Juli Goetz Morser

New book by island author chosen for Land Trust book club

A young girl and her father are riding a snowmobile in upstate New York. As they cross the open fields, the blue light from television… Continue reading


New book tells story of rogue American spy in Korea

Seattle author Blaine Harden has an uncanny ability to uncover stories about men whose lives become a portal through which to better understand the United… Continue reading


Audubon releases new calendar, will show images Friday

When the Vashon-Maury Island Audubon Society first invited island photographers to submit images of local birds for a new calendar, it received just a few.… Continue reading


Author will read from book about dark reign of American spy in Korea

Blaine Harden’s latest nonfiction, “King of Spies: The Dark Reign of America’s Spymaster in Korea,” is not just an investigative biography of the most important… Continue reading

Burning Man: the story of a landmark cultural arts festival

Once a year, a city of 70,000 souls seems to rise out of Nevada’s mud-cracked Black Rock Desert, remains for a week and then disappears.… Continue reading

New coming of age film, scored by island composer, to be shown at theater

Vashon Film Society will present “Lane 1974,” a bittersweet coming-of-age drama, at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Vashon Theatre. The award-winning independent film was written and… Continue reading

Island composer scores Seattle director’s film

Vashon Film Society will present a bittersweet coming-of-age drama, “Lane 1974,” at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at Vashon Theatre. The award-winning independent film was… Continue reading

Three poets turn a poem a day into new book

It all began one autumn afternoon in 2012 at a tea shop on the top of Queen Anne Hill in Seattle. Over a pot of… Continue reading

Singer-songwriter and his band ride the last train to Vashon

When singer-songwriter Gregg Curry talks about his guitar, his Alabama accent grows a little softer. Sometimes his guitar has been his best friend, he said,… Continue reading

New book by local author, farmer includes recipes and essays about life on the farm

It’s been seven years since former restaurateur and chef, now farmer and author Kurt Timmermeister stopped serving his famed farm-to-table Sunday dinners celebrated by foodies… Continue reading

Retired political economist turns to writing poetry

When islander Jack Churchill retired from his career as a political economist writing policy about stewarding our nation’s public lands and waters, he intended to… Continue reading

State and island poets laureate read from new poetry book

Why do words matter? Do words matter? What is the matter with words? For current Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall, words not only matter,… Continue reading

Drama Dock presents a concert within a play

When does artistic passion cross the line into obsession? When does that drive create works of lasting beauty, and when does it shut loved ones… Continue reading

Island artist exhibits drawings for a new children’s book

Once upon a time — about 20 years ago — a father, his young daughter and their dog set out in a dinghy to row… Continue reading

Lelavision reveals new kinetic sculpture

Island musician/sculptor Ela Lambin and Leah Mann are the dynamic duo behind Lelavision. The couple recently exhibited Lambin’s 30-foot tall sculpture featured above in Blackrock… Continue reading

World-class musicians record in Seattle, perform on Vashon

If the music quality is high, then the audience will come. If individual songs are great and free online, the album will still sell. If… Continue reading

World-class slack-key guitarist brings Hawaii to Vashon

If you’ve ever heard world-class slack-key guitarist Makana play a show, then you’ll know the magic one man can create with one guitar. Not only… Continue reading

Dozens of islanders collaborate, release Vashon-crafted album, music video

Valentine’s Day is still several months away, but island musician and singer-songwriter Ike Harmon is sending Vashon an early love missive in the form of… Continue reading

Island poets shares her ‘A’ poems

Walk into poet and longtime islander Carey Hunter Davis’ house, and the first thing to catch one’s eye is a display of bird feathers and… Continue reading

Internationally acclaimed cartoonist draws from island home

Do what looks normal but isn’t. For Jim Woodring, that directive, in 1989, launched the artist