In 1990, world-renowned calligraphers, Stan Knight and Denys Taipale-Knight, placed an ad in a local newspaper, inviting anyone interested in calligraphy to come to their home for a meeting. Ten people responded and gathered at the Knight's cozy Mount Vernon, Washington farmhouse and a guild was born.
Denys established the name "Rain Writers", Stan designed the logo (our masthead on this blog), and people came from as far as 100 miles away to participate in this newly formed guild.
Our leadership has long since transferred from the Knights to our members, but our focus has remained constant from the beginning. As Stan stated in our first newsletter in 1991, "We are all here to help each other, to support each other, and to encourage the growth and awareness of good calligraphic lettering."