Archive for March, 2016

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NAPOWRIMO APRIL 1, 2016 & POETRY NORTHWEST (below)

March 31, 2016

“I read the way a person might swim, to save his or her life.

I wrote that way too.”

Mary Oliver

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NAPOWRIMO 2016  BEGINS. . . .

Day 1 of NaPoWrimo

Poetry NorthWest  (My Readings, Community Readings Events and More)

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And so it begins. . . .  NAPOWRIMO 2016  (and below  Northwest Poetry: Readings, Events and More)!

NaPoWriMo  2016    April 1 to April 30 2016

National Poetry Writing Month = NAPOWRIMO

Challenge:

Write at least one poem every day during National Poetry Month (April).

 

I post daily prompts meant to inspire and challenge you to write.

I try to keep things interesting and will be posting poems I write

within 48 hours.

 

Thousands of poets participate in the NaPoWriMo challenge.

Some post prompts on blogs or sites.

Many also post their poems…usually first drafts of writes.

 

Please participate any way you are able.  Write every day or every other day

or once a week.  If you fall behind and want to catch-up. . . do so.

If you skip some days… that’s okay.

 

This is a challenge, not a contest, not even a rite of passage.

Consider it a writing exercise and every day that you can participate

Consider it a gift you are giving to your creative self.

 

Feel free to write messages, share my posts (mention POETRYisEVERYTHING please).

I will sometime post links to other blogs and sites that have poems or promps.

 

Read more about NaPoWriMo here

 

This year I’ve asked Brendan McBreen,  a member of the Striped Water Poets

group in Auburn Washington to suggest some prompts that I’ll use during the

month of April.  Thankfully he sent over lots of suggestions.

 

ENJOY!!!

 

DAY 1  – NaPoWriMo Prompt for  April 1, 2016  

 

Let’s begin the 2016 NaPoWriMo challenge with a simple prompt.

 

Write 2 poems 4 to 6 lines in length using at least 6 of the words on this list of words:

Dime, dreary, nebulous, skin, work, discussion,

elated, heavenly, selective, press, alluring, volatile

Extra challenge… use all the words in both of your poems.

Any form or no form, rhyme or don’t rhyme.

If you post the poems on your blog or anywhere using this prompt…

send me a link.  Enjoy

For those living anywhere near Western Washington you might want to look

at the Poetry Day of the Week page that you’ll find in the upper right corner

under PAGES.

Poetry NorthWest Readings, Events & More

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MY READINGS

I have several more upcoming readings in support

of my newest collection of poetry, Not Aloud (MoonPath Press  2015).

Books will be available for purchase, all readings are FREE!

Additional information via provided links.

Thanks in advance if you are able to make the time

to attend any of these readings.

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April 21 – Edmonds Books 6:30 p.m.  Edmonds

 

Poetry in Edmonds

Thursday, April 21, 2016,

At 6:30 p.m.

 

Featured readers:

 

Lana Hechtman Ayers,

Christopher Jarmick,

Herb McClees,

Joannie Stangeland,

and

David D. Horowitz

Edmonds Bookshop,

111 Fifth Avenue South, Edmonds, WA

Telephone: Edmonds Bookshop, 425-775-2789

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April 30,  Wayward Café   Seattle

Mark the date… Saturday April 30th!

Wayward Coffeehouse Roosevelt

6417 Roosevelt Way NE, Ste 104, Seattle, Washington 98115

 

Extravaganza!!!

Speculative Writing

Ten Seattle-area speculative fiction authors will be reading fiction and poetry

at the Wayward Coffeehouse. Authors include Nathan Crowder,

Andrew Gaines, Christopher J. Jarmick, Alisha A. Knaff, Jessie Kwak, 

A. Pitts, Amy Schrader, Ian M. Smith, Dawn Vogel, and Jeremy Zimmerman.

Some of our authors will also have books for sale! Come hear tales of fantasy, s

cience fiction, and maybe a little bit of horror, and support local authors

and small businesses!

Hosted by Dawn Vogel

 

Wayward Coffeehouse Roosevelt

6417 Roosevelt Way NE, Ste 104,

Seattle, Washington 98115

Facebook Event Page here

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May 12th   Island Books 7 p.m.  Mercer Island

Thursday May 12

Island Books Poetry Night

7:00 p.m.

Featured Poets

Ramona Behnke,

Dennis Caswell,

Christopher Jarmick,

and David D. Horowitz

Island Books is located at

3014 78th Avenue Southeast, Mercer Island, WA

Telephone: store, 206-232-6920

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“No one wants to read poetry. You have to make it impossible

 for them to put the poem down—impossible

 for them to stop reading it, word after word.

