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2017 Residents Announced!

We made it to year three! In a competitive process that drew 238 applicants from throughout the United States as well as Canada, our jury made up of Northwest writers blindly read submissions. They selected 18 literary writers who will come live and work for two-week stints in Mineral this summer, advancing their work in…

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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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