BELLINGHAM, WA—In 2013, Flavorwire named Bellingham one of the top 20 “Great American Cities for Writers.” The Red Wheelbarrow Writers give voice to that assessment: we have classes and workshops, critique groups and bookish events from readings to a book club. The Red Wheelbarrow Writers are all about creating and maintaining community.
In September 2016 we release our first book, an anthology titled Memory into Memoir. The anthology, too, is a project of community collaboration, using Red Wheelbarrows own talents and resources to write, edit, publish, and market this collection of 30+ memoir pieces.
Here’s Laura Kalpakian on Red Wheelbarrow Writers: “So much depends. . .on community. We altered this sweet, succinct line for the William Carlos Williams poem when we first started Red Wheelbarrow Writers. [We] began with some classes, but the concept of Red Wheelbarrow quickly evolved into something much less structured, much looser, more fun. When I am asked to describe Red Wheelbarrow, I always say it is a loose affiliation of lively writers. The loose and the lively are equally important. We don’t have members. We don’t pay dues. We don’t take roll or assign committees. We have no Board, though we have a lively ‘Bored’ meeting on occasion. “
In 2018, Red Wheelbarrow Writers published a second anthology: So Much Depends Upon…
Behold the egg! Smooth, rounded, perfectly formed, fragile, its glowing center suspended in a malleable, translucent penumbra. The same might be said of these thirty-five memoirs in which the past–formed at the fragile nexus, the malleable boundary of memory and imagination–is suspended in prose, contained in an essay. You have but to crack open this book.
Both images are available for purchase from Sidekick Press.