You have to keep them from closing the book.”

Muriel Rukeyser

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COMMUNITY

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APRIL 4     Rainbow Café   7 p.m.  Auburn WA

Poetry at the Rainbow Cafe!

The Rainbow Cafe

112 East Main Street

Auburn, WA

 

Monday April 4

7 to 9

at the Rainbow Cafe

 

Martha Silano

and

Julie Courey

 

followed of course by our Open Mic

 

Julie Courey is a native of the greater Seattle area. She has been published

in Anthologies such as The International Library of Poetry (2001) The

Colors of our Dreams, World Poetry Movement (2012, 2014) Stars in

Our Hearts, and others. Julie is a regular open mic participant in

numerous regional open mic events. She is a writer of villanelles as well

as her heart touching free verse.

Martha Silano has authored four full-length collections of poetry, including

The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception, winner of the 2010

Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize and a Washington State Book Award finalist,

and Reckless Lovely (Saturnalia Books, 2014). She is also co-editor, with

Kelli Russell Agodon, of The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your

Writing Practice (Two Sylvias Press 2013). Martha’s poems have appeared

in many magazines, including Poetry, Poetry Daily, AGNI, American Poetry

Review,  Prairie Schooner, Crab Orchard Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and

are forthcoming in Blackbird, Mississippi Review, and elsewhere. Her poem

“Love” appears in The Best American Poetry 2009. Martha teaches at

Bellevue College, edits Crab Creek Review, and blogs at Blue Positive.

Extra Special Thanks to the Rainbow Cafe

to Striped Water Poets

to The NorthWest Renaissance

to The Auburn Arts Commission

to The City of Auburn

to King County 4culture

and to all of our wonderful Open Mic participants!

 

Striped Water Poets

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April 7  Ravenna Third Place Books  7 pm.  – Seattle

 

Ravenna Third Place Books Reading

Thursday April 7th @ 7:00 p.m.

 

Features:  Erin Malone

Natasha Moni

Michael Schmeltzer

 

FREE

 

Ravenna Third Place Books. 6504 20th Ave NE,

Seattle, WA 98115.

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April 8, 2016  Kings Bookstore  7 p.m.  TACOMA

The City of Tacoma and Puget Sound Poetry Presents

The Distinguished Writer Series

 

April 8th , 2016  7:00 p.m.

Kings Bookstore,

218 St. Helens, Tacoma WA

 

Featured Reader: Susan Rich

 

Susan Rich is the author of four books including Cloud Pharmacy

and The Alchemist’s Kitchen. She co-edited The Strangest of

Theatres: Poets Writing Across Borders with Brian Turner,

and has received awards from The Times Literary Supplement

(London) and the Fulbright Foundation. Rich’s individual poems

appear in Harvard Review, Southern Review, and World Literature Today.

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APRIL 9    Evergreen Invitational SLAM   7:30   MARYSVILLE, WA

 

The Jack McCarthy  Invitational Evergreen Poetry Slam

 

Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 PM

Evergreen Universal Unitarian Church

Marysville, Washington 98270

 

Jack McCarthy wanted his yearly Invitational Slam to continue.

And so it does

This year Jack’s Slam returns to Marysville with some new faces

and some favorites. We invite poets from all over to compete in a friendly,

albeit difficult poetry slam tournament, all to bring good, poetic cheer

to the people of his beloved Evergreen church community in Marysville.

Hosted by Mighty Mike McGee.

Doors open at 7:00. Show begins at 7:30.

Admission is sliding scale: $10 to $20

Poets confirmed for this year To Be Announced…

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE HERE:

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April 4th and Beyond  Readings & More

From Rose Alley Press and David D. Horowitz

POETRY:   APRIL 4TH  University Book Store,

4326 University Way NE, Seattle.

Monday, April 4th, 7:00 p.m.

FEATURED  Victoria Ford, David D. Horowitz,

Donald Kentop, Douglas Schuder,

Michael Spence, & Joannie Stangeland.

FREE.

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POETRY: APRIL 7  PoetsWest at Phoenix Tea,

902 SW 152nd St., Burien.

 

Thursday, April 7th, 7:00 p.m.

FEATURED:  Dennis Caswell, David D. Horowitz,

Donald Kentop, & open mic.

FREE.

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POETRY: APRIL 9  PoetsWest at Seattle Public Library,

Green Lake Branch, 7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N.

 

Saturday, April 9th, 4:00 p.m.

Featured:  David D. Horowitz, Rayn Roberts,

Christine Swanberg, & open mic.

FREE.

