A supper club connecting
Whatcom writers and industry speakers
January 25th Meeting
Join us on Wednesday January 25, 2023
Dinner 5:30, Lecture 6:30
"First We Read. Then We Write." With Scott Cairns
Latitude Kitchen & Bar
in the upstairs room
Scott Cairns was born in Tacoma, Washington and earned a BA from Western Washington University, an MA from Hollins College, an MFA from Bowling Green State University, and a PhD from the University of Utah. He is the author of eight books of poetry, including Idiot Psalms (2014) and Slow Pilgrim: The Collected Poems (2015). His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The Paris Review, The New Republic, Poetry, and elsewhere, and has been anthologized in Best Spiritual Writing and Best American Spiritual Writing. Besides writing poetry, Cairns has also written a spiritual memoir, Short Trip to the Edge (2007).
He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and was awarded the Denise Levertov Award in 2014.
He is now Director of the MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University and is the founding director of Writing Workshops in Greece, a program that brings writers to study and engage with literary life in modern Greece.
1065 E Sunset Dr, Bellingham, WA 98226
New to WWP
Welcome, Pacific Northwest Writers!
We meet every last Wednesday from September to June in scenic Bellingham, WA. Supper starts at 5:30, and the speaker starts at 7:00.
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
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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.