Poetry in the Northwest September

September 16, 2011

September 13, 2011
The World of
Northwest Poetry
by Chris Jarmick
Focus on
NorthWest Bookfest

The focus this time is on
Northwest Bookfest.
Saturday and Sunday
October 1 & 2
in Kirkland.

E-mail, Twitter, Facebook

Carpool, Bus it,

Support writers, poets, small
press publishers, independent
bookstores and BOOKFEST!!!
Show up and enjoy it.

It’s free. You can attend readings,
workshops, panels, talk to authors,
publishers, booksellers and even
make some new friends.

You can donate a few dollars,
spend a few on books from
an independent book store, an
author or small press publisher.

There’s even a few poetry related



Peter Kirk Park, 202 Third Street, Kirkland, WA

Over fifty author panels, hundreds of authors,
writing and publishing workshops,
family programs and more!

Saturday October 1
Community Center
Lobby Meeting Room

4– 6:00pm – Northwest Poetry Reading
and Open Mic.
Hosted by Christopher J. Jarmick
James Bertolino
John Burgess
Anita K. Boyle
Megan Snyder-Camp
Mary Crane
David Horowitz

Featuring the Kirkland Reporter
winning poetry contest entries
Open Mic

Community Center Multi-purpose Room
2 to 3:00 p.m.
Northwest Women’s Voices, Poetry
Kelli Russell Agodon
Elizabeth Austen
Jeannine Gailey
Susan Rich

If you like the idea of
make sure you go.

Park Place Books in Kirkland
Wednesday September 14th
John (Graffito) Burgess and
Raul Sanchez are the features
plus Open Mic 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Friday September 16th at Bookworm
Exchange in Seattle
John Sibley Williams & Anatoly Molotkov
visiting from Oregon
and Christopher J. Jarmick
are the features; plus open mic.
8 to 10 p.m. FREE
Details in column on you left.

Look Below for the FREE

1. Workshop in Kent on
Saturday Afternoon !!!!

2. For the Third Thursday
Soulfood Books-Redmond

3. Polish Poetry and Butoh!

4. Michael Daly Workshop!!!
(Note: not Free)


6. OPN


7. NorthWest Bookfest has returned
October 1 and 2 in Kirkland!!!
Writer panels, workshops and
some poetry 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday
October 1st. Details on your left
It’s all FREE too.

plenty more to check out.

Feel free to pass some or all of this email
onto whoever you’d like.

Thursday, September 15th, 7:00 p.m.
SoulFood Books, 15748 Redmond Way , Redmond , Washington
for directions, visit http://sites.google.com/site/soulfoodpoetrynight/Home
We’re pleased to feature the following poets, plus an open-mic reading:

Roberto Ascalon is a poet, writer, arts educator, and spoken-word performance artist who lives in West Seattle . Roberto uses his love for the craft of poetry to transform the world that surrounds him. He connects with audiences via universal narratives that encompass topics such as racism, first kisses, love, family, and Spam. He has taught at Nova High School and participated in Seattle Arts and Lectures Writers-in-the Schools program. Roberto currently works as a teaching artist and mentor for Arts Corps, Youth Speaks Seattle, and the Service Board.

Clare Lilliston is a young poet currently making a home in her birthplace of Seattle , Washington . In 2007, she served as Richard Hugo House’s youth writer-in-residence, facilitating workshops and the monthly youth open mic, Stage Fright. She has been a two-time member of the Youth Speaks Seattle Poetry Slam Team (2008 and 2009), travelling to Washington , D.C. and Chicago to compete in the international youth poetry festival Brave New Voices. Her first chapbook is forthcoming
Hope to see you there my freinds,
all my best,

From Joan Laage

Joan Laage (Kogut Butoh & guests)
….upcoming performances…
Sunday, September 18, 2011 6 pm [free]

Peace Through Art/Pokoj Przez Sztuke

Polish Salon of Poetry:
poetry in Polish & English and Drumming Up Oskar by
Joan Laage & Samuel Yoder