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POETRY: APRIL 14   Queen Anne Avenue Book Company,

1811 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle.

 

Thursday, April 14th, 7:00 p.m.

FEATURED:  Sharon Cumberland, David D. Horowitz,

Donald Kentop, & Bethany Reid.

FREE

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POETRY: APRIL 21 Edmonds Bookshop,

111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds.

 

Thursday, April 21st, 6:30 p.m.

FEATURED:  Lana H. Ayers, David D. Horowitz,

Christopher Jarmick, Herb McClees,

& Joannie Stangeland.

FREE.

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POETRY: MAY 12  Island Books,

3014 78th Ave. SE, Mercer Island.

 

Thursday, May 12th, 7:00 p.m.

FEATURED:   Ramona Behnke, Dennis Caswell,

David D. Horowitz, Christopher Jarmick,

& Laura Totten.

FREE

 

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POETRY: MAY 18 The Creekside,

18200 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd. NE,

 

Wednesday, May 18th, 7:00 p.m.

David D. Horowitz & open mic.

FREE.

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POETRY & BOOK FAIR:   MAY 19  TO MAY 22ND

 

Skagit River Poetry Festival. Readings, book fair:

Maple Hall, 103 Commercial St., La Conner.

 

Readings: Maple Hall and nearby locations, LaConner.

Thursday, May 19th – Sunday, May 22nd.

Rose Alley Press table: David D. Horowitz, Fri., May 20th, after 2:00 p.m.

& Sat., May 21st, beginning 9:00 a.m. in Maple Hall.

For more information, visit www.skagitriverpoetry.org.

 

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APRIL 11,  FREE WORKSHOP    OLYMPIA, WA

Free Olympia Workshop

‘Surprise and its various meanings in poetry’ is the topic for

the Paul Gillie Memorial Workshop, Monday, April 11, 7-8:30 p.m.

at the Olympia Community Center, 222 Columbia St. NW in downtown

Olympia.  Local Poet Tim Kelly will lead the session which will include

analysis of model poems and writing exercises for participants.  Kelly has

worked as a physical therapist in Olympia for 35 years.  The most recent

of his four volumes of poetry is “The Extremities,” published by Oberlin

College Press.  He has taught at Oberlin and at The Evergreen State College.

The workshop, sponsored by the Olympia Poetry Network, is free.

 

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April 20   Traditions Café  6:30 pm.   Olympia

 

Celebration National Poetry Month in April with Dead Poets!

Dead Poets come to life in honor of National Poetry Month 2016

on

 

Wednesday, April 20, from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

at

Traditions Café, 300 5th Ave SW, in downtown Olympia.

 

Ghost Poets appearing include: Edna St Vincent Millay, Alfonsina Storni,

Madeline DeFrees, Maxine Kumin, Tomas Transtromer,

and Tsendyn Chimeddorj.

 

They will reveal secrets about poetic success and read persona

l favorite poems. An Open Mic is available for those attending

to channel their favorite Dead Poets.

 

This Olympia Poetry Network event is free.

For more information call 360-701-2030.

 

Thanks again!  Celebrate Poetry during April and every day!

Joanne Clarkson, Poet

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HUGO HOUSE TALK –  APRIL 28TH  7 P.M.

 

Word Works: Kevin Young on “Throwing Your Voice”

April 28 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Young’s talk will be about voice and the perils of style, as well as the

possibilities of habits and finding new ones. After the talk, the

audience will have a chance to ask questions during a Q&A

moderated by a local writer, editor, or arts administrator.

HUGO HOUSE Website:

 

Kevin Young is the author of eleven books of poetry and prose

including Blue Laws: Selected & Uncollected Poems 1995-2015

(forthcoming 2016); Book of Hours, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts

Poetry Award and winner of the Lenore Marshall Prize from the

Academy of American Poets; Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad

Rebels; and Dear Darkness. His collection Jelly Roll: A Blues was a

finalist for both the National Book Award and the Los Angeles

Times Book Award or Poetry. Young’s nonfiction book The Grey

Album: On the Blackness of Blackness won the Graywolf Nonfiction

Prize and the PEN Open Award; it was also a New York Times Notable

Book for 2012 and a finalist for the 2013 National Book Critics Circle

Award for criticism. He is the editor of several collections, most

recently The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton, 1965-2010 and The

Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink. He is Charles Howard Candler

Professor of Creative Writing & English and curator of Literary

Collections & the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at Emory University.

 

“Kevin Young is one of the most talented poets in the United States.

With this new book, he should also become known as a major critic.”

