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Matthew McSweeney spends a lot of time on the computer, so when the senior at Skyline High School failed geometry last year his parents suggested he give math class another go, but instead online.
Fast-forward to fall semester and McSweeney is less than half way through his online…

Lysa Rivera, an assistant professor of English at Western Washington University, will present "Subverting Norms: African Americans in U.S. Literature" in a Faculty GUR Group event.

Faculty and staff are invited to explore excerpts of Rivera's "Introduction to African-…

Panelists with expertise in science, journalism and bio-ethics will discuss the scientific and ethical issues raised by the book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in room 204 of the Academic Instructional West building at Western Washington…

Two poetry workshops will be presented Oct. 13 to benefit the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest, the annual contest open to Whatcom County residents.

Brenda Miller, a Western Washington University professor and the editor of Bellingham Review, will present "The Pen and the Bell: Mindful…

Golf is a hard game. Anyone who's ever swung a golf club at a golf ball can attest to that, whether they've three-putted from three feet on the last hole of a club championship; lost a $50 bet after blasting one in the water; shanked a 5-iron into a parking lot in front of their…

When Mike McQuaide was asked whether he suspected in his youth that he might become a successful writer, he grinned and responded, "I would have said they had the wrong guy."

If you're interested in road biking in Washington state, however, you'll have the right guy…

Carmen Werder (Libraries/Communication) and Catherine McDonald (English) co-presented a session titled "Transfer Theory that Transfers: Using Questions of Transferability to Learn More than How to Teach Writing" at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in St. Louis on…

Brenda Miller is author of “Season of the Body,” co-author of “Tell it Slant: Writing and Shaping Creative Nonfiction” and of a collection “Blessing of the Animals,” which includes two Pushcart Prize winning essays. Her work has received six Pushcart Prizes and has been published in many…

James Patrick Brotherton's first novel, "Reclaiming the Dead," is an adult tale with characters who hunt and kill the undead, yet Brotherton is not part of the pop vampire craze.
The Bellingham author has never read the "Twilight" series, never seen Bela Lugosi or…

oday, I’m thrilled to host author Brenda Miller, who shares an excerpt from her forthcoming book: The Pen and the Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World, co-authored with Holly Hughes. And be sure to check out Brenda’s blog, The Spa of the Mind, where she muses about living and writing in the…

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