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Northwest Poetry NEW YEARS 2014 Edition

January 2, 2014

Happy New Year !!! 2014

And so a new Poetry Year begins with a new place to
listen to and share poetry(in Gig Harbor!) and lots of
readings to start this New Year.

One of the best ways to support writers and artists is to just show up. Be receptive and interested in their ideas and a member of the audience. Many of the readings I list are free and also have an open mic so audience members can sign up and read a poem or two if they would like.

Mistakes are the
portals of discovery.
- – -James Joyce

You fail only
if you stop writing.
- – - Ray-Bradbury

Best advice on writing
I’ve ever received.
Finish.
- – - Peter Mayle

Take a Poem From Your Heart Readings

@ ParkPlace Books in Kirkland
2nd Wednesdays (except July & August)

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2nd Wednesday Take a Poem
From Your Heart Reading
at Park Place Books–Kirkland WA

Wednesday January 8, 2014
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. FREE

Features:
Peter Munro

plus Extended Open Mic

Peter Munro’s first calling is poetry. Fortunately, he also has a second
calling, fisheries science, which provides him a day job. Munro has had
poems published in a variety of journals , including Poetry, The Beloit Poetry
Journal, The Iowa Review, The Atlanta Review, The Carolina Quarterly,
Birmingham Poetry Review, Asheville Poetry Review, the Seattle Review, The
Southern Poetry Review, Harpur Palate , and The Crab Creek Review. Munro is
a alumni of the 2013 Jack Straw Writer’s Program. He hosts the
Wedgwood Ale House Poetry and Music Night. As a fisheries scientist, he helps
conduct trawl surveys of commercially important bottom fish in the Bering Sea,
the Aleutian Islands, and the Gulf of Alaska.
Go to Munro Poetry Website here
for poems, info, trivia and a unique
iron-clad guarantee.

FREE

Park Place Books is one of the few remaining full sized new and used
independent bookstores on the East Side.Consider supporting their efforts
to stay in business in the near future. They host many reading clubs and
community events.

This poetry reading series began
in 2007.

Park Place Books is located in the
Park Place Mall off 85th Street in
Kirkland at 348 Parkplace Ctr
Kirkland, WA 98033-6229

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*NEW Series BeginsJanuary 9th in Gig Harbor WA.
Start Spreading the News ! ! !

Muse at MORSO Series
2nd Thursdays 7 p.m.
Brand NEW Series in Gig Harbor, WA
begins January 9th

Feature Poet: Christopher J. Jarmick
Plus Open Mic

Jerry Libstaff of Watermark Writers and Vaughn Washington is adding yet
another poetry venue that happens the second Thursdays of the month at
Morso (upscale bar/restaurant) in Gig Harbor. It kicks off on 1/9/14
at 7p.m. and he’s asked me to be the sacrificial first featured poet to kick
things off (I’m honored to get things going and look forward to being the
feature at it’s 5th anniversary in 2018 too – I’ll have to check the
schedule regarding the 10th anniversary. . .). Please help me
get the word about the new regular poetry night happening in Gig Harbor.
There’s no cover charge, there’s also an open mic and a million dollar
water-view too!!!

Spread the word!

Muse at Morso Poetry Series
2nd Thursdays
Presented by Watermark Writers
Feature Poet, Open Mic No Cover
Starts at 7 p.m.

Morso
Is located at:
9014 Peacock Hill Ave.
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
(253) 530-3463
MORSO EVENTS
WEBSITE HERE

Jerry Libstaff and Watermark Writers curate and
organize the Words and Music Showcases on the Key Peninsula
(March to October in Vaughn WA) that feature touring musicians
and poets;
and the
Blend of Words and Wine series at The Blend Wine Shop in
Key Center Wa every Third Thursday.

Watermark Writers Event Page Here

SPREAD the WORD!!!
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Thursday, January16th – Bellingham
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Reading, Workshop,

Whatcom Museum Exhibit Tour
AHA! Responding to Art : Reading
and Poetry Workshop with
Chris Jarmick

As part of the After Hours Art (AHA) series at the Whatcom Museum in
Bellingham Tour the Vanishing Ice Art Exhibit
and then from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Reading and Workshop by
Christopher J. Jarmick
Thursday 16 January 2014,
5:00pm – 08:00pm
$5 Thursday admission
/Free for Museum members

Tour Art of Vanishing Ice installation (5:00 p.m.)
reading and workshop 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Humanities WA.
Special thanks to Jim Bertolino and Anita Boyle for asking me
to participate!

Whatcom Museum Event
Website Here

Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher,
Is located at 250 Flora Street,
Bellingham, WA 98225

Here are a few listings from PoetsWest.com of many other readings and events happening throughout the Puget Sound.

Thursday, January 2 with sign up at 7 pm and reading at 7:30 pm
Couth Buzzard, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle
Open mic. Contact wrussellcarrick@gmail.com.

Saturday, January 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St., Poulsbo WA
Features TBA. Open mic. Contact Nancy Rekow at 206.842.6908.

Monday, January 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Bai Pai lounge, 2316 NE 65th St. (Ravenna neighborhood), Seattle
Open mike poetry and music with all night happy hour prices on drink. Contact Jed medjyers@hotmail.com.

Tuesday, January 7 at 8:00 p.m.
Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (Howell St. & Boren Ave.) Seattle
Seattle Slam features Imani Cezanne. Open mic sign-up between 8-8:30. Cover charge $5. 21+ with ID required at the door. Contact info@seattlepoetryslam.org.

