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January 2019
Jan
20

Reading with Jay Aquinas Thompson & Alicia Jo Rabins

January 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for readings by Jay Aquinas Thompson and Alicia Jo Rabins! Jay Aquinas Thompson is a poet, essayist, and educator with recent or forthcoming work in The Oakland Review, COAST | NoCOAST, Big Big Wednesday, The Spectacle, Full Stop, Fog Machine, Denver Quarterly, and Poetry Northwest, where he’s a contributing editor. He’s been awarded grants and fellowships from the Community of Writers, the Sustainable Arts Foundation, and 4Culture. He lives with his family in Seattle, where he teaches creative writing to incarcerated women.  

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Jan
27

African-American Writers’ Alliance Reading

January 27, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

Join us for a fabulous afternoon of poems, featuring readings by members of the African-American Writers’ Alliance (AAWA). In January 1991, Californian Randee Eddins called to order the first meeting of the African-American Writers’ Alliance (AAWA). Her idea to begin an informal gathering of Northwest black writers meeting for mutual support and encouragement through the exchange of ideas and concepts became a reality.  The warmth and informality provide a forum for both new and published writers, a setting where they can explore both finished works…

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February 2019
$35
Feb
03

[Workshop] Haiku on Steroids with Michael Dylan Welch

February 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kick off February’s National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo) with a generative writing workshop led by Michael Dylan Welch. We’ll cover what haiku really IS, in North America and Japan, which is not what most people think it is (no, you don’t have to count syllables). Then, with that as a baseline, we’ll explore ways to break as many rules as we can. Taboo topics, concrete word arrangements, whatever you can think of. Exploring an imagistic focus with haiku can also…

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Feb
06

A Celebration of Gwen Head & Dragon Gate Press with Sharon Bryan, Marlene Blessing & Laura Jensen

February 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This event is a celebration of Gwen Head and Dragon Gate Press, featuring readings by Sharon Bryan, Marlene Blessing, and Laura Jensen. Sharon Bryan’s most recent books are Sharp Stars and Flying Blind. She received two NEA’s for her work, and a Governor’s Award and Artist Trust grant from the State of Washington. She is on the faculty of the Lesley low-residency MFA in Creative Writing in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Laura Jensen published chapbooks and three full-length books of poems in the 1970s and 1980s:  Bad…

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Feb
09

Reading with Sierra Golden & Laura Da’

February 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a reading featuring poets Sierra Golden and Laura Da’! Laura Da’ is a poet and public school teacher. A lifetime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Da’ studied creative writing at the University of Washington and The Institute of American Indian Arts. Da’ is Eastern Shawnee. She is a recipient of the Native American Arts and Cultures Fellowship and an Artist Trust Fellowship. Her first book,Tributaries, won the 2016 American Book Award. Her newest book is Instruments of the True Measure, published…

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Feb
17

Reading with Rusty Morrison & Martha Ronk

February 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for readings by Rusty Morrison and Martha Ronk! Rusty Morrison’s poems recently appeared in Colorado Review, Fence, Iowa Review; creative nonfiction at Entropy, Harriet. Her five books include After Urgency (Tupelo’s Dorset Prize) and the true keeps calm biding its story (Ahsahta’s Sawtooth Prize, Academy of American Poet’s James Laughlin, Northern California Book Award, & PSA’s DiCastagnola Award ). Her recent Beyond the Chainlink (Ahsahta) was finalist for NCIB Award & NCB Award in Poetry). She’s co-founder and has been co-publisher of Omnidawn (www.omnidawn.com) since 2001. She has…

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Feb
18

[Class] Writing into the Catastrophic (as Scryers of the Possible) with Rusty Morrison

February 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This class will take place on Monday, February 18 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. The price is $150 per person, and preregistration is required. Reserve your spot here. Writing into the Catastrophic* (as Scryers** of the Possible***) : *from Latin catastropha, from Greek katastrophē ‘overturning, sudden turn,’ from kata- ‘down’ + strophē ‘turning’ (from strephein ‘to turn’). —The stars, it’s said, will sometimes turn a larger expression of their light toward earth, and can offer insight as all good…

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Feb
24

Reading with Michele Bombardier, Susan Landgraf & Gary Copeland Lilley

February 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for readings by Michele Bombardier, Susan Landgraf, and Gary Copeland Lilley! Michele Bombardier‘s What We Do (Kelsay Press, 2018) has been described by Ellen Bass as “a call to empathy.” Michele’s work has appeared in journals such as Alaska Quarterly Review, Atlanta Review, Artemis, Bellevue Literary Review, Poetry International, Fourth River, Raven Chronicles, Floating Bridge Reveiw and many others. She is the founder of Fishplate Poetry, a social purpose corporation that provides workshops and retreats for poets and…

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March 2019
March
03

Book Launch: Gravity Assist by Martha Silano, feat. Kelli Russell Agodon, Rick Barot & Molly Tenenbaum

March 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us in celebrating Martha Silano’s new collection of poetry, Gravity Assist (Saturnalia Books)! Additional readers will be Kelli Russell Agodon, Molly Tenenbaum, and Rick Barot. Martha Silano is the author of five books of poetry, including the newly-released Gravity Assist (Saturnalia Books), RecklessLovely, and The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception, also from Saturnalia Books. She co-edited, with Kelli Russell Agodon, The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts for your Writing Practice. Her work has recently appeared in Poetry, New England Review, and Beloit Poetry Journal, among others. Martha is the…

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March
09

Reading with Kimberly Burwick, Kevin Goodan & Emily Holt

March 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for readings by poets Kevin Goodan, Kimberly Burwick, and Emily Holt. Kimberly Burwick was born and raised in Massachusetts. Burwick earned her BA in literature from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her MFA in poetry from Antioch University Los Angeles. She is the author of four collections of poetry: Has No Kinsmen (Red Hen Press, 2006), Horses in the Cathedral, winner of the Robert Dana Prize (Anhinga Press, 2011), Good Night Brother, winner of the Burnside Review Prize, (Burnside Review Press, 2014)…

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