Whatcom Art Guild: Out the Window

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𝐀𝐫𝐭 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐦𝐞: 𝐎𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐰 During quarantine, we had to simplify our lives to be more home-centered. Looking out our windows became a substitute for participating in the events that made up the fabric of our everyday lives — from attending art shows and public events, to eating dinner out and traveling to new … Read more

The Hassle of the Tassel

Dear soon-to-be graduate,  My name is Sophia, and I am in my last quarter at Western Washington.  School has been online for about 10 weeks, and I am feeling as we approach “the big day” (to quote my mother) that I don’t have much desire for the typical acknowledgments of graduation — there will be … Read more

Young Reporters of The Northern Light

The Young Reporters section in The Northern Light,  began April 21 in response to the stay-at-home order and school closures. Students in Blaine, Semiahmoo and Birch Bay had the opportunity through weekly prompts for eight weeks to explore effects the Covid-19 restrictions had on them, their family, or neighborhood. The project concludes on June 18, 2020.

Story Dome Project

Story Dome is a physical structure—a colorful, geodesic recording booth—that will debut in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building when the Museum re-opens. While the long-term goal is to engage audiences in person, in this time of social distancing the Museum wants to stay connected and document peoples’ experiences during the Stay Home, Stay Healthy … Read more

The All Point Bulletin

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The All Point Bulletin,  a monthly newspaper in Point Roberts, regularly publishes Covid -19 updates, news and humaninterest stories on the coronavirus pandemic. allpointbulletin.com/apb-covid-19/index.html

The Northern Light

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The Northern Light asked young reporters to photograph people  helping their community during the pandemic. thenorthernlight.com/stories/young-reporters-newsroom-assignments-for-local-students,10517?

Virtual reading for Writing Together, Rising Together by Chuckanut Writers, a collaboration of Village Books and Whatcom Community College

The Chuckanut Writers Conference — produced by Whatcom Community College and Village Books — invites submissions of poetry or creative nonfiction for a virtual reading of creative work that responds to the coronavirus pandemic. The virtual reading is scheduled to take place the evening of Thursday, September 10 at 6:30. We will accept submissions until … Read more

Peoples’ Perspectives Creative Challenge

People's Perspectives: COVID-19 in Whatcom County

Allied Arts of Whatcom County will host a community exhibit inspired by your experiences and creations during the COVID-19 crisis. Artwork will be on virtual display via the web site Follow this link to learn how to share your creativity.

Western Washington University

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Western Libraries, Division of Heritage Resources is creating a digital archive of Western’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be seeking stories, photographs, recordings of WWU-sponsored COVID-19 programming, official university memos and directives, art and poetry created in response to COVID-19, and other documentation that chronicles the pandemic through the voices of students, faculty, … Read more