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Whatcom READS Presents: Wildfire and Resilience


Whatcom READS presents Leslie Wharton, a local Bellingham author and poet, who shares her personal experience of wildfire and recovery. What happens after the TV reporters interview fire survivors in the few days after a fire? What does it take to rebuild a life? Feel safe? Find home again? Join Leslie, co-author of Phoenix Rising: Stories of Remarkable Women Walking Through Fire, as she celebrates her journey from fire to the calming waters of the Salish Sea. For more information, please visit or contact Katie at 360-778-7230.