A supper club connecting
Whatcom writers and industry speakers
January 26th Meeting
Please join us for our January Meeting.
Due to the surge in Covid cases we are holding this meeting online only.
Unifying Form and Content
Skye Burn will speak about the forty-year process of creating The Story We Are Living, her current work. The Story We Are Living is a literary artwork consisting of thirteen folios published bi-monthly from March 2021 to spring 2023. Skye will explain how she got the idea for the work, how she developed the idea, and why she chose to publish it in serial form. She will discuss how The Story We Are Living belongs in a literary tradition of social reform and she will read a few passages from the work.
Skye Burn’s first book, a collection of autobiographical poems titled The Crystal Gazer, won the 1986 Seattle Arts Commission Original Works Award, a joint publishing grant with the National Endowment for the Arts. Skye’s poems have been published in literary reviews and Uncommon Courtesy won the local Sue C. Boynton poetry contest in 2007. Her articles and essays have been published internationally in peer reviewed journals in the fields of leadership education, arts education, and cultural research.
Skye has a BA in the Psychology of the Creative Process and Master of Leadership in Social Artistry. She served for almost a decade as an Associate Member of the UNESCO Chair for Comparative Studies of Spiritual Traditions, Their Specific Cultures, and Interreligious Dialogue, which was based at the St. Petersburg Branch of the Russian Institute for Cultural Research. Skye co-founded and directed The Flow Project, a not-for-profit organization that conducted research with artists to identify principles and practices of artistic mastery which were then applied in leadership theory and praxis. Skye has engaged with leaders in many countries representing diverse cultures. She brings a lifetime of research to her understanding of the challenges currently facing Humanity.
At this time you do not need to RSVP the box will remain however.
New to WWP
Welcome, Pacific Northwest Writers!
We meet every second Wednesday from September to June in scenic Bellingham, WA. Supper starts at 5:30, and the speaker starts at 7:00. Happy hour prices at Nikki's Bella Marina (see map below) apply until 6, if you want a drink to relax while you chat and have dinner upstairs in the Skyline room.
The 2021-2022 year Dues are suspended. Dues are 25 dollars a year or 40 for two years. We use the dues to pay for our speakers to come from around the region, and for an occasional table at local writer events. Our dues year runs from September to June, like our meetings, but will roll over if you pay late in the cycle. If you want to try us out first, feel free. Speakers in the past have included authors Cami Ostman and Robert Dugoni, and agent Donald Maass, covering topics such as social media, self-publishing, memoirs, mixed media, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. It is our goal to offer something for everyone, no matter your place in the writing journey-- just starting or long-published. Old school or new. If you have an idea for a speaker or topic, let us know, but if it has been covered recently it might not be picked up.
Pay your dues
25 for 1 year
40 for 2 years
40 for couples
To pay online, please provide name and email address on the form so we can keep track of you.
We have a paypal account if you would prefer to pay on line. You can also pay by check; just drop it off with the treasurer at a meeting.