Whatcom Events Calendar

This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Whatcom County including Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden and beyond.

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Apr
11
Thu
Museum Advocates: Children’s Book Author Paul Owen Lewis Shares His Work @ Whatcom Museum Old City Hall
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Museum Advocates: Children’s Book Author Paul Owen Lewis Shares His Work @ Whatcom Museum Old City Hall

Join the Advocates for a unique lecture at noon by Bellingham author Paul Owen Lewis, who will talk about Northwest Coast Native art and children’s literature. Lewis will tell the story of how he wrote and illustrated his classic picture book, Storm Boy, about a Haida boy’s undersea adventure with the killer whale people, which was the recipient of the prestigious 1996 American Book Award. Lewis will share “the story behind the story” about his special relationship with mentor Bill Holm, University of Washington Professor Emeritus of Art History, world-renowned author, teacher, and practitioner of Northwest Coast art.

Artist and author Paul Owen Lewis has produced several best-selling picture books across a wide variety of subjects that nevertheless express the same idea—that there’s always more to the story, and to ourselves, than we ever imagined. He travels around the country inspiring school children to discover the writer within, and lives on Lummi Island.

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Jun
21
Fri
Chuckanut Writers Conference @ Whatcom Community College
Jun 21 @ 12:00 am
Chuckanut Writers Conference @ Whatcom Community College

The ninth annual Chuckanut Writers Conference is an intensive craft-focused, cross-genre symposium designed to inspire and edify writers of all experience levels. Co-presented by the Whatcom Community College Community and Continuing Education program and Village Books, the Chuckanut Writers Conference spotlights both talented authors who are distinguished writing teachers and respected agents and marketing professionals who will share industry insights, hear pitches and provide consultations. Register by May 21 for the early bird rate of $245. After May 21, the rate will be $285.

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