Polish Cultural Center, 1714 18th Ave, Capitol Hill

Thursday, September 21, 2011 7 pm [donation]

Pistol Shrimp
David Thornbrugh – poet
Joan Laage – butoh
Tony Beaulaurier – guitar

@ Breadline Live Performance and Poetry Series
Vermillion, 1508 11th Ave (Capitol Hill)

October 16, 2011 11-3 pm [garden admission]

Maple Viewing at the Seattle Japanese Garden

Encounter roving rogue ronin while enjoying blazing autumn
foliage throughout the Garden. Seen throughout the garden
from 11:30-12:30, the ronin are Joan Laage (Kogut Butoh-
director), Diana Garcia-Snyder, Kaoru Okumura, and Helen
Thorsen. There will be other activities to enjoy too.


August Postcard Writing Fans….

Saturday September 17
from 1 to 3
at East Hill
Friends Church
22600 116th Ave SE
Kent, WA 98031

be prepared for more poetry!
inspired by the August Poetry Postcard Extravaganza thing
and the many interesting hand made postcards received
and the wonderful poetry they inspired
Marjorie Rommel and Brendan have come up with a three part
postcard/poetry workshop first for any August Poetry Postcard
participants who want to,

this is a chance to share interesting postcards and poems you
received second this is a how to workshop on making collage
postcards third will be poetry writing exercises based on
responding to the postcards as well as writing about the postcards
you make, and sharing the cards and poems in order to inspire the
happening of more poetical things then we will repeat steps two and
three twice maybe three times depending on time all are invited!
it is recommended that each person bring scissors (but do not run
with them!) old magazines or wall paper samples or out of date
calendars and such that can be cut up, glue sticks would be nice
too, but these are recommendations and are not required
there will be some glue, cut up-able material, scissors, and cards
available to share

The Olympia Poetry Network’s poetry reading for September 21
features poet, Kelli Russell Agodon. The event starts at 6:30 pm,
at Traditions Cafe, 5th and Water Streets, Olympia. An open mike
will precede the reading. Agodon is the author of Letters from the
Emily Dickinson Room (White Pine Press, 2010), which recently won
the Foreword Book of the Year Prize in Poetry. She is also the
author of Small Knots (2004) and Geography, winner of the 2003
Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award. She is the editor of Seattle’s
literary journal, Crab Creek Review and the co-founder of Two
Sylvias Press

Cynthia R. Pratt
OPN Publicity Chair

A Northwest Renaissance
Poetry / Creative Writing
Workshop with

Michael Daley

Author of Moonlight in the Redemptive
Forest, To Curve, Way Out There:
Lyrical Essays, The Straits, and others.
His books will be available for purchase.

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 24

The Kent Historical Museum
Bereiter House
855 E. Smith Street
Kent, WA – Phone: 253-856-5185

Cost: $35 includes a light lunch

The day’s work will include guided imagery exercises to generate poetry and prose responses, an introduction to Basho, and exercises in haibun, which combines brief lyrical essays with haiku-esque poems –– a collaboration that enlarges and illuminates what Daley describes as “the branching of our thought.”

Workshop participants are asked to bring 12 copies of a favorite poem of no more than 15 lines for discussion and as springboards to new writing.

THE KENT HISTORICAL MUSEUM this year has received a large number of historical Japanese artifacts reflecting the far-reaching cultural changes experienced by those who, in the early days of the last century, left their homelands to settle in and farm the fertile Kent Valley. Selected items donated by Japanese families and other early Kent pioneers, and a Museum tour –– including an introduction to the Museum’s resident ghost –– will stimulate your creative juices. A few youth scholarships are available.

TO REGISTER, and for more information:
marjorie.rommel@gmail.com / 253-939-0571
Michael Daley
Michael Daley was born in Boston. He lives in Anacortes and teaches in Mt. Vernon, Washington. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, and holds an MFA from the University of Washington, Seattle. He was founding editor of Empty Bowl Press, Port Townsend, in 1976.
His poems and essays have appeared in American Poetry Review, Hudson Review, Alaskan Quarterly Review, Raven Chronicles, Seattle Review, on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac, and many other periodicals.

