The 4th Annual Full Bodied Writing Retreat is in the books. It ought to keep everybody who was there, staff and writers alike wound up and spinning for at least a year. From the portal ceremony to the musical farewell, this event had it all. Gourmet organic food, massages, health care consultations, ms consultations, career sessions and spectacular presentations — if I do say so myself, since mine was one of them–I have been involved in some premier organizations, such as PNWA, but this was something beyond.
I ‘m off tomorrow to teach at the 4th Annual Full-Bodied Writing Summer Retreat 2019 a holistic writing retreat for body mind and soul. The retreat center is located on Hood Canal, near Union, Washington.
“Things are never what they seem,
find the lost inside the dream.”
Janet Carey (In the Time of the Dragon Moon) has now posted on her Dreamwalks blog an interview I did preparatory to the Fourth Annual “Full Bodied Writjng” Summer Retreat. https://janetleecarey.com/dream-walks/unpacking-the-mind-of-peter-v-kahle/ I am presenting a workshop there, the last weekend in June. Full disclosure, I have known Janet for twenty five years, starting in the 1990’s when we had board positions with the Pacific Northwest Writers Association , through shared critique groups, etc. I have otherwise hobnobbed and associated with her. I know her to be a writer thoughtful and brave, who works in many levels in her fiction. I appreciate the precision of her language. Her blog is well worth a read, a very thoughtful examination of writing and art with professionals talking about their process and intent.
SIFF is showing this thoughtful documentary about the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, poet and artist, focused on how his Kiowa roots inform his work. An oral storyteller who has successfully brought his heritage into the print and art mediums, as well as a very warm, very human person, Momaday is what every grandfather would love to be to his descendants.
N. Scott Momaday: Words From A Bear will be shown on PBS in November
That has suddenly become the question of the hour for independent bookstores with the announcement May 1 that Baker and Taylor will cease bookstore sales to concentrate on their school and library business. Many bookstores, especially in the West, have depended on B&T for rapid replenishment of stock, a key piece of bookstore strategy.
The change is expected to be rapid, with many parts of the operation ceasing as of June 1.Baker and Taylor is one of two national wholesale distributors supplying the independents .