Stafford poetry reading
The sixth annual William Stafford Birthday Reading, by Confluence Poets at The Confluence in Twisp, will be on Friday (Jan. 7). The free event begins at 7 p.m. Audience members are welcome to share a favorite Stafford poem. Masks and proof of vaccination required. Audience size limited to 40. To reserve your seat, go to http://Stafford2022.brownpapertickets.com.
Live music in January
Methow Music Monthly, compiled by local musician George Schneider, is a free listing of live music events in the valley. Email Schneider at MethowMusicMonthly@gmail.com to be included in the listings or to receive the monthly listings via email.
• Saturday, Jan. 15, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Methow Valley Ciderhouse. Winthrop, Darnell Scott offers blues in the style of BB King, Otis Redding and Sam Cooke. Please tip at least $5 for his performance, and be vaccinated. (509) 341-4354.
• Saturday, Jan. 15, 8 p.m. at the Twisp River Taphouse, Older and Wiser, Wenatchee-based trio performing rock, reggae, popular and originals. Cover $5. (509) 881-5751.
• Sunday, Jan. 16, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Methow Valley Ciderhouse, Winthrop, Older and Wiser, Wenatchee-based trio performing rock, reggae, popular and originals. Please tip at Least $5 for this performance, and be vaccinated. (509) 341-4354.
• And next month, on Saturday, Feb. 19, 6 p.m. at the Methow Valley Ciderhouse, Winthrop, local singer/songwriter Emele Clothier, with special guests to be announced. Masks required. No cover charge. (509) 341-4354.
Art show in Chelan
The Lake Chelan Arts Council will sponsor a Winter Art Exhibit at Radiance Downtown, 71 Wapato Way, in Manson beginning Jan. 14 and continuing every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Feb. 27. Check www.radiancewinery.com for hours. The theme of the show is “Artist’s Choice.” Visit www.artinchelan.com for more information.
dusty 45s CANCELED
Methow Arts announced this week that a scheduled Jan. 21 performance by touring and recording artists The Dusty 45s at the Winthrop Barn has been canceled because of concerns about the severity of the coronavirus Omicron variant. Refunds will be provided for previously purchased tickets.
Writing competition open
The 15th Annual Write on the River (WOTR) Writing Competition is open, with the submission deadline set for Feb. 28.
Six winners will be awarded a total of $1,200 in cash prizes for short fiction or nonfiction (maximum 1,000 words), on any theme or topic. For competition guidelines and to submit your work visit the Write On The River website, www.writeontheriver.org.
The cost to submit is $20, or $40 to receive written critiques on the submission. A few scholarships are available to cover the cost of submission.
Writers interested in applying for a scholarship should contact email@example.com.