Confluence Poets has launched a new set of Postcard Poetry, “Uncertain Times: Poems of Healing and Refuge.” The set includes 10 original poems on 5-by-7-inch cards written by poets Subhaga Crystal Bacon, Ken Bevis, Easton Branam, Cindy William Gutierrez, Christine Kendall, Kelleigh McMillan, Merry Maxwell, Eileen (Sam) Owen, Julianne Seaman and Greg Wright.
Each card is illustrated with a different pen-and-ink drawing of a bird, and an additional card is a color print of a California Quail.
The artwork is by poet, artist and naturalist Merry Maxwell. The cards require normal postage. They are available at the Winthrop Gallery, The Confluence and Valley Goods in Twisp.
Live music in the valley
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, 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.
Writing competition open
The 15th Annual Write on the River (WOTR) Writing Competition is open, with a submission deadline of 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.