The last Monday of each month, writers gather at 7 p.m. for a unique Open Mic event at the Readings Gallery at Village Books in historic Fairhaven. One of my treasured memories from living in gorgeous Western Washington from 2005 to 2017 is being involved with this awesome event that started long before my stint as emcee and has continued to showcase amazing talent.
Some writers who have shared their work: Tele Aadsen, Curtis Alden, Isabell Altpeters, David Axelrod, Angela Belcaster, Nick Belcaster, Janet Bergstrom, Adam Brown, Matthew Brouwer, Jennifer Bullis, Nancy Lou Canyon, Stephanie Cosky Hopkinson, Sylvia Crosby, Henry Cross, Susan Campbell Cross, James Doran, David Drummond, Seán Dwyer, Jill Emerson, Marilyn Flint, Susan Chase Foster, Ted Gibson, Wanda George, Jennifer Green, John S. Green, Shannon Hager, Amanda Hagerty, Pam Helberg, Richard Lee “Dick” Harris, Deanna Hawkins, Carol Hunter, Alicia Jamtaas, Christine Kendall, Vince Landi, Kate Laubery, Shannon Laws, Rae Ellen Lee, Mary Loquvam, Tiffany M., Denise du Maurier, Andrew Shattuck McBride, Ryan McClure, Clare Mercy, Dianne Meyer, Jim Milstead, Jared McVay, Joannah Miley, Keith Moul, Kari Neumeyer, Janet Oakley, Elizabeth Paley, Tsena Paulson, Charles Van Pelt, Cate Perry, C.J. Prince, Dawn Quyle Landau, Stephanie Renée dos Santos, Laura Rink, Harvey Schwartz, Carla Shafer, Betty Scott, Kathy Smith, Frances Howard-Snyder, Diana Swan, Meghan Thompson, Deanna Todd-Goodson, Gary Wade, Jan Willing, Jane Vawker, Jillian Vcitenheimer, Jean Waight, Mark Wasake, David Zerby . . . and You!