March 14, 2017
Musician JP Falcon Grady and poet Betty Scott are offering a workshop titled “Poetic Justice” through Whatcom Community College Community Ed program on Saturday, March 18, 9:30am to 4:30pm. Together, participants will laugh, be creative, thoughtful and inspired. Write from prompts, discuss communication strategies that build trust and explore the joys and challenges of creative collaborations moving through the inevitable “fall-apart” stage of re-visioning or restructuring a work in progress. It is bound to be a lively workshop.
See the complete lineup of Chuckanut Writers Writing Classes and a link to the course description and registration information.
August 13, 2014
The reading will be hosted by poet Betty Scott, with both new and familiar voices featured during the open mic.
While you’re there, check out the artwork and poetry on the walls by Anita K. Boyle, Nancy Canyon, J.I. Kleinberg and Sheila Sondik.
July 7, 2013
In memory of Mona Lisa
the family dachshund
She’s an old lady now,
our silent talks and walks numbered.
Soon I will miss her long stretches:
the arc and arch of her spine,
her struts to the back door, tail up,
curled nails against sliding glass,
black nose pointed toward grass,
her return, the scrape and scamper
and later, her warm body
against the middle of the night,
even her littering rights.
Exigencies of living—with the art
of her in starts and stops,
her leash and release of me.
*Copyright 2013 by Betty Scott.
Placard design by Egress Studio. Illustration by Angela Boyle, flyingdodopublications.com.
August 29, 2012
Betty Scott, poet, editor, writing instructor and a judge for the 2012 Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest, is currently featured on the World Poetry Reading Series site. Have a look at Betty’s poem, All Aboard the Give It Up For, from her collection-in-process, A Courtroom and a Waterfall: Odes to the Spirit, and read more about the World Poetry Festival, held each May in Richmond, B.C., Canada.
May 23, 2012
The second annual World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival is coming up this weekend, just over the border in Richmond, BC, Canada. Sue Boynton Poetry Contest judge Betty Scott has been honored as World Poetry Empowered Poet 2012 and will read at 2pm on Saturday at the Richmond Cultural Centre. Learn more about the festival at worldpoetry.ca.
November 18, 2011
The Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest is enormously pleased to introduce our two judges for the 2012 contest, Jeffrey Morgan and Betty Scott.
Jeffrey Morgan is the author of Crying Shame, published by Blazevox Books. His writing has appeared in Cutbank, Diagram, Fourteen Hills, La Petite Zine and Spinning Jenny. He holds an MFA from Penn State University and teaches at Borough of Manhattan Community College. Jeffrey Morgan is spending the 2011/2012 academic year in beautiful Bellingham, Washington. You can visit him online at his blog Thin Nimbus.
Betty Scott is an award-winning poet, instructor, spiritual seeker, activist and editor. She holds a Master’s in Creative Writing from WWU and teaches oral and written communication at Bellingham Technical College and poetry workshops at Whatcom Community College’s community education program. Betty Scott’s writing has appeared in Bellowing Arc, Bellingham Review, Borders, fathoms, The Kumquat Challenge, Jeopardy, Labyrinth, Soundings Review, A World of Words and at http://www.worldpoetry.ca. She was featured at the World Poetry International Festival in Richmond, B.C., Canada, and was a 2010 award winner at Surrey International Writer’s Conference.