THIS WEEK & BeYond. . . .

March 14, 2012

March 14, 2012
The World of
Northwest Poetry
by Chris Jarmick

This Wednesday
March 14th
Park Place Books

Megan Snyder-Camp
Kate Lebo
plus Open Mic

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

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


THIS FRIDAY March 16th, 2012

Bookworm Exchange –Seattle

Our Features are:
Larry Crist
Alexander Smith


Bookworm Exchange is
located in Columbia City

4860 Rainier Avenue S.
Seattle Wa 98118

Opportunity only dances with those who are
already on the dance floor.
— H. Jackson Brown Jr
Poets are dancing all around
the Puget Sound.
Come watch or
join in the dance.

Email me at
regarding your event/reading
and I’ll try to include it. I can’t
always accomodate but I try.

From Kathleen Flenniken

Hello my friends. I am so happy to announce the
publication of Plume, my collection of poems about
the Hanford Nuclear Site, just out from University of
Washington Press.

I hope you will be able to join me at one of
these upcoming readings:

Sunday, March 18 Seattle: Open Books:
A Poem Emporium, 3:00 pm.
A party will follow at our house!
6507 57th Ave NE, Seattle 98115

Tuesday, March 27 Seattle:
Particles on the Wall Closing Reception and
Reading, Odegaard Library, UW, 7:00 pm,

Monday, April 2 Seattle: Elliott Bay Book
Company, 7:00 pm, Reading with Martha
Collins, author of White Papers,

Saturday, April 7 Bellingham:
Village Books, 7:00 pm, with Rachel Mehl
and Caleb Barber, http://villagebooks.com/

Friday, April 13 Spokane:
Get Lit! Poetry Salon, 9:00 pm,

Sunday, April 15 Tacoma:
Museum of Glass, 3:00 pm,
Reading with Rick Barot and
Michael Schmeltzer,

Wednesday, May 16 Olympia:
Reading for the Olympia Poetry Network,

Thank you!

From OPN

Featured Poet, Don Freas
Wednesday, March 21st, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Includes half-hour open mic

Traditions Café

5th Ave. and Water St. Downtown Olympia

Olympia resident Don Freas was
captured forty years ago by the siren
song of these southernmost finger-
bays of the Salish Sea. Don is an
artist who engages with expression
as a furniture maker, sculptor, poet,
and editor . He has four collections
of poems in print.

Blend Wine Shop & Watermark Writers


A Blend of Words and Wine


March 15, at 7:00 PM

at 8014 Key Peninsula Highway N.

In Key Center, WA

Join us on one Thursday each month.

Share your writing with the community at an open mic. Experience well known authors.

Enjoy a wonderful beverage; a glass of wine, beer or your favorite soft drink.
March 15 we present our featured poet, Scott Heffernan. The author of
five books is currently working on his sixth. Heffernan is a prolific writer
of poetry, short stories and essays.

Most 3rd Wednesdays Seattle–Ballard
Egan’s Jam House
address: 1707 NW Market St.
Ballard, WA zip 98107
Phone Number (206) 789-1621 (reservations for
limited table seating are advised.)
7 p.m. to 8:30p.m.

Poetry/Music/Comedy and Burlesque Variety Show
No open mic. Invited performers co-hosted by Larry
Crist Regular Performers usually include: Susan Harper,
Larry Crist, Mike Murdock, Hugh Sutton, Kylie Coyote
Over 21
Free (donate what you can…and buy a drink/food)

From Jerry Libstaff

The 4th Season of
Words and Music is underway.
Next program–March 24th !!!

We are excited to present some of the top entertainers
in the country to perform on the waterfront in Vaughn WA.
Please call or email to reserve your space. We are
limited to a maximum of 65 guests in this intimate setting
. Your $20 donation provides for all food and beverages
plus the entertainment.

Eugene Ruffolo -Music // Joseph Green –Words
March 24th, 2012

Words and Music presents Eugene Ruffolo, March
24th. A NYC based singer-songwriter-guitarist
whose unique vocal talents have made him a
favorite in both the US and Europe. He has worked
with artists as diverse as Garth Brooks, Tony Bennett,
David Wilcox, Run DMC, Cheryl Wheeler and Livingston
Taylor and has written and performed hundreds of
national television advertising spots. Ruffolo works
regularly for shows such as Saturday Night Live and
The David Letterman Show. A first call studio singer-
his voice has been featured in numerous Hollywood
sound tracks, and he has worked with famed directors
Ennio Morricone, George Lucas, and Brian DePalma.

