Washington State Ferries has launched–literally–its first writer-in-residence program. Starting last month and over the next year, Iris Graville, a Lopez Island author and bookseller at Lopez Bookshop, is riding and writing aboard the M/V Tillikum as it sails between Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and San Juan islands.
Graville is working on a book of personal essays for which she has a contract with Homebound Publications. “Some of the themes and content I’m writing about include details about the Tillikum and its route, passengers and crew; description of my ‘office’; and effects of climate change on the Salish Sea,” she said. “I expect other topics will evolve throughout the course of the project.”
For more information about the program and to follow Graville’s progress, click here.
from Shelf Awareness Pro September 23, 2018