South Whidbey Record Business Briefs | August 9

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Writing Studio opens registration

Registration is open for fall classes and workshops at Molly Cook’s Skylark Writing Studio.

Eight-week classes begin the week of Sept. 8 and include Personal Essay/Memoir, Aspects of the Novel, Creative Writing 101 and Guided Critique Roundtable.

Workshops include Writers Who Run with the Wolves,

Sep. 20; Zen & the Art of Writing, Oct. 4; Publishing Possibilities & Options, Oct. 25; and Word Dance, an evening workshop on Oct. 6.

All classes and workshops are at the Skylark Writing Studio in the Bayview Cash Store.

For information, visit, or contact Cook at 321-1910 or

Island recognized by Wall Street Journal

Langley got a national nod as a place to visit in Tuesday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

In the “Off the Beaten Track” column in the travel section of the Aug. 5 edition, freelance reporter Naomi Karp wrote about Olympic National Park and suggested that travelers heading out of Seattle for a road trip along Highway 101 first take the ferry to Whidbey Island.

Once there, Karp suggested a stop for chocolate in Langley — or Coupeville for its Penn Cove mussels — before taking the Keystone ferry to the Olympic Peninsula.

It’s a suggestion that may be seen by many. The Wall Street Journal has a circulation of more than 2 million copies.