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November 2018
Nov
30

2018 Jack Straw Writers Reading

November 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This reading features 2018 Jack Straw Writers Kamari Bright, Jalayna Carter, Bryan Edenfield, Corbin Louis, and Dujie Tahat. It will be hosted by 2018 Curator Daemond Arrindell. Operating with the belief that everything she creates is intended to foster understanding of self and surroundings, Kamari Bright is a poet whose work heavily reflects those themes. Recently she has been focused on introspection from a personal and societal standpoint, brought on by observations of societal shifts, losses of loved ones, and assimilation pressures.…

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December 2018
Dec
01

Reading with Laura Read, Maya Zeller & Elizabeth Austen

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a reading featuring poets Laura Read, Maya Zeller, and Elizabeth Austen! Laura Read‘s chapbook The Chewbacca on Hollywood Boulevard Reminds Me of You won the Floating Bridge Chapbook Award in 2010, and her first full-length collection, Instructions for My Mother’s Funeral, was chosen as the winner of the AWP/Donald Hall Prize for Poetry by Dorianne Laux in 2011 and published in 2012 by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Her second collection, Dresses from the Old Country, will be published by BOA in October of 2018.…

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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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March 2019
March
03

Book Launch: Gravity Assist by Martha Silano, feat. 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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March
17

Reading with Geneve Chao, Wendy Chin-Tanner, Sarah Mangold & Jane Wong

March 17, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for readings by poets Geneve Chao, Wendy Chin-Tanner, Sarah Mangold, and Jane Wong! Genève/Geneva Chao is the author of three books of poetry (one of us is wave one of us is shore, a bilingual discours amoureux; Hillary Is Dreaming, a dream journal of the 2016 election; and émigré, a history of emigration and loss in English, French, Guernesais, and Hawaiian pidgin) and several translations. Chao lives in Los Angeles.   Wendy Chin-Tanner is the author of the…

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