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Meet a Resident: Anastacia-Renee

Anastacia-Renee (2018) a poet and performer based in Seattle, Washington, is a queer super-shero of color moonlighting as a writer, performance artist, and creative writing workshop facilitator. She has received awards and residencies from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, VONA, Jack Straw, Ragdale, Artist Trust, Hugo House and Mineral School. In 2017-2018, she published three collections in a single…

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Meet an Artist: Rebecca S. Peterson

Rebecca S. Peterson came to Mineral School during 2016 as one of the vendors at our first annual summer art & craft fair. A former teacher, education masters graduate of University of Washington, and at the time of her visit a fashion student at New York Fashion Academy, she has spent the past few years…

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Meet a Resident: Meg Hartwig

Multi-media artist Meg Hartwig (’18), front and center, builds, bakes, bikes, advocates and educates. Her keen eye for detail reverberates in everything from 10-foot high art installations in public spaces to more intimate inch-long carvings of tools. Meg was Mineral School’s inaugural recipient of the Mona Lisa Roberts fellowship for an LGBTQ artist. Prior to…

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Meet a Resident: Michele Bombardier

Michele Bombardier (’17), a speech-language pathologist from Bainbridge Island, began writing poetry in her youth before devoting herself to the form 15 years ago via a committed daily practice. Michele became part of the fabric at Mineral during her residency in August 2017. She went to the town church, invited the congregation of 15 to…

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Meet a Resident: Urban Waite

Urban Waite (2017), of Seattle, is a good guy who writes evil things in fiction. He was Mineral School’s first-ever Dorm Dad during summer 2018, sharing his collection of board games, good sense of humor, and with Samuel W. Gailey the stage at our visiting authors’ reading night.  He is the author of The Terror…

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2016 Residents Announced!

We made it to year two!  In a competitive process that drew 148  applicants from throughout the United States and Canada, our jury of Northwest writers blindly read submissions. They selected 15 literary writers who will come live and work for two-week stints in Mineral this summer, advancing their work in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Additionally,…

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2015 Residents Announced!

Mineral School launches inaugural year of artist residencies 12 writers and three volunteer chefs spend summer creating literature and community in Mineral Through a competitive process that drew 72 applicants from throughout the United States as well as Canada and the UK, a panel of five Northwest poets and prose writers have blindly selected 12…

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Here’s to History with Janet Oakley!

We were fortunate to host Janet Oakley this past week, whose area of expertise is the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) logging camps which operated in the 1930s and were responsible for providing young men with jobs and for creating park, road, and trail infrastructure. Mineral had its own CCC camp at the end of what…

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Mineral School and Roxy Theater host Janet Oakley

Janet Oakley visit pays homage to local CCC logging history Morton, Washington – Fire Mountain Arts Council and Mineral School, with support from Humanities Washington, will on November 5 present multiple events devoted to celebrating the region’s rich logging history at the Roxy Theater. There, Civilian Conservation Corps. (CCC) expert Janet Oakley will present a…

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Mineral Movement Lab on July 3

Mineral School and Bennyroyce Dance Productions, a New York City-based contemporary dance company led by Juilliard-trained dancer and choreographer Bennyroyce Royon, have partnered to produce and present Mineral Movement Lab. Mineral Movement Lab is an intensive five-day movement laboratory from June 29 through July 3, in which Bennyroyce Royon and four dancers he selected from…

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