Tess Gallagher in the house

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The Whidbey Island Writers Association, the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts and Hedgebrook have made Whidbey island a rich and vibrant community for writers.   It’s a proud legacy for our island, and WhidbeyAIR is happy to be a small part of it.

This January, in association with the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts ~ Master of Fine Arts program and Graywolf Press, WhidbeyAIR will be welcoming Tess Gallagher, and other writers into our studio to record.  Another  great opportunity to boost our commitment to share the work of, and promote, local and regional writers through the WhidbeyAIR studio, stream and podcasts.

mfa_headerTess Gallagher will be on Whidbey participating in the NILA MFA Program.  Our thanks to Stephanie Barbe’ Hammer and Janet Buttenwieser for taking the time to organize bookings and permissions for the NILA Writers Series at WhidbeyAIR.  More thanks to Tess Gallagher and Graywolf Press for providing  permissions and scheduled time to record selected poems from Tess’ new book Midnight Lantern. We look forward to January.

9781555975975Tess Gallagher is the author of eight volumes of poetry, including Midnight Lantern: New and Selected Poems, Dear Ghosts, and Moon Crossing BridgeIn 2008 Blackstaff Press (Belstaff) and Eastern Washington Press published Barnacle Soup: Stories from the West of Ireland, a collabration with the Irish storyteller Josie Gray. Distant Rain, a conversation with the highly respected Buddhist nun Jakucho Setouchi, of Kyoto, is both an art book and a cross-cultural moment. Gallagher is also the author of Amplitude: New and Selected PoemsSoul Barnacles: Ten More Years with RayA Concert of Tenses: Essays on Poetry, and three collections of short fiction: At the Owl Woman Saloon, The Lover of Horses and Other Stories, and The Man From Kinvara: Selected Stories. She spearheaded the publication of Raymond Carver’s Beginners in Library of America’s complete collection of his stories. She spends time in a cottage on Lough Arrow in County Sligo in the west of Ireland and also lives and writes in her hometown of Port Angeles, Washington.
NILA MFA 2013 Summer series on WhidbeyAIR listen >here
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The new world of publishing puts a lot of responsibility on the individual writer to underwrite, promote and sell their book.  The WhidbeyAIR studio is happy to provide a community resource for writers who want to include audio recordings in their media packages, websites and blogs.  If you’d like to record your writing or have permission to record someone else’s – contact us at feedback@kwparadio.org  for more information.
Help support the growth and improvement in our studio by visiting our support page.  We’re all volunteer, all community and we do appreciate your support.

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