Some Clover Stats

  We began Clover, A Literary Rag in the Summer of 2010. Norman Green, my friend and partner in Clover, and I decided to publish twice a year.  We started with our base of contributors from the Independent Writers’ Studio — 17 contributors counting Norman and me.  Thirteen editions later we have published a total Read More

CLOVER, Vol 14 is HERE!

Norman and I opened the box containing the 14th edition of Clover, A Literary Rag this past Monday.  Fourteen firsts from the finest writers we can gather. We feature poetry and stories from wherever they arrive. Clover won a Bellingham Mayor’s Arts award in 2017. We have a generous share of resistance writing to make you Read More

Get to Know Us!

At the Independent Writers’ Studio, I offer two groups for writers: Monday afternoons from 1-3 PM and Tuesday evenings, 7-9 PM. The room is an invitation to write: a long and much loved red mahogany table, a coffee pot perking, and tea water heating await group members.   Our writers come from all walks of life, Read More

Program Please

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 Read More


An interesting word: KICKSHAW 1. a tidbit or delicacy  2. showy but without substance Submissions are open at Clover, A Literary Rag until September 30, 2015. We are celebrating our 10th edition of this wonderful print magazine. Our special winter edition will be out in December. We encourage submissions for poetry, short stories (under 3,000 words unless Read More


Norman L. Green and I  represent Clover, A Literary Rag, and we will be in the lobby of the Chuckanut Writers Conference with goodies at our table.  Please sign up for our open mic reading.   Clover, A Literary Rag is available at Village Books in the conference lobby.  An eclectic mix of poetry and stories, Clover, A Literary Read More

CLOVER, A Literary Rag Volume 9

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Denise duMaurier at Village Books

If you have heard Denise duMaurier read, you will be at Village Books for this rare opportunity to spend an hour with this world traveling poet/artist/actress.  Her third volume of poetry, SENTINEL, is available at Village Books! SENTINEL was published by the Independent Writers’ Studio and printed by Threshold Documents. Submissions are open for Clover, A Literary Read More


A busy week inside Clover, A Literary Rag–we are happy to announce that patrons in Port Townsend will soon be able to purchase Clover, A Literary Rag at The Writer’s Workshoppe & Imprint Bookstore. Readers in Spokane can soon see what we are about by checking in at Auntie’s. Clover, A Literary Rag, Volume 7 Read More


IWS attended the writers Chuckanut Writers Conference at Whatcom Community College this weekend.  Village Books and Whatcom Community College jointly put on the  writers conference.  Hats off to Chuck and Dee Robinson who support writers at the ground level, and give them a garden to grow in.  Anna Wolff from Whatcom College and Paul Hanson Read More

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