Archive for February, 2012



February 16, 2012


FRIDAY February 17th, 2012

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

Our Features are:
Richard (Dick) Brugger
David Thornbrugh
possibly some performance poetry
from members of the
Trench Mouth Medicine Show
from the Bay Area!!!!


Dick Brugger
was executive director of Auburn Youth
Resources for twenty-one years prior
to his retirement in 1997. In 1983 he
was named Auburn Area Citizen of the
Year. For another twenty-one years
before coming to Auburn, Brugger was
a Franciscan Friar and Roman Catholic
priest. His poetry has appeared n the
Plateau Area Writers Association
Quarterly, the Doylestown (Pennsylvania
) Intelligencer and PoetsWest Literary
Journal. His Prose has appeared n
Heart of the Matter and nine PAWA
Anthologies, he was a 2nd place
performance poet winner at the
Washington Poets Association
annual meeting in the Spring of 2003
in Tacoma, Washington, Brugger’s
poetry has been in animated in a Father
and Daughter productions with his
daughter, Artist Jessie Brugger. In
January, 2012 Brugger was named the
first Poet Laureate of the City of
Auburn, Washington.

David Thornbrugh
is a West Coast poet who has been
bouncing around the world
for six decades now (including Japan,
South Korea and Poland.
He writes poetry that reflects a somewhat
whimsical and occasionally caustic
view of the world, and hopes he is
wrong about the giant salamander
coming from deep space to devour us.
He has lots of publishing credits
but is too busy to bother looking them.

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

March 16th, 2012- Larry Crist &
Alex Smith


Wednesday March 14, 2012
7 to 8:30 p.m.

Susan Rich
Keli Russell Agodon

Open Mic

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

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.

April: Judith Roche &
Sharon Cumberland

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


Thursday, March 8th, 2012

It’s About Time
2nd Thursday Reading
Ballard Public Library
5614 22nd Ave. N.W.
Seattle , WA 98107206-684-4089
6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. FREE

# 269 – Katy E. Ellis,
Elena Louise Richmond,
Jennifer D. Monroe, &
Christopher J. Jarmick
on the Writer’s Craft
Open Mic


Wednesday March 28th, 2012

C & P Coffee–West Seattle
5612 California Avenue Southwest
Seattle, WA 98136

Featured Readers
Christopher J. Jarmick

plus Open Mic