Creative Writing

Western students have populated the Bellingham campus and Sehome Arboretum with ghosts – or at least, ghost stories.   

Students in English Instructor S. Hayley Steele’s Mixed Genre Writing class picked particular spots on campus and created an idea for a ghost that could linger there. “…

The official music video for Hillary Susz's SWAT Team premiered last Friday night as a feature of Bellingham, Washington's First Friday Art Walk. At the event, Hillary played a short acoustic set following the premier. SWAT Team is the second single off of Susz's electro-pop…

On a whim, Sophie Logan wrote an email to the White House.
It was early April. Logan, 22, wanted to thank President Barack Obama for his plan to visit Oso after the fatal mudslide.

Although it seemingly flies under the radar compared to the dozens of popular events that come to Long Beach, it’s still one of the hottest tickets in town and has sold out year after year for more than three decades.

And this year was no different with prospective attendees quickly…

Near the end of a 4,000-mile human-powered journey to the western Arctic, two WWU alumni catch a lucky break — they run out of supplies.

After a night of shivering, the morning arrives like a gift. As the sky begins to brighten I can make out Pat’s form next to me, head buried…

What will Bellingham be like 100 years from now?

That vision was the starting point for "Memories of Light," a serial science fiction story written by six Whatcom County residents. The first chapter appears in The Bellingham Herald on Monday, July 22, with subsequent chapters…

Welcome to "Mystery Lode," a six-part serial adventure written by Whatcom County residents.

The adventure runs July 11 through Aug. 15, with a new chapter in each Monday's edition of The Herald.

In our story so far,…

Shot in Washington over just seven days, "Do You See Colors When You Close Your Eyes?" is "shot like a poem is written" and uses nonlinear memories to tell the story of a family tragedy.

Starring Sage Price in the dual role of twin brothers, it…

Anita K. Boyle and her partner, Jim Bertolino, have written collaborative poetry, so it's fitting they won a "dynamic duo" award in November for their joint volunteer work for Whatcom Humane Society.

Every Monday, they travel from their rural home north of Bellingham to the…

"Children at times follow their parents' footsteps into the family business.

In Leif Whittaker's case, that path leads to the top of the world."

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