get it write

February 10, 2017

Mindport Correspondence Club

Is correspondence with politicians, local organizations, far flung friends, on your list right now? Need info about size and postage requirements when making your own postcards? Need supplies? Typewriters? Mindport’s Correspondence Club meets Saturday, February 11, 2017, 10:30am-12:30pm, 210 W. Holly St. in Bellingham. Bring your addresses and postage, they supply the rest!

12 for 12 on 12

February 8, 2017

Clover: A Literary Rag

Come celebrate the publication of Volume 12 of Clover: A Literary Rag on Sunday, February 12, 2017, 4:00pm, at Village Books in Fairhaven (Bellingham).

Twelve of the issue’s authors will read: Luther Allen, James Bertolino, Douglas Cole, Victoria Doerper, Susan Chase-Foster, Stephanie Cosky Hopkinson, Paul Hunter, Ramon Ledesma, Laurel Leigh, Jim Milstead, Sara E. Simard, and Harvey Schwartz. The reading is free and copies of Clover will be available for purchase.

coming right up!

February 4, 2017

WWU Children's Literature Conference

The 14th Annual Western Washington University (WWU) Children’s Literature Conference will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017, 8:00am to 3:30pm on the WWU campus, Performing Arts Center. Registration is limited, but still open. The conference will feature four award-winning authors and illustrators as speakers: Laurie Halse Anderson, Matt Phelan, Christian Robinson, and Rita Williams-Garcia. For information on the conference, speakers, schedule and registration, visit the WWUCLC website and the event page on Facebook.

poem booth

Back in November, we introduced the Bellingham Poem Booth. Now, after a successful Kickstarter campaign, it’s time to move forward with the restoration and the poems.

Whatcom County poets are invited to submit a poem to be displayed in the Poem Booth at the Community Food Co-op, downtown Bellingham, Washington. Writer of the winning poem will receive $25 cash prize and a $25 Community Food Co-op gift certificate. Runner-up poems will be posted on the Poem Booth website. New poems will be selected and displayed each quarter.

The suggested writing prompt: If you could call anyone, anywhere, any century (including this one), what would you say? Submission deadline: Friday, February 17, 2017, by midnight. See the complete guidelines on the Poem Booth blog.

Call for words!

January 17, 2017

Love’s Fool 2017

Do you have a story, poem, prose or spoken word tribute to the earlier, more foolish you? If so, Rooted Emerging hopes you’ll submit it for Love’s Fool 2017: “On April Fool’s Day, we pay homage to the inner adolescent in us all, who felt so much, made mistakes, and lived to tell the tale.”

Sponsored by Village Books and emcee’d by Carolyn McCarthy, Love’s Fool will be held in the Mountain Room at at Boundary Bay Brewery in Bellingham on (of course) Saturday, April 1, 2017.

The Call for Stories requests original work from writers 18 and over. Performance is limited to 3 – 8 minutes (roughly 500 – 1000 words). Preference will be given to the funny, the heartfelt, the shamelessly honest, the romantic and the subtly sexual (suitable for audiences ages 12 & up). Stories set during ages 10 – 16 will be given priority. The submission deadline is Wednesday, February 15, 2017, and performers will be contacted by March 1. Find out more on the Rooted Emerging website, where you’ll also find a link to the complete guidelines.

tune in tomorrow!

January 1, 2017

Bellingham Art Beat

Listen in on Monday, January 2, 2017, as radio host Boosie Vox interviews poets and community poetry advocates Luther Allen and Ron Leatherbarrow. The show will air on Make.Shift Radio 94.9 FM KZAX at 3:30pm and again on Saturday, January 7, at 11:00am. You can also listen to the 30-minute show on the Bellingham Art Beat website. (While you’re there, check out the recent BAB interview with poets Carla Shafer and Leslie Wharton.)

call for poems

December 7, 2016

Women's March on Bellingham

Poetry submissions sought for the Women’s March On Bellingham. Three poems will be selected by the organizing committee, to be read at the Women’s March on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Use your angst, hopes, courage, to write a poem that will move a crowd.

Send poems in an attached PDF to Leslie Wharton at mlwharton@gmail.com. Deadline Monday, January 2, 2017.

Find more information on the March on Facebook.

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