US Writing in Place AMP focused on creative writing and getting to know community in the Methow Valley. Students talked to locals about the culture, environment, history, and current issues facing this eastern Washington community of which the Bush School is now a part.
Students engaged at many levels during their time in the Methow Valley, interviewing key members of the community and creating a podcast to document their interactions. Their communications ranged from shadowed Liberty Bell high school students in Winthrop, hiked challenging trails in Mazama, attended a Chamber of Commerce meeting, and hosted a focus group of community leaders. Most importantly, Bush students interviewed locals they came into contact with to help describe why the Methow Valley is important to them. Their final product is a podcast (shared with the Seattle and Methow communities) describing their adventures and revelations which you can connect to here.