My previous post this month was prompted by a return to the MV Tillikum to meet the incoming Writer-in-Residence on the Interisland Ferry, Liz Smith. A resident of San Juan Island, Liz will serve in this role for all of 2020.
I’m thrilled Liz applied for the position. I know she’ll bring new energy and enthusiasm to the Washington State Ferries’ support of visual arts, and now, literary arts. I especially appreciate Liz’s writing (for documentary films, fiction, and essays) that focuses on climate change.
In the coming weeks I’ll share much more information about Liz and how you can follow her experience as Writer-in-Residence. Until then, be sure to look for her if you’re in the San Juans; you just might find her typing or scribbling away on the MV Tillikum.
*Afterthoughts are my blog version of a practice followed in some Quaker meetings. After meeting for worship ends, people continue in silence for a few more minutes during which they’re invited to share thoughts or reflect on the morning’s worship. I’ve adopted the form here for last-day-of-the-month brief reflections on headlines, quotes, books, previous posts, maybe even bumper stickers and refrigerator magnets.