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Whatcom WRITES invites writers of all ages and experience levels to explore a theme inspired by this year’s Whatcom READS book. Top entries are selected for publication in the Whatcom WRITES anthology. This year’s theme is Discovery. The deadline to submit entries has passed, but you can hear the authors of the top Whatcom WRITES entries read their work at two public presentations and then start planning your own entry for next year!Find out more »
Enjoy artwork inspired by our WhatcomREADS selection, To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey. The exhibit will take place at the Allied Arts of Whatcom County gallery in downtown Bellingham.Find out more »
Celebrate the artists and artworks of the WhatcomREADS Art Challenge. The Art Challenge offers artists of all ages and experience levels an opportunity to explore themes related to this year’s WhatcomREADS title and present their work for public display. This reception kicks off a month-long exhibit of the art at the Allied Arts of Whatcom County gallery.Find out more »
PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS LIVE VIDEO EVENT: https://wcls.libcal.com/event/7219175 You will be emailed a link to the Zoom meeting on the day of the event.Discover how painting watercolors, creating prints, and writing, are all ways to honor remarkable wild places, birds and wildlife. Artist Molly Hashimoto’s work has been published as notecards, holiday cards, calendars and children’s books. She is the author of two books: Colors of the West: An Artist's Guide to Nature's Palette and Birds of the West: An…Find out more »
PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS LIVE VIDEO EVENT: https://wcls.libcal.com/event/7219200
You will be emailed a link to the Zoom meeting on the day of the event. Join us for an evening of poetry with local poet, Robert Lashley. As part of a Northwest population with people from the deep South and a survivor of the Hilltop gang wars of the early 90’s, Lashley’s poetry makes sense of the multitude of voices that have surrounded him over the years. His passion joins high lyric poetry burnished by narrative structure, with a language attuned to the ear and the complexities of the human voice.