A 2001 Fulbright Teacher Exchange grant allowed him and his family to live in Hungary for a year.

Please: Add these coming events—and featured readers—
to your calendar
Renda Belle Dodge — Friday, September 30
Poetry & Prose Circle — Tuesday, October 18

FREE !! Discuss and improve your poetry & prose with Facilitator/Poet
Marge Manwaring! Bring your poem or story to our Poetry & Prose
Circle. We’ll gather to share our writing, then offer ideas for improvement. Take away a new perspective on your creative work. 6:30-9:00 pm Redmond Regional Library, Meeting Room #1 15990 NE 85th St., Redmond, WA
· Angela Jane Fountas — Friday, October 28

For more information about these events, and for information about future events, please see Redmond Association of Spokenword website: http://www.rasp.cc

These events are produced by Redmond Association of Spokenword (RASP) and sponsored in part by the City of Redmond and the Redmond Library.

Thank you,
Richard Shank
RASP Advisory Council–Publicity
You need to know about this !!!

Room #105, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community
Center (ORSCC), 16600 NE 80th St., Redmond WA
RASP Reading Series features

From Jerry Libstaff

SEPTEMBER 24, 2011
(Last Event of the 2011 Season) LeRoy Bell and Julene Tripp Weaver
Suggested donation, $15 per person for our September concert. Funding supports the entertainers. Additional donations provide for our Young Writers’ Program.

LeRoy Bell, teamed with Casey James, wrote songs for The Spinners, The O’Jays, The Temptations, Rita Marley and Elton John.
In 2003, Bell’s song, “Are you Ready For Love,” reached #1 in England and most of Europe. As a singer/songwriter, LeRoy released the acclaimed EP “Spending Time” on his own label, where it sold over 15,000 copies. He then released the CD, “Two Sides to Every Story”

LeRoy Bell has performed with B.B. King, Van Morrison, Etta James, Al Green, Paolo Nutini, India Arie, Erykah Badu, LeAnne Rimes, Michael McDonald, Idina Menzel, Colin Hay, Mavis Staples, Keb Mo, Taj Mahal, Leon Russell, Sonny Landreth, Charlie Musselwhite and Los Lobos. His experience places him in that incredible league of performers who create a sound that crosses many demographics. Don’t miss this opportunity to see LeRoy Bell on the waterfront in Vaughn, WA.

Julene Tripp Weaver, a native New Yorker who relocated to Seattle in 1989, uses writing in work with her clients. She has a private counseling practice called Keep The Change. Trip Weaver earned a Bachelor’s in Creative Writing from the City University of New York and a Masters here in Seattle. Her book of poetry, No Father Can Save Her, was published this past spring and her chapbook, Case Walking: An AIDS Case Manager Wails her Blues, in 2007.

Her work has been included in several journals including: Qarrtsiluni, Gemini Magazine, Nerve Cowboy, The Healing Muse, Main Street Rag, Pilgrimage, Outward Link, Blossombones, Drash, The Healing Muse, and Future Earth Magazine. Two recent anthologies that carry her poems are A Dream in the Clouds, featuring art inspired by the 2008 Presidential Election, and Spaces Between Us: Poetry, Prose and Art on HIV/AIDS.
She also writes fiction and creative nonfiction since studying with Tom Spanbauer and his team of Dangerous Writers.

Watermark Writers is a 501(c) 3 Non Profit corporation.
Call 253-778-6559 or email info@watermarkwriters.com for reservations and directions.

Words and Music
House Concerts
take place in an intimate, waterfront
setting that allows you to meet and talk
with your favorite Poets, Authors and
Limited to 65 guests, hors d’oeuvres and
refreshments are provided

For information, write
or call 253-778-6559

Watermark Writers’ youth programs.
Words & Music Programs


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