After a varied career as teacher, construction estimator, technical writer and corporate trainer, poet Bill Mawhinney came to the Olympic Peninsula in 2005. Bill has published two collections of poetry. His poems have appeared in Heron Dance, Windfall, and Minotaur. He curated and hosted Northwind Reading Series at Northwind Arts Center for 13 years. In 2011, the Port Townsend Arts Commission named him Angel of the Arts.