Carla Shafer is a thirty-eight year resident of Whatcom County and Bellingham. She is the founder of Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theatre. For seven years she has had the privilege of collaborating with the Bellingham Repertory Dance Company on Phrasings: In Word and Dance, which has been a grand cultural and artistic expression of words and movement.
Carla’s poems have been published in Connections, Labyrinth, Whatcom Places II and by the Sue C. Boynton Contest. She holds a degree in English from Lewis and Clark College where she was inspired by poet, William Stafford. Her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education came from Bank Street College of Education in New York City. She also sings soprano in the Whatcom Chorale and with her church choir.