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Guterson @ WWU 2/21: Art & Craft of Writing

"The Art and Craft of Writing”
Thursday Feb. 21, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

WWU, Miller Hall 138

Aspiring writers will want to attend this session to hear about Guterson's writing process and learn practical tips to take their writing to the next level. 

Before writing professionally, David Guterson worked as a teacher for 12 years.  Snow Falling on Cedars won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 1995.

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Children's Lit. Conference this Sat.: register online







10th Anniversary!


Online registration is now open. You won’t believe how easy and convenient it is.

Schedule of Events

2013 WWU Children’s Literature Conference

Saturday, February 23, 2013
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center ~ Concert Hall

The 2013 Speakers will be:
Katherine Applegate Winner of the 2013 Newbery Award! The One and Only Ivan (Starred Reviews in School Library Journal & Kirkus), Home of the Brave (Golden Kite Award), Roscoe Riley Rules series, Animorphs book series (co-written with Michael Grant).

Susan Campbell BartolettiHitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow (Newbery Honor and Sibert Honor), Black Potatoes: The Great Irish Famine (Sibert Winner), They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group (YALSA Excellence in Non-Fiction Finalist), Kids on Strike! (Jane Addams Award).

Michael GrantBzrk, Eve & Adam (co-written with Katherine Applegate), Gone series (Best Children’s Novel for Hunger, SCBWI 2009), The Magnificent 12 series.

Brian PinkneyTime of the Drums (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award), Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down (Jane Addams Honor Book), Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra (Caldecott Honor Award), Faithful Friend (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor), The Adventures of Sparrowboy.

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Wonderful Stupid Man: Readings by Allen Frost



Join Allen Frost as he reads
from his new book
of short stories...
Sunday Februar
y 10th  7 PM
Wilson Library 477  

Allen Frost lives in Bellingham and works at Westerns’ library.  Author of six books of poetry and fiction, Allen is working on a new book of poetry.
“These stories were written over the space of 24 years from Maine to New York, Ohio and on the west coast again … Allen hopes you will see these 39 stories as connected chapters. .. or as episodes in some strange late-night television show.  “I spent a fair number of evenings watching Outer Limits and Twilight Zone and those sci-fi movies hosted by vampires. You sit there in that blue glow and suddenly you’re on a planet of blackberries…”

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Whatcom Reads! Author HERE! this week


Whatcom READS! 2013

   David Guterson's

            Snow Falling on Cedars...

     Haunting and atmospheric, Snow Falling on Cedars is part love story, part courtroom drama, and part historical fiction.

Set on an island in Puget Sound in the 1950s, it involves the death of a white fisherman.  A Japanese-American man is charged with murder. Snow Falling on Cedars touches on issues of race, war, honesty, and betrayal. 

 Join Award-Winning Author David Guterson
at the following events

Discussion the book with the author
Tuesday, February 19, 2013          1:00pm - 3:00pm
Bellingham Public Library  Lecture Room, 210 Central Avenue
Everyone welcome.

The ultimate book discussion -- with the author!  This is your chance to explore the themes in Snow Falling on Cedars and find out what the author intended.  Learn which characters may have been based on real-life historical figures...and where is San Piedro Island, anyway?  The discussion will be moderated by Suzanne Carlson-Prandini, who leads Bellingham Public Library's monthly book group.  Bring a friend!

An Evening with Author David Guterson
Wednesday, February 20, 2013   7:30 - 9:00 pm 
Syre Center, Whatcom Community College

Attend David Guterson's keynote address at the location most convenient to you.  Copies of Guterson's books will be available for purchase.  Book signing to follow.


"The Art and Craft of Writing”
Thursday February 21, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Western Washington University, Miller Hall 138

Before writing professionally, David Guterson worked as a teacher for 12 years.  Snow Falling on Cedars won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 1995.  Aspiring writers will want to attend this session to hear about Guterson's writing process and learn practical tips to take their writing to the next level.  

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Dec. 11 Masters of Japanese Cinema

Pickford Film Center and Western Libraries present...

the Masters of Japanese Cinema Film Series   


     Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence    
            6:30pm Tuesday, December 11th
        Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay Street.

In this captivating, skewed World War II drama from Nagisa Oshima, David Bowie regally embodies Celliers, a British officer interned by the Japanese as a POW. Rock star Ryuichi Sakamoto (who also composed this film’s hypnotic score) plays the camp commander, obsessed with the mysterious blond major, while Tom Conti is the British lieutenant colonel Lawrence, who tries to bridge the emotional and language divides between captor and prisoner. Also featuring actor-director Takeshi Kitano in his first dramatic role, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence is a multilayered, brutal, at times erotic tale of culture clash, and one of Oshima’s greatest successes.

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De-stress with Pet Partners

Need help de-stressing during Dead Week & Finals Week?  
Pet Partners will be visiting the Library

Stop by the Library Skybridge Alcove (on the Wilson side) to enjoy!

Registered Pet Partner Teams (dogs and handlers) will be visiting campus to provide some "doggie therapy" for those who may be stressed out by finals or just want to relax a bit. (The dogs pictured are a few of many more that will be visiting!)

Dogs & their handlers will be in the Library:
Additional dogs, times & days may be added

Monday           Dec. 3    10 - 4 pm
Tuesday          Dec. 4    10 - 4 pm
Wednesday    Dec. 5   
10 - 4 pm
Thursday        Dec. 6   
12 - 4 pm
Friday             Dec. 7    10 - 4 pm & 6 -8 pm

Finals Week:  
Monday           Dec. 10  10 - 4 pm
Tuesday          Dec. 11   10 - 4 pm
Wednesday    Dec. 12   10 - 4 pm
Thursday        Dec. 13   10 - 12 pm & 1:30 - 4 pm

  Pet Partner teams have met certain standards of skills 
  and aptitude and are considered safe, healthy and well
  behaved by various agencies. The dogs represent
  registration in Delta Society of WA, Therapy Dogs
  International, Love on a Leash, and Dogs on Call. While
  Dogs on Call does not certify dogs themselves, they act
  as a "placement agency" who accepts only registered
  dogs on their roles, verifies their suitability and attempts
  to connect them with organizations in the community.

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