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Meet a Resident: Leanne Dunic

Vancouver writer, musician and visual artist Leanne Dunic is the author of To Love the Coming End, published this spring by Chin Music Press. In it, the 2016 Mineral School alumna explores both natural and personal catastrophe across Singapore, Vancouver, and Fukushima. You can hear Leanne read and discuss her new book at two upcoming Seattle…

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Meet a Visiting Author: Claire Dederer

Seattle-area writer and critic Claire Dederer won national attention with her acclaimed and best-selling 2012 memoir Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses. Her new memoir, Love and Trouble: A Midlife Reckoning, publishes in May. Dederer will speak at Mineral School on Thursday, September 20th at 7:30 PM. Fiction author and super-volunteer Kait Heacock conducted this interview. Thanks, Kait…

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Meet a Resident: Daemond Arrindell

A Mineral School resident in August 2016, Daemond Arrindell is a Seattle poet, performer, and writing teacher. He is on the faculty of the Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab, and is a writer-in-residence with Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers in the Schools program. Author Kait Heacock conducted this interview. What inspires you? What inspiration…

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Meet a Resident: Karen McInturff

Mineral School’s first-ever visual artist resident, Karen McInturff, attended in August 2016. Based in Centralia, Washington, she works with fiber and also knits, weaves, spins wool, and sews. She has also been involved as both an organizer and presenting artist in ArtTrails of Southwest Washington, an open-studios festival held in Lewis County every September. Author Kait Heacock…

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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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Eric Taylor and The Drop Shadows!

We’ve been busy getting Mineral School ready for three very special guests: On Saturday, June 21, Texas singer-songwriter Eric Taylor (that’s him on the left) will play for us at an informal dinner concert, with Texas-influenced Seattle duo The Drop Shadows (that’s them, Jeanine Walker and Steve Mauer, on the right) opening. We can’t wait to…

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