NorthWest Poetry Update May 15 2012 This Week and Beyond!!!

May 15, 2012

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. ~Sylvia Plath


Here’s the Reading HOT list.


From Dobbie Norris:

May 15th, 2012 TONIGHT!!!

Third Tuesdays Poets & Writers


MAY 15th – 7-8:30pm
Curated by
Dobbie Reese Norris
Guest Wordsmiths –


Musical Guest – Sara Depp


13000 Linden Avenue North –
one block west of Aurora


Sandwiches, Salads, Pastries,Coffee, Teas, Beers, Wines and
Intelligence. Bring a date.


Improving lives one cup at a time


Friday May 18,
@ Bookworm Exchange

FRIDAY May 18, 2012
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. FREE

Robert Lashley
Gary Wade


Gary Wade began writing poetry regularly on his kids’
brown paper lunch bags many years ago. He began
writing for himself in the 1990’s. He is an active participant in
Bellingham’s Monday Poetry Night Open Mic. He
has featured in several NW venues. He is a retired US
Forest Service Research Ecologist. When visiting in
Illinois he works as a substitute high and middle
teacher in Carlyle, Illinois.


Robert Lashley grew up in Tacoma and attended Western Washington
University. He lives in Bellingham,which he helped develop into a
leading West Coast poetry performance center. Robert is
a finalist for a Cave Canem fellowship and has had poems
published in No Regrets; your hands your mouth; and
Feminenete. Radical Lunchbox Press in 2009 published his
collection, Songs My City Taught Me. He’s got a newer one too!!!
Visit http://www.facebook.com/robert.lashley.


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 7 years and counting! The store may be closing in early 2013!!! C’mon!!!


BookWorm Exchange @
4860 Rainier Avenue S.
Seattle Wa 98118


JUNE– David Horowitz (new book release!!)
and Don Kentop (!!!!)


SEPTEMBER– Christine Swanberg


Monday June 4th, 2012
Jack McCarthy !!!!
Christopher J. Jarmick
plus Open MIC
The Poetry Station
Station Bistro in


The Auburn Station Bistro is located at
110 Second Street SW, Ste. 125, one block
south of West Main Street on the east side of
the Auburn Transit Center, in the big brick
building below the green metal vine. Parking
is plentiful, the event is free and open to all.


This brand new (as of April 2nd, 2012) Series
is Presented by Northwest Renaissance
Poets, Performers & Publishers, in
collaboration with Auburn Striped Water
Poets, with generous support
from the Auburn Arts Commission.
Admission is free.

Wednesday, June 12 @ Park Place
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Kirkland Washington


Featured Readers

Robert Lashley
Dobbie  Reese Norris

Open Mic



LAST Reading until September!!!!
Bring a poem to read!
Hear some talented poets!


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.

See you in September!!!

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


From Willow

Wednesday May 16th –– Olympia
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Kathleen Flenniken:
Kathleen Flenniken’s new collection, Plume, is
a search for identity, a bout with betrayal, and
a coming-to-terms with the Hanford Nuclear site,
where her scientist father worked for nearly 35
years and she worked for three, as an engineer
and hydrologist. Plume will be released in
February by University of Washington Press.
Flenniken’s first book, Famous, won the Prairie
Schooner Book Prize and was named a Notable
Book by the American Library Association and
a finalist for the Washington State Book Award.
She is an editor for Floating Bridge Press,
dedicated to publishing Washington State Poets,
and a teacher for Writers in the Schools and
Jack Straw.


She will be reading. Wed. May 16th

6:30-8:00 p.m.

Includes half-hour open mic

At Traditions Café

5th Ave. and Water St.
Downtown Olympia


–Willow Wicklund

OPN Publicity Chair
May 16 — Breadline 7 p.m.

1508 Eleventh Ave (tween Pike and Pine at
Vermillion—all ages—no cover
Among the performers:


Roy Seitz
Isaac Graham
Music from
Coopersmith Grotesque
Animation/graphics from
Megan Kelso
Plus open mic
From Phoebe Bosche

please post:

3pm, Memorial Weekend
Elizabeth (Beth) Myhr’s house
532-30th Avenue, Seattle.
Print & CD Issue of “Matters of the
Spirit available.
Raffle of Artwork:
tickets $5.00 each.
Original photos/art; books and chapbooks from Raven
Contributors Music; Readings; Hijinks. Potluck. Bring a dish to
feed spirit and body.
RSVP Raven,
editors@ravenchronicles.org if you can join us!
Information: 206-941-2955

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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