#WIWC14 in Photos, by David Welton

Posted in Literary, More Stories, Visual Art

Oct. 29, 2014

David Welton attended the Whidbey Writers Conference this past weekend and captured the vitality of the sessions in photos.

Boys in the Boat

“Boys in the Boat” best-selling book author Daniel James Brown describes the thrill of being “friended” by Laura Hillenbrand (author of “Unbroken”), after she read his book.

DGeb Lund Creativity Coach

Creativity coach and WLM writer Deb Lund in the classroom.

Ms Martin

Petra Martin at the microphone explaining a graph from 1975.

Kelman between classes

The newly published author of “The Rejected Writers Book Club” Suzanne Kelman, is caught rushing from one class to the other just like in high school.

Judith and David

David Ossman and Judith Walcutt presented their session together and were fun to watch, even for this nonwriter.  They emphasized “speaking in your own voice” when reading poetry and gave microphone lessons to the students.


David demonstrates the power of direct eye contact with the photographer.

Judith Coaches Caroline Tammler

Judith coaches local writer Carolyn Tamler on how to use a microphone for public readings, one of the many skills a writer needs AFTER writing the book.

Richard discovers Nixon's poetry

Richard discovers and reads the poetry of Richard Nixon.

(All photos by David Welton)

To read more about the conference, check out blogs by Siri Bardarson and Dianna MacLeod.


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  1. You always capture the spirit of an event, how fortunate we are to have you on our Island David Welton 🙂

  2. Thankyou both. There was a lot of energy at that conference, People who attended will be talking about it for weeks!

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