Wednesday January 8 at 7:00 p.m.
The Station Bistro, 110 Second Street SW, # 125, Auburn, WA
Poetry at the Station Bistro features TBA. Open mic. Contact mcbreenpost@aol.com or check https://sites.google.com/site/stripedwaterpoets/.

Wednesday, January 8 with sign up at 7 pm and reading at 7:30 pm
Couth Buzzard, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle
Open mic. Contact wrussellcarrick@gmail.com or 06.436-2960.

Wednesday, January 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Park Place Books, Kirkland Park Place Mall, 348 Parkplace Ctr., Kirkland, WA
PEN and Take a Poem from Your Heart features PETER MUNRO . Open mic. Free. Host/MC Christopher J. Jarmick. Contact emeraldchris@yahoo.com.

Thursday, January 9 at 6:30 p.m. (PT) from KSER 90.7 FM
PoetsWest on The Road Home from Everett, WA. The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, January 9 at 7:00 PM
Morso Wine Bar, 9014 Peacock Hill Ave., Gig Harbor WA
Watermark Writers features Christopher Jarmick. Free event. Open mic. Contact 253-530-3463.

Thursday, January 9 at 6 p.m.
Ballard Branch SPL, 5614 22nd Ave. NW, Seattle
It’s About Time Writers Reading Series features TBA. Open mic. Contact Katie Tynan mktynan@gmail.com.

Friday, January 10 at 7:00 pm
King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Avenue, Tacoma
Distinguished Writer Series features Patty Kinney. Free event. Open mic sign-up 6:30 p.m. Contact Connie Walle pspc@pugetsoundpoetryconnection.org.

Saturday, January 11 at 3 p.m.
Orca Books, 509 E 4th Ave. in downtown Olympia WA
Origins: Native & Immigrant Women’s Stories in poetry & prose with Linda Strever & June O’Brien. Contact lstrever@comcast.net.

Saturday, January 11 at 4:00 p.m.
Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle
Reader’s Choice features Nancy Dahlberg, John Gorski, Griffith Williams. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 206.682.1268 or send us an e-mail.

Monday, January 13 at 8:30 p.m.
Wedgwood Ale House, 8515 35th Ave. NE #A, Seattle
Open mic with Wedgwood Words & Music (aka Wedgwood WAM). Contact munro.poetry@gmail.com.

Tuesday, January 14 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Caffe Zingaro, 127 Mercer St., Seattle
All open mic venue co-hosted by Margaret Roncone and Lainne Dexter. Sign-up not needed. Contact margaretroncone@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, January 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (Howell St. & Boren Ave.) Seattle
Seattle Slam features Monique Franklin. Open mic sign-up between 8-8:30. Cover charge $5. 21+ with ID required at the door. Contact info@seattlepoetryslam.org.

Wednesday, January 15 at 7:00 pm
The Creekside, 18200 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE, (Intersection of Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE and 140th Avenue NE), Woodinville, WA
PoetsWest@The Creekside features Janée Baugher. Open mic. Hosted by Clark Crouch and Virginia Cook. Emceed by Terry Busch. Contact ccrouch@thecreekside.net.

Wednesday, January 15 with sign up at 7 pm and reading at 7:30 pm
Couth Buzzard, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle
Open mic. Contact wrussellcarrick@gmail.com or 06.436-2960.

Wednesday, January 15 at 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Traditions Fair Trade Cafe, 5th and Water St., Olympia WA
The Olympia Poetry Network features Oregon poet Charles Goodrich. Open mic. Contact Joanne Clarkson Mokosh28@comcast.net.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 7pm.
Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters, 703 Grand Blvd., Vancouver WA
Tiger Talk features A Look Back…. Contact 360-907-4830 or email joyce200627@yahoo.com.

Thursday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m. (PT) from KSER 90.7 FM
PoetsWest on The Road Home from Everett, WA. The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, January 16 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher, 250 Flora Street, Bellingham WA
AHA! After Hours Art Responding to Art: Poetry Reading/Workshop with Chris Jarmick. $5; Thursday Admission is FREE for Museum Members. Contact: Anita or Jim Bertolino at 360-398-7870 orakboyle@egressstudio.com or jim@jamesbertolino.com.

Monday, January 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Bai Pai lounge, 2316 NE 65th St. (Ravenna neighborhood), Seattle
Open mike poetry and music with all night happy hour prices on drink. Contact Jed medjyers@hotmail.com.

Tuesday, January 21 at 8:00 p.m.
Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (Howell St. & Boren Ave.) Seattle
Seattle Slam features TBA. Open mic sign-up between 8-8:30. Cover charge $5. 21+ with ID required at the door. Contact info@seattlepoetryslam.org.

Wednesday, January 22 at 7:00 p.m.
C&P Coffee Co., 5612 California Ave SW in West Seattle
Poetry Bridge features TBA. Open mic. Free event and open to all ages. Open mic sign-up begins at 6:45 p.m. Contact leopoldo.seguel@gmail.com.

Thursday, January 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Northwind Art Center, 2409 Jefferson St., Port Townsend, WA
Ann Spiers & Robert McNamara read from their latest books of poetry: Bunker Trail and Incomplete Strangers. Contact 360.379.1086.

Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle
Special event honoring the Centennial of the birth of William Stafford. This event is part of a global celebration. More info to come. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 206.682.1268 or send us an e-mail.

Tuesday, January 28 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Caffe Zingaro, 127 Mercer St., Seattle
All open mic venue co-hosted by Margaret Roncone and Lainne Dexter. Sign-up not needed. Contact margaretroncone@yahoo.com.

 

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One comment

  1. I wish I could hear you read in Bellingham on the 16th, Chris! I’ll be reading in Redmond with Bethany Reid that night. Another time… And thank you for listing all these events!



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