— San Francisco Chronicle, reviewing The Grey Album

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April 29, 2014–RASP SPECIAL EVENT  Redmond WA

 

WINE TASTING & POETRY 

FREE

 

Open Mic & Reading featuring Joannie Stangeland

 

Redmond Association of Spokenword (RASP)

6:00-9:00 p.m.

VALA Eastside

Redmond Town Center

VALA Eastside is beneath the iPic Theater and between

the Z Gallery and Victoria Secret.

 

Please join us! Wine tasting starts at 6:00 PM, signup starts at 6:30 PM;

reading/open mic starts at 7:00 PM

 

About the featured reader:

Joannie Stangeland is the author of In Both Hands and Into

the Rumored Spring, both published by Ravenna Press, two

chapbooks, and the pamphlet A Piece of  Work. Joannie’s

poems have also appeared in Front Porch Journal, Off the

Coast, Hubbub, Santa Fe Literary Review, and other

publications. Joannie has  been a Jack Straw Writers Program

Fellow, taught writing classes at Hugo  House and LiTFUSE,

and served as a poetry editor for two journals. Read her

 blog .

A Wine and Poetry Pairing: Not only is Joannie Stangeland a poet, she co-owns

a winery with her husband, winemaker Tom Stangeland. Cloudlift Cellars

http://cloudlift.net/ crafts Bordeaux-style and Rhone-style wines in Seattle’s

Georgetown winery—and at the April RASP reading, you can sample them.

The evening will begin at 6:00 PM with wine tasting and light snacks, with

another opportunity to taste during the break before the open mic.

In order to participate in the wine tasting, you need to

RSVP to rsvp@raspread.com

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Louder Than a Bomb – Tacoma

The Tacoma Teen Poetry Festival

Saturday April 30, 2016 at 3:30 p.m.

at Tacoma Community College Auditorium

(Bldg. 2, near the 12th St. entrance)

Louder Than a Bomb is a team teen poetry slam competition

featuring poets from schools in Tacoma and Gig Harbor.

We also have slots open for independent poets ages 13-19.

To register as an indy poet, email ltabtacoma@gmail.com

(Spaces are limited.)

The event is free and all ages.

Friend us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @LTABTacoma

Presented by Write@253 and Tacoma Community College.

Sponsored by TCC Office of Student Services, Spark Grants,

a program of Greater Tacoma Community Foundation,

University of Puget Sound English Department, and King’s Books.

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Saturday, April 30  SPECIAL EVENT  WAYWARD COFFEEHOUSE

7 PM – 10 PM

Wayward Coffeehouse Roosevelt

6417 Roosevelt Way NE, Ste 104,

Seattle, Washington 98115

Ten Seattle-area speculative fiction authors will be reading fiction

and poetry at the Wayward Coffeehouse. Authors include

Nathan Crowder, Andrew Gaines, Christopher J. Jarmick,

Alisha A. Knaff, Jessie Kwak, J. A. Pitts, Amy Schrader,

Ian M. Smith, Dawn Vogel, and Jeremy Zimmerman.

Some of our authors will also have books for sale!

Come hear tales of fantasy, science fiction, and maybe

a little bit of horror, and support local authors

and small businesses!

Facebook event page here

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SUBMIT TO RAVEN CHRONICLES

Vol. 22, Spring/Summer 2016 issue

Reading period will open on:  March 1, 2016

Reading period will close on:  April 15, 2016

Editors, Vol. 22:

Fiction: Matt Briggs

Nonfiction: Dana Dickerson

Poetry: Rebecca Mabanglo-Mayor

Theme: Celebration

Some key elements of Celebration are: initiation, acknowledgment,

completion, pride, accomplishment, triumphs, commemoration,

observance, marking, keeping, rituals; and sheer joy, rites of passage,

offerings, music, dance, food, gift givings, trophies, etc. And

overcoming: “We shall not be moved.” Coming together … friends,

family, community, culture. Country? An honoring of self, of __ years

of sobriety, losing weight, a touchdown, etc. Hallelujah! “Wow!

You go girl! Yes, you can! You did it! We did it!” Antonyms: memorial,

lamentation, sadness.

How do we celebrate the passing of time, the promise of tomorrow,

and the thousand little acts that make up our lives? Do we over-celebrate

some things? The way we celebrate, or don’t, can be a window into our

cultural and personal selves. When we think of celebrationwe often think

of those days / events we observe, and the people we acknowledge.

For instance, Martin Luther King Jr. Day: we celebrate the life and legacy

of a great man, but it is also an elegiac day, a time for contemplation

and lament.

 

Submissions are currently:  OPEN

How to Submit work: In 2016, we will use

Submittable.com for our