He has won first prize in prestigious songwriting
competitions including a prize by the Public Domain
Foundation for having written one of the year’s most
notable songs of social significance and change. His
newest CD, “A Fool for Every Season”, features guest
appearances by Marc Cohn, Jonatha Brooke and
Livingston Taylor. One spin and you’ll quickly
understand why Ruffolo has been asked to lend his
unique vocal talents to hundreds of national projects.
“I was blown away the first time I heard Eugene Ruffolo and
he just gets better and better. Not only is he one of the best
singers I’ve ever heard, his songs are compelling and beautifully
crafted. On top of that, he’s an awesome acoustic guitarist.
Catch Eugene now, before you have to stand in line!” Artie
Traum, artist, producer

We are thrilled to present Eugene Ruffolo on the
waterfront in Vaughn WA.

Joseph Green –Poet

Joseph Green lives in Longview, WA. where he’s taught
English at Lower Columbia for nearly twenty five years.
His poems have appeared in The Bellingham Review, Crab
Creek Review, Hubbub, Pearl, The Threepenny Review, Willow
Springs and LYLLYVA among others. He’s held the PEN
Northwest’s Writing Residency at Dutch Henry Homestead
in Oregon’s Rogue River Canyon.

Joseph has several books including titles; His inadequate
Vocabulary, Deluxe Motel, The End of Forgivness,
That Thread Still Connecting Us and Greatest Hits.
Joseph and his wife, Marquita produce limited edition
hand set letterpress editions through their publishing
company, Peasandcues Press.

2012 Schedule
March 24 Eugene Ruffolo
April To be announced
May 5 Michael Shoup
June No Concert
July 21 Jacob Moon
August No Concert
September 15 Chris Castle
October 13 Mellisa Greener

Words and Music donations support the artists
. Additional funds go to support Watermark Writers
Young Writers’ Program each summer.
To find out more email us at
or call 253-778-6559.

PoetsWest @ The Creekside
18200 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE
Woodinville, WA 98072
[Intersection of Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE
and 140th Avenue NE]

~~ 7:00pm, Third Wednesdays ~~
Featuring one or two poets (and YOU at the
open mic)

our featured poet, Cathy Ross, whose first book,
If Ithe Moon Came Out Only Once a Month, was
officially released a coupleof days ago. More info
is posted on our blog and Cathy’s bio is posted here.
Come on out and enjoy her poetry as well as your
opportunity on the open mic.

And a head’s up about our venue on April 18 during
National Cowboy Poetry Week. You’re invited to take
part on the open mic that evening and, if you’re so
inclined, to pencil a western or cowboyverse in
whatever form (traditional or modern) that you’d like.
A special guest will be poet and guitarist, Lynn Kopelke,
the president of the Columbia Chapter (covering
Washington, Oregon, and British
Columbia) of the Western Music Association.

Hosts: Clark Crouch (425-286-1182) & Virginia
MC: Terry Busch
Venue and refreshments courtesy of The
[A Merrill Gardens Retirement Community]

From McBreen Central

it is official!

we have an open mic in Auburn!
the as yet unnamed event will happen on the
first monday of every month from 7 to 9 beginning in
at the Station Bistro in the Auburn transit center
that is: 110 2nd street suite 125 98001
they have excellent soup!
there is plenty of parking across the street
we will have a feature every month
with the open mic (to be announced)
so please come and support poetry!

Monday April 2 at the
Station Bistro in Auburn 7pm

this will be our grand opening first event
so we hope we get a crowd
and then every first monday night after
that we hope we get a crowd too
but let’s make the first one memorable!


Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Avenue South,

Five poets read: Victoria Ford,
Holly Hughes, Jack McCarthy,
Joannie Stangeland, and
Joan Swift. Contact

Wednesday, May 30 at 7 p.m.
Room 202, Good Shepherd Center, 4649
Sunnyside Avenue North, Seattle
Five poets read:
Sharon Hashimoto,
Donald Kentop,
Belle Randall,
Michael Spence,
and Richard Wakefield.

Contact David D. Horowitz,


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