Sunday, Clover, A Literary Rag has a wonderful show at Village Books. Garrett Sanford is coming from Reno to read with us. We celebrate Laurel Leigh — she is following a new direction and will be leaving Bellingham at the end of the month. If you have not heard her read, you better take advantage of this opportunity. Paul Hunter joins us from Seattle — his work has been featured on the PBS News Hour.
Jim Bertolino is going to read along with Luther Allen. Luther hosts a series of themed poetry programs called SpeakEasy in Bellingham. Jim’s books are many and worthy, Ravenous Bliss among his latest titles. Luther and Jim’s support of Clover, amazing. Thank you gentlemen.
Christine Kendall is coming from her home in Twisp to read. Gary McWilliams flies back from Alaska and Carla Shafer arrives from a holiday trip from (holy!) Toledo. Abbe Rolnick rolls in from Skagit County and Caitlin Thomson is in the midst of a move. These writers are dedicated to the craft of of writing. Carla began Chuckanut Sandstone Writers in 1991. Abbe is at work on a series of environmental mysteries based in her neighborhood. Gary has a new book called Anchor and Pick just out, and Christine’s new book, Resting in the Familiar is getting ready for press. Caitlin co-founded the Poetry Marathon which is now an international event.
Not to forget Jennifer Bullis and Susan Chase-Foster. Jennifer’s completed a manuscript of resistance poetry called The Tongue of Narcissus. Susan’s voice –her very being — allows the muse breath.
A shout out to Village Books — our wonderful hosts! You don’t want to miss out. I’ll see you Sunday, September 10 at 4 at Village Books. Stop by and say hello and prepare for splendicity.