Aigner Loren Wilson

Aigner Loren Wilson is a PNW writer originally from the Jersey Shore whose love of speculative fiction propels her through her everyday life. Her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction has appeared in OLY ARTS, Terraform, Nightlight, and more. She is an associate editor and copy editor for the award-winning magazine Strange Horizons and horror podcast Nightlight, …

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Excellent Gift Ideas for Olympia Book Lovers

Consider the gift of a fictitious Olympia or Thurston County: a story set in our home, a gift that supports a local author. What’s great about such a gift is showing out-of-state friends and family a part of our home as only a writer can capture it.

Olympia Searches for New Poet Laureate

By Aigner Loren Wilson Poet laureates have a unique job of melding the ethereal magical art of poetry with the very real struggle of the world around them, the one we all inhabit. By definition, a poet laureate is “a poet appointed to, or regarded unofficially as holding, an honorary representative position in a particular …

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Finding a Sense of Belonging Through Writing Communities

By Aigner Loren Wilson Artist communities have been around since artists have been creating. It is what keeps many artists going through the rough patches in their craft or career. Take the Harlem Writers Guild for example — the longest running forum for Black writers aimed at helping them develop their craft to the point …

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Jonah Barrett and the Race to Debut Moss Covered Claws

By Aigner Loren Wilson Every writer, and possibly every creator, knows the stress and joy of having a debut work premier. Tireless work is spent on the project in hopes that a personal vision of the world will resonate with at least one person. In a way, it is an attempt to spark in someone …

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Two Local Visual Artists Selected for Virtual Coronavirus Exhibits

By Aigner Loren Wilson Adaptation. It’s what makes great leaders, educators, and creators. The willingness, ability, and creativity to respond to change is what defines a functioning business, especially during this time of uncertainty. We are all stepping forward into a dark time marked by consistent updates and changes that aren’t all trustworthy. Artists—the creatives …

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Isolating Without Isolation: Vince Brown Offers Music Lessons From Home

By Aigner Loren Wilson Now is a time of community. Of outreach and support. Thousands in Thurston County have lost hours, jobs, gigs and money due to COVID-19. In our bones is the feeling of wanting to connect with our larger community, to offer support — or receive some. We are all doing our past …

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Tacoma Art Museum Receives First Arts Education Grant in Ten Years

By Aigner Loren Wilson This past January, Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) won a $15,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The grant will be used to bring awareness, resources, activities, and fund its annual Dia de los Muertos Festival that happens in the fall of each year. With the grant, TAM plans …

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