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March 2017

[Offsite] Geoffrey Nutter: Cities at Dawn

March 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

At this event, co-presented with Wave Books and Hugo House, poet Geoffrey Nutter will give a reading from Cities at Dawn (Wave Books, 2016) and other poems. The reading takes place at The Fireside Room at Hotel Sorrento. Nutter also leads a half-day generative poetry class on March 25, Twenty Poems in a Day, a Wallson Glass Poetry Seminar. Registration is open to writers of all levels. Praise for Cities at Dawn: “Though its tone is almost always calmly descriptive, whatever…

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Reading with Kimberly Burwick and Kevin Goodan

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This event features readings by the terrific, widely published poets Kimberly Burwick and Kevin Goodan.   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…

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April 2017

Reading with Jenny Johnson and JM Miller

April 4 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for live readings by two incredible poets: Jenny Johnson and JM Miller. Jenny Johnson is the author of In Full Velvet, published by Sarabande Books in 2017. Her honors include a 2015 Whiting Award and a 2016-17 Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University. She has also received awards and scholarships from the Blue Mountain Center, Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She received her MFA from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Her poems…

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[Offsite] SAL Poetry Series: Alice Notley Reading

April 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

We’re excited to be providing books for the following event: Alice Notley will be reading as part of the Seattle Arts & Lectures Poetry Series. Awarded the 2015 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, one of American literature’s most distinguished honors, Alice Notley has become one of the most highly regarded figures in American poetry. Her newest collection, Certain Magical Acts, sets out to explore the world and its difficulties, from the recent economic crisis and climate change to the sorrow of…

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[Offsite] Literary Series: Anis Mojgani, Kaitlyn Greenidge, and Rick Barot

April 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

We’re excited to be providing books for the following Hugo House event: The final Lit Series event brings new work based on the theme of “Betrayal.” The night will feature poet Anis Mojgani, a National Book Award nominee and two-time National Poetry Slam Champion; Kaitlyn Greenidge, whose critically acclaimed debut novel, We Love You, Charlie Freeman, was called “terrifically auspicious” by The New York Times; and Tacoma-based poet and former Stegner fellow Rick Barot, whose work Washington state poet laureate Elizabeth…

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[Offsite] Hugo House Ask the Oracle with Jordan Scott, Doug Nufer, & Megan Snyder-Camp

April 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hugo House and Hotel Sorrento team up for this monthly divination series hosted by poet Johnny Horton. Come early, write your most burning questions down, and a panel of writers will divine your fate by choosing a random passage from their respective books. Tonight Hugo House is excited to have Jordan Scott, visiting from British Columbia and celebrating the recent publication of Night & Ox (Coach House Books), a long poem that grew out of Jordan’s first months of fatherhood, a time…

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Book Launch: Molly Tenenbaum’s Mytheria

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

At this event, we will be celebrating the launch of Molly Tenenbaum’s most recent book Mythera, published by Two Sylvias Press. Come hear some poems and get a signed copy of this new, terrific collection! Molly Tenenbaum is the author of four books of poems: Mytheria (newly out from Two Sylvias Press), The Cupboard Artist (Floating Bridge, 2012), Now (Bear Star Press, 2007), and By a Thread (Van West & Co, 2000). Her recent chapbook/artist book, Exercises to Free the Tongue…

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[Offsite] Word Works: Terrance Hayes

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We’re excited to be providing books for the following Hugo House event: The Craft of Obsession National Book Award-winning poet Terrance Hayes will look at a poem from each of the late poet Lynda Hull’s three books: Ghost Money (1986), Star Ledger (1991), and The Only World (1995). The poems demonstrate the ways a poet can develop themes and strategies from one book to the next. Hull’s poems about music and musicians, in particular, show how a poet can both…

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[Offsite] WordsWest Literary Series, featuring Terrance Hayes and Jane Wong

April 19 @ 7:00 pm

The WordsWest Literary Series takes place at C & P Coffee Co., located at 5612 California Ave. SW. This month’s reading features poets Terrance Hayes and Jane Wong, as well as a “favorite poem” contribution by our very own Billie Swift. WordsWest Literary Series is a monthly series that invites writers, readers, and the West Seattle community to take literary joyrides as passengers and drivers. Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range fromreadings by published…

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Book Launch: Jason Whitmarsh’s The Histories

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for reading in celebration of Jason Whitmarsh’s second book, The Histories (Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series, 2017). Jason Whitmarsh earned his B.A. in mathematics from the University of Chicago and an M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Washington. His poems have appeared in many literary journals, including Yale Review, Harvard Review, Ploughshares, and Fence. His book, Tomorrow’s Living Room, won the 2009 May Swenson Poetry Award. He lives in Seattle with his wife and children.

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