May 31, 2011

From Jerry Libstaff —

We would like to announce a very special, Thursday evening Words and Music, June 2 on the waterfront in Vaughn, WA.

We will present, from Washington, poet Christopher J Jarmick and guitarist Claude Bourbon from the UK.

Christopher J. Jarmick is the host of several Seattle Area poetry readings and performs throughout the Pacific Northwest. His latest book is IGNITION: Poem Starters, Septolets, Statements and Double Dog Dares. In 2009 he released a Spoken Word CD collaboration with Pulitzer nominee Michael C. Ford called: Radio Pictures; Aural Anxieties. As a PEN board member and former V.P. of the Washington Poets Association, Jarmick’s poetry, articles, stories and media reviews appear in various newspapers, magazines, literary journals and online. He was recently published in Raven Chronicles and was included in the Rose Alley Press Anthology, Many Trails to the Summit.

Born on the East Coast, Chris produced documentaries and television programs in Southern California where he worked on several Emmy winning documentary productions and programs for PBS. He worked on Square One T.V. and created a Cable T.V. comedy program with his Video Production students in the mid-1980s.Chris has written and produced programs for Hard Copy, Personalities, Entertainment Tonight as well as other programs and T.V. specials. He has written several screenplays and two award winning stage plays, and co-wrote the mystery-suspense novel; The Glass Cocoon .

Chris has lived and worked in the Seattle area since 1994.

Born in France in the early 60’s, Claude Bourbon grew up in Switzerland, where he was classically trained. Now based in England, this finger picking guitarist has performed all over the world; he has crafted an unbelievable fusion of classical and jazz, with ethereal Eastern influences, Spanish and Latin elements with strains of Western folk. The unique Monsieur Bourbon is a formidable performer. He may have his roots in the blues, but he is inspired by music and song from all around the world, taking these sounds and weaving them into a performance of blues, rock, jazz, songs and melodies that defy a label. Claude’s inimitable style incorporates all five digits on each hand dancing independently but in unison, plucking, picking and strumming at such speed and precision that his fingers often seem to melt into a blur. Thousands of people in the UK, Europe and USA have enjoyed listening to this virtuoso and for the majority of his audience it is an experience that compels them to return again and again to hear and watch him play, as his fingers lightly dance over the strings of his guitar and create a unique sound that is ’Claude’.

Please join us for this very special event. Call 253 778-6559 or reply to this email for reservations. As always, food and beverages are included for your $15 donation and additional funds will go toward our Young Writers’ Program on August 20.


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