Archive for November, 2014


NorthWest Poetry Update Turkey Days and Beyond. . . .

November 25, 2014

“Imagination is everything.
It is the preview of life’s
coming attractions.”
Albert Einstein

December 10 – Kirkland Wa.

December 10th, 2014
7 to 8:30 p.m.
2nd Wednesday Take a Poem From Your Heart Reading
(now in its 8th year)

Featured Poets:
December 10th –

Jack Remick
Jed Myers

Open Mic
Park Place Books Website

348 Parkplace Center, Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 828-6546

January 14th – Michael Spence and
Sharon Hashimoto
November 26 West Seattle

C & P Coffee 7 p.m.

Cheryl Latif and
Tim Newcomb
featured readers

with Community Open Mic afterwards.

See our website for more information:
Click HERE

C&P Coffee
5612 California Ave SW
West Seattle, WA
Starts at 7 PM at C&P Coffee and
will end no later than 9 PM.

December 3 Auburn

Poetry at Station Bistro

Christmas Special!!!
Open Mic!

the First Wednesday each month
at 7 p.m.
SWP and the Northwest Renaissance
with support from the
Auburn Arts Commission
and King County 4Culture present:
Poetry at the Station Bistro!
emcee: Emilie Rommel Shimkus

Featured Poets
and Open Mic!

the Station Bistro is located at:
110 2nd Street # 125
Auburn, WA 98003


December 3rd      Duvall, WA

Priscilla Long features on Wednesday,

December 3rd, 7 PM, AT 

Duvall Library * 15508 Main Street NE •

Duvall, WA 98019

Signup begins at 6:45 and our open mic starts

at 7:00 p.m. Duvall Library is an all-ages venue.

Bring your poetry, prose or even song, along with

a friend to hear you at the mic! Von Thompson will


PRISCILLA LONG is a Seattle-based author and

teacher of writing. Her book of poems,Crossing Over,

 is forthcoming from the University of New Mexico Press.

Her other books are The Writer’s Portable Mentor:

A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life and

Where the Sun Never Shines: A History of

America’s Bloody Coal Industry. Her shorter works

include science, poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction,

and her column, Science Frictions, appeared on the website

of The American Scholar for 92 weeks (2011-2013). Her work

has appeared in The Tampa ReviewThe Gettysburg Review,

Women’s Review of Books, Post Road, Raven Chronicles,

Cincinnati Review, The Southern Review, Web Conjunctions,

Alaska Quarterly Review, Fourth Genre, Passages NorthBosque,

and elsewhere. Her awards include a National Magazine Award,

and she has been a fellow at Hedgebrook, the Millay Colony for the

Arts, and Jack Straw Productions. Her MFA is from the University

of Washington. She serves as Founding and Consulting Editor of, the online encyclopedia of Washington state

history. For more information please visit



December 5th Seattle

Raven Chronicles

An Open Mic Retrospective Reading & Reception:
a fund raiser for Raven’s first Anthology,
which will include work from Vol. 1,
Summer/Fall 1991, to Vol. 6, Fall 1996.

Publishing date: Feb/March, 2015.
Raven is a Seattle-based Journal
of Art, Literature & The
Spoken Word.

Come HELP US Celebrate!

December, 5, Friday,
7:00 p.m., $5 donation.

Jack Straw Cultural Center,
4261 Roosevelt Way N.E.
University District, Seattle

Program includes:

Paul Hunter (MC)

Michael Hureaux
Kathleen Alcalá
Carletta Carrington Wilson
J.T. Stewart
Donna Miscolta

John Olson
Dennis Caswell
Larry Laurence

Duane Niatum
Lawrence Matsuda
Phil Red Eagle
Thomas Hubbard

Ann Spiers
Anna Bálint
Sibyl James
Judith Roche
Carolyne Wright

David Massengill
Jeremy Springsteed
Mark S. Johnson

Gail Tremblay
Alicia Hokanson
Maryna Ajaja
Joannie Stangeland

Jesse Minkert
Larry Crist
Paul Nelson
Steve Potter

Martha Linehan
Georgia S. McDade
M. Anne Sweet
Waverly Fitzgerald
Chris Jarmick
“Creativity takes courage. “



December 5, 2014– Redmond WA

Redmond Association of Spokenword
December 5 (RASP) Holiday Party
6:30-8:45 p.m.

Old Redmond Schoolhouse
Community Center
16600 NE 80th St., Redmond, WA
Room 206

Like to write and want to have fun?
Join us for writing games and celebrations.

Bring a holiday treat or snack.
RASP will provide the beverages.

December 6 Redmond WA

Redmond Lights Poetry Reading
Poet Laureate Michael Dylan Welch
Saturday, December 6, 2014
4:00 – 5:00pm
Council Chambers, City Hall First Floor
15670 NE 85th Street, Redmond

Kick off your Redmond Lights experience
with Redmond’s Poet Laureate. Learn
more about the rengay poetry form and
listen to readings from Michael Dylan
Welch’s new book True Colour.
Copies of the book will be available and
light refreshments will be served.
Event is free to the public.

Other Michael Dylan Welch
Redmond Poet Laureate
Events can be found here:

December 13 SEATTLE
6 to 10 p.m.

Very Open House
Guest artists, demos food trucks
and MORE!

Get ready folks!
The doors of Equinox
will be open for another
amazing “Very Open House”
and like previous years
it’s going to be epic!

Join us at Equinox Studios
on December 13th
from 6:00-10:00pm
and don’t forget to invite
your friends!

Equinox Studios is located at
6555 5th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108

See Art, hear music, listen to
some poets, dance, eat, be merry,
‘tis the season
is good enough reason.

Fun interview with
Jim Bertolino
Anita K. Boyle

in The Bellingham Herald