Upcoming Events



Sat, Aug 24, at 10:30 AM in the Community Building

A Writer’s Life — Dying Industries, Global Markets, World Travel, and the Wonders of Cut, Paste, and Delete


Bill Dietrich was part of a small team that won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1990 for coverage of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.  He went on to a very successful career writing non-fiction and fiction (mostly mysteries and historical fiction). Bill is incredibly smart, low-key and funny. He has taught at Western Washington University, and has been deeply involved in the North Cascades Institute (an environmental learning/teaching organization).  He lives in Anacortes.

Bill describes his talk as a baby boomer’s perspective on several decades of challenging change. It will touch on journalism, Northwest non-fiction, his own fiction and the reading and writing landscape in general.