The Poet As Art: Terry Martin and Casey Fuller, and a workshop, too

Events, Poetry, Writing Creatively

The Poet As Art presents

A Poetry Reading featuring poets Terry Martin (from Spokane)
and Casey Fuller (from Portland, OR)

featuring Terry Martin and Casey Fuller

When: Friday,February 24th, 7:00 pm
Where: Lucia Douglas Gallery (1415 13th St. in Fairhaven)
This event is free and open to the public. Donations always welcome.

Terry Martin and Casey Fuller write about womanhood and manhood, and reflect on the childhood experiences that lead to those states. Seattle’s Open Books calls Fuller’s poems “sharp-edged, yet tender,” and Lucinda Roy says of Martin’s poems, “the sublime is housed within the domestic: kitchens are cathedrals, and the ‘geometry’ of rituals sustained by women teach us how to sing … about what we dare to love and what dares to love us back.”

A Poetry Writing Workshop with poet James Bertolino
Images On The Edge: a poetry writing workshop where we will develop images that will energize your poems, and create a lasting impact for the reader or listener. We will examine what kind of language is most effective for a given image, and utilize sound repetition and echo to make the image irresistible. Each workshop participant should expect to go home with three new poems.

James Bertolino

When: Saturday, February 25th, 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Egress Studio
Registration fee: $45
To register, call: (360)398-7870 or email Jim at
Please mail fee to:
Whatcom Poetery Series
5581 Noon Road
Bellingham WA 98226

About Terry Martin
After teaching middle and high school English Language Arts for a number of years, Terry Martin earned a M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Oregon. She has been an English

Terry Martin

Professor at Central Washington University since 1986, teaching undergraduate and graduate English courses. She is the recipient of CWU’s Distinguished Professor Teaching Award and Central’s Presidential Leadership Award. In 2003, Martin was honored by the CASE/Carnegie Foundation as Washington Professor of the Year—a national teaching award given to recognize extraordinary commitment and contribution to undergraduate education. An avid reader and writer, she has published over 250 poems, essays, and articles and has edited both journals and anthologies. Her first book of poems, Wishboats, won the Judges’ Choice Award at Bumbershoot Book Fair in 2000. Her most recent book of poetry, The Secret Language of Women, was published by Blue Begonia Press in 2006. Hiker, river-watcher, and lover of the arts, she lives with her partner in Yakima, Washington.

About Casey Fuller
In 2011, Casey Fuller won the Washington State-wide Floating Bridge Chapbook Award for his poetry collection, A Fort Made of Doors. In 2010, he won the Jeanne Lohmann Poetry Prize. In 2009, the city of Olympia awarded him the Here Today art grant. He

Casey Fuller

received his MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University in 2008. His poems have appeared in Crab Creek Review, Switched-On Gutenberg, A River and Sound Review, Palabra, and other publications.
Fuller has lived in the Northwest for 33 years. He was born in Olympia, Washington, where he was educated at pubic schools, and studied literature and cognitive science at The Evergreen State College. He has worked as an auto detailer, burrito roller, fruit vendor, note taker, office worker and, most recently, as a forklift driver in a warehouse where he wrote poems during his breaks. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife Katrina, and two cats, Monty and Garcia Lorca.


Sumi Ink and Watercolor Workshop With Sheila Sondik


Sumi Ink and Watercolor on Crinkled Mesa

Watercolor and Ink Painting on Crinkled Masa
An Artist’s Two-Day Workshop at Egress Studio

About the Workshop:
This workshop will explore the crinkled masa paper painting technique.

This enjoyable class combines Asian and Western painting techniques, and uses Japanese sumi ink and watercolor on Japanese paper. Each person will learn the techniques for crinkling the masa paper, which will produce intriguing textures, introduce the element of chance, and is very fun, as well. By the end of the workshop, everyone will go home with at least one finished artwork, and the knowledge to make more.
The instructor, Sheila Sondik, has explored this method of working for many years. See beautiful examples of her experience with the medium on her website at

About the Artist:

The workshop instructor at the helm of her studio.

Sheila Sondik is a prolific artist whose works have been exhibited in many states and in South Korea and Japan. She has taught individuals and groups in Berkeley, California, and in her Bellingham printmaking studio. Sheila is currently working on a series of prints inspired by Chuckanut sandstone. For more information, visit her website at

How to Register:
Saturday, January 21, and Sunday, January 22, from 1 to 5 both days.
Instructor: Sheila Sondik
Location: Egress Studio, 5581 Noon Road, Bellingham
Registration: $100 for two days
Materials list will be distributed to registrants. Most materials will be provided, and are included in the registration fee.
Workshop is limited to eight participants.
To register, please make check payable to “Sheila Sondik,” and mail to:
Sheila Sondik, 1809 Summit St., Bellingham, WA 98229.
Questions? Ask Sheila at (360) 306-8284 or