to some kids.

But I’m not really a poet, I say.

I write mainly stories for grown-ups, you know.

Plus I don’t have any kids

Just some nieces living far away

And a dog that’s a German Shepherd.

I’m sorry, but I don’t feel I meet

The minimum qualifications for this project. Continue reading