Friday, October 29, 2010

Artist Trust EDGE Program for Writers - applications due Dec 6th

I was delighted to be part of the 2010 Artist Trust EDGE program for writers, and I cannot say enough good things about the program. This is all the business side of writing that never (or rarely) gets covered in MFA programs, or other classes. Artist Trust has been doing professional development programs for visual artists for quite a few years, added filmmakers recently, and then expanded to writers in 2009.

For an application, go here.

"Literary artists who reside in Washington State are encouraged to apply to participate in the 2011 EDGE Professional Development Program for Writers, made possible by generous funding from

The EDGE Program provides artists with a comprehensive survey of professional practices through a hands-on, interactive curriculum that includes instruction by professionals in the field, as well as specialized presentations, panel discussions and assignments. The EDGE Program focuses on supplying artists with the relevant and necessary entrepreneurial skills to achieve their personal career goals and with the opportunity to develop peer support and exchange.

The EDGE Program for Writers is open to emerging or mid-career writers of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. Applicants must be residents of Washington State but cannot be students enrolled in a graduate- or undergraduate-degree program. Applicants must commit to completing the entire 50-hour program."

Contact: Nirmala Singh-Brinkman, Program Manager; 206/467-8734 x20; toll free 1/866/218-7878


Thursday, October 28, 2010

rain gardens

The city of Seattle is getting behind rain gardens in the outer Ballard neighborhood, and with any luck, will continue to support them in the rest of the city.


Monday, October 25, 2010

Opera Company of Philadelphia "Flash Brindisi" at Reading Terminal Market (April 24, 2010)

I particularly like the delighted faces of the onlookers, as they realize what is happening. This is the way to grow an opera audience.


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Oscar Wilde 1854-1900

Oscar Wilde, the great dramatist and poet, died in a shabby hotel room in Paris.
Reputedly his last words were, "Either that wallpaper goes, or I do."

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