Poet, composer join North Cascades NP as artists in residence

The North Cascades National Park Complex is adding two new artists in residence in mid-September who will produce work inspired by the North Cascades Wilderness.

The artists are Portland composer Christina Rusnak and California poet Paul Willis.

Rusnak writes music for groups ranging from jazz ensembles to symphony orchestras.

Willis, from Eastmont College in Santa Barbara, will hold poetry writing workshops and perform readings at campfire programs.

His workshop begins at 1 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Newhalem visitor center. For more information, call 360-854-7304.