The Northwind Reading Series is a program of monthly (or more frequent) readings by local and guest authors, featuring both poets and prose writers. Everyone is welcome to attend these free readings. The readings begin at 7 pm in Northwind Arts Center unless otherwise stated. Northwind readings are free, though donations of $5 are gladly accepted to support Northwind Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Also supported by Port Townsend Arts Commission. For details, roll down this page for links to full articles per event. For more information contact Bill Mawhinney 360-302-1159.
Carol Despeaux Fawcett & David Stallings
Carol Despeaux Fawcett earned her MFA degree from Goddard College. Her memoir and her poetry have won first place in the Pacific Northwest Writer's Contest and her current work-in-progress, a fantasy novel, was a finalist. Her poems have been finalists in the Writer's Digest Annual Poetry Competition, the Surrey International Writers' Conference, and Ars Poetica. She received a poetry grant from Return to Creativity. "The Dragon and The Dragonfly," is her first book of poetry. When she's not writing or running her health and wellness business, she enjoys petting the neighborhood dogs, waiting on her two cats, riding her motorcycle, and pretending she can play guitar.
David Stallings was born in the U.S. South, raised in Alaska and Colorado before settling in the Pacific Northwest. Once an academic geographer, he has long worked to promote public transportation in the Puget Sound area. His poems have appeared in several North American, U.K. and Swedish literary journals and anthologies, in Resurrection Bay (Evening Street Press), and in Risking Delight (forthcoming, Kelsay Press).
Writers' Conference Faculty: Alexandra Teague, Shawn Vestal & Patricia Henley
Kevin Clark & Stan Rubin
Art Port Townsend Ekphrastic Evenings
Shin Yu Pai & Norman Schaefer
Christine Hemp and David George Gordon
An Evening of Young Voices - Port Townsend High School Students
Roadstead: A Collaborative Project Of Poets & Visual Artists