Archive for October, 2011

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NaNoWriMo and Poetry in the Northwest

October 30, 2011

It’s NaNoWriMo (November 1st) and I’ll be writing a minimum of 50,000 words before December 1st. I’m hoping to do more than that and get a very rough draft of book number 2 in my new Mystery Novel series done (approximately 75,000 words I figure). So that will be my focus.

Yes still some poetry going on—of course. Day of the Dead Reading on November 5th at the Lake City Library 4 p.m. to 5:45. I’m hosting and reading with John Burgess, Judith Roche, Jeanine Hall Gaily, Carolyn Wright, Scott Gallasso and Raul Sanchez (who put this one together). That’s in North Seattle and if you are in the area, come on out for a great FREE poetry reading.

More Updates and poetry news soon. Thanks for reading.

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Poetry in the Northwest FLASH

October 26, 2011

THURSDAY OCTOBER 27TH
Everett 7 P.M. TO 9 P.M.
Zippy’s
2811 Wetmore Ave Everett,
WA 98201

Call it The SPOT or
Everett’s Open Mic Night
Home of the Zippites!
Garrett Rutledge hosts one of the best
open mic night in Washington State
and I (Christopher J. Jarmick) am
the featured poet 10/27/2011

Like their Facebook page when you
get a chance.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001037962709
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NOVEMBER 5TH 2011
LAKE CITY LIBRARY 4 TO 5:45 P.M.
‎12501 28Th Avenue NE, Seattle
Washington 98125

Day of the Dead Poetry Reading
curated by Raul Sanchez
host: Christopher J. Jarmick

The following poets are reading:
John Burgess, Jeannine Hall Gaily,
Judith Roche, Christopher J. Jarmick,
Raul Sanchez, Carolyn Wright, & Scott
Galasso!

Hope you can make it!!!!

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Wednesday November 9, 2011
7 to 8:30 p.m.
FREE

PEN and Take a Poem From Your Heart
will be presenting 2nd Wednesday
Poetry at Park Place Books

Peter Ludwin & Lisa Schmidt
plus open mic!

Peter Ludwin is the recipient of a Literary
Fellowship from Artist Trust. He was the
Second Prize Winner of the 2007-2008
Anna Davidson Rosenberg Awards, and
a Finalist for the Muriel Craft Bailey
Memorial Award. For the past ten years
he has been a participant in the San
Miguel Poetry Week in San Miguel de
Allende, Mexico, where he has
workshopped under such noted poets as
Mark Doty, Tony Hoagland and David St
. John. His work has appeared in many
journals, including The Bitter Oleander,
The Com-stock Review, Nimrod,
North American Review and Prairie
Schooner, toname a few. His first full
length collection, A Guest in All Your
Houses, was published in 2009 by Word
Walker Press. A chapbook, The Door
Unhinged, was a semi-finalist for both the
2010 Concrete Wolf Chapbook Award
and the Floating Bridge Press Chapbook
Award. His second full length manuscript,
Rumors of Fallible Gods, was a Finalist
for the 2010 Gival Press Poetry Award.
Hispoem “Terezin Concentration Camp,
Bohemia,” was nominated for a 2010
Pushcart Prize. An avid traveler who
has journeyed on the rivers of the
Amazon Basin in Ecuador by canoe to
visit remote Indian families, hiked in the
Peruvian Andes, thumbed for rides in
Greece and bargained for goods in the
markets of Marrakech and Istanbul,
he recently returned from a month in
Western China and Tibet.

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.They will be a big
part of the NEW Seattle Bookfest in
Kirkland the first weekend in
October.

December: Lyn Coffin
January: Elizabeth Austen

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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NORTHWEST POETRY UPDATE

October 5, 2011

Wednesday October 12, 2011
7 to 8:30 p.m.
FREE

PEN and Take a Poem From Your Heart
will be presenting 2nd Wednesday
Poetry at Park Place Books

Stephen Roxborough is our very
special guest feature.
plus open mic!

Stephen Roxborough (aka “roxword”)
was born in New York to a Canadian
father and American mother. He’s a
past board member for the Washington
Poets Association, cofounder of
Burning Word poetry festival, and head
poet for Madrona Center on Guemes
Island. An internationally acclaimed,
award-winning performance poet,
Rox has been nominated twice for the
Pushcart Prize (2003, 2006), appeared
at the Skagit River Poetry Festival
(2004), Brave New Words
(Whidbey Island, 2009), and coedited
radiant danse uv being, a poetic
portrait of bill bissett (2006). He is the
author of six books and one CD. His
newest collection, this wonderful
perpetual beautiful, was published in
the spring of 2011.

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.They will be a big
part of the NEW Seattle Bookfest in
Kirkland the first weekend in
October.

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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Bookworm Exchange
4860 Rainier Ave S. Seattle WA 98118
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. FREE

3RD FRIDAY IN October.

OCTOBER 21, 2011

Our Features are:
Michael Magee and Jean Musser
plus
visiting poet Linda Back Mackay
and award-winning photographer,
Lenny Zimmerman from Minneapolis.

plus open mic.

Bookworm Exchange is a warm friendly
new and used bookstore located in the
beautiful Columbia City retail district
surrounded by Art Galleries, Bakeries,
Excellent Restaurants, and coffee shops.
Owner Jim and his staff have thousands
of new and used booksand have
supported our poetry reading
for 6 years and counting! C’mon!!!
4860 Rainier Avenue S.
Seattle Wa 98118.