more Noisy Water!

March 22, 2016

Noisy Water 2016

Other Mind Press has announced an expanded calendar of readings for Noisy Water: Poetry from Whatcom County, Washington. Selected poets from the 101-poet anthology will be reading at each of these upcoming events:

The Firehouse event, organized by Jeni Cottrell, Harold Niven and FAIM, includes an exhibit by 16 Noisy Water poets who created artwork inspired by or related to their poem. The art will be on display at the Firehouse Café throughout National Poetry Month, April 1-30, during café hours, 7:00am – 4:00pm daily, and the poets will read at the reception/reading on April 24.

All readings are free and copies of Noisy Water will be available for purchase. There’s more information about Noisy Water and a complete lineup of poets for each event on the Other Mind Press Noisy Water page.

new writers group

November 2, 2013

Jansen Art CenterThe Jansen Art Center in Lynden has announced the formation of a creative writers group for teens and adults facilitated by freelance writer and photographer Cynthia Poppe.

The group meets every other Thursday, 6:00-8:00pm at The Jansen; the next four meetings will be November 7 & 21, December 5 & 19. The class fee is $5 per session, or get a 10-session punch card for $40.

More on the Jansen online and on Facebook.

another poetry workshop

October 12, 2013

Jansen Art CenterIn addition to the two poetry workshops offered October 19, 2013, to benefit the Sue Boynton Poetry Contest, the Jansen Art Center in Lynden, Washington, will offer a poetry workshop the same day.

Images & Sound: Poems That Lift the Reader — A Poetry Workshop will be taught by James Bertolino, 10am – 3pm, at “The J.” During the workshop, participants will develop images that embody language that will energize and shape them, and thus create a lasting impact for the reader or listener. The class will examine ways to make poems irresistible. Each workshop participant should expect to go home with three new poems. Registration: $50. More information and registration online or by phone at 360-354-3600.

still a chance to sign up!

January 24, 2013

Jansen Art CenterJames Bertolino will offer a workshop entitled Images on the Edge: A Poetry in Writing Workshop on Saturday, January 26, 2013, 10am – 3pm, at the Jansen Art Center in Lynden. There are still a few openings, but don’t delay…

“During this one-day writing workshop, we will develop images that will energize your poems, and create a lasting impact for the reader or listener. We’ll examine what kind of language is most effective for a given image, and utilize sound repetition and echo to make the image irresistible. We will also discuss the use of internal or hidden rhyme. Each participant should expect to go home with two or more new poems.”

More details here.

Take some time to explore the Jansen, a handsome multi-arts facility with exhibition, performance, studio and teaching spaces. It’s a wonderful addition to Whatcom County’s robust arts community.

Poetry workshop

October 20, 2012

Jansen Art CenterJames Bertolino will offer a workshop entitled Images on the Edge: A Poetry in Writing Workshop on Saturday, October 27, 2012, 10am – 3pm, at the new Jansen Art Center in Lynden. More details here.

Take some time to explore the Jansen, a handsome multi-arts facility with exhibition, performance, studio and teaching spaces. It’s a wonderful addition to Whatcom County’s robust arts community.