WHAT A NIGHT !!!! KEY PENINSULA, Vaughn Washington June 2, 2011!!!

June 3, 2011


Thank you Jerry and Pam for being wonderful hosts, providing yummy and varied foodstuff and drinks and the incredible setting of the Puget Sound, Mountains, Humming birds and other critters.     Thank you to all of the great listeners who came, donated a few dollars, and filled the seats so that it made sense for CLaude to perform music and me to recite poetry.  Thanks for jumping in and participating in the mini-writing exercise.    Thanks for making it so easy for me to share some words with you.

Wow.  Claude Bourbon.  Someone you don’t hesitate to call a musician’s musician.  He has chops in his chops.  What an incredible guitarist.  And he certainly made my decade when he agreed to accompany me as I read my poem.  We didn’t rehearse it, we just did it, and Mssr. Bourbon is such an incredible talent, he made it easy for me to blend my words into his incredible guitar playing.   Wow I got to have a world class musician accompany my spoken word.

So thank you to everyone who came to the program last night.  I felt welcomed, appreciated and really enjoyed sharing my poetry, and getting to listen to, and even perform with Claude Bourbon.

Plus I got to meet that Scott guy again  (who I haven’t seen in a couple of years).

Next Wednesday. . . June 8th. . ..   I’m hosting 3 talented poets and an open mic at Park Place Books.

Wednesday…June 8     Kirkland Park
Place Books  
This month for the final
reading of the 2010/2011 series (the
2011/12 series begins in September)
our  Featured poets are  Rebecca
Meredith, Douglas Schuder and
David Horowitz!!!

DAVID D. HOROWITZ founded and manages Rose Alley Press, which primarily publishes books featuring
Pacific Northwest rhymed metrical poetry. Through Rose Alley Press he has published fourteen books, including his own collections Stars Beyond the Battlesmoke; Wildfire, Candleflame; Resin from the Rain;and Streetlamp, Treetop, Star. Many of David’s poems have been published in fine literary journals,such as The Lyric, Candelabrum,and The New Formalist. His essays often appear in the online journal Exterminating Angel. He has also edited and published two Northwest poetry anthologies: Limbs of the Pine, Peaks of the Range (2007) and Many Trails to the Summit (2010). David gives frequent readings in and around Seattle, where he lives. His Web site is www.rosealleypress.com.
Rebecca Meredith is a poet, writer, and psychotherapist, as well as a RASP cofounder, who served as its coordinator
and president for years. Her work has been published in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, and performed in such venues as the Burning Word Poetry Festival, the Seattle Moon Viewing Festival, Redmond’s Arts in the Park, and on KUOW’s The Beat. Her chapbook, Intergenerational Delta Blues, was published by Pudding House Press.She is a fellow of the Jack Straw Writers’ Program, an alumna of Hedgebrook Women Writers’ Colony, and was appointed the first Poet Laureate of the City of Redmond IN 2010.

(Randolph) Douglas Schuder is a longtime Seattle resident held captive to northwestern landscapes.  Semi-
retired he enjoys many outdoor pursuits such as backpacking, canoeing and fly-fishing. Memberships include
The Mountaineers, Wilderness Society, Defenders of Wildlife and 350.org. Rose Alley Press published his
collection To Enter Stillness and his work is featured in 2010’s ManyTrails to the Summit  and
the 2007 Anthology: Limbs of the Pine Peaks of the Range.

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
FREE!!!  Plus open mic

PEN and Take a Poem From Your Heart
presents 2nd Wednesday Poetry at Park
Place Books
poetry with featured poets:   
plus open mic. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  FREE
The 4 year old series is scheduled from September through June.
Park Place Books is one of the few remaining full sized new and used independent bookstore on the East Side.
Consider supporting their efforts to stay in business in the near future.  They host many reading clubs and community events. They are  located in the Park Place Mall off 85th Street  in Kirkland at 348 Parkplace Ctr Kirkland, WA 98033-6229


One comment

  1. Hi Chris,
    My name is Jane and I’m with Dwellable.
    I was looking for blogs about the Key Peninsula to share on our site and I came across your post…If you’re open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
    Hope to hear from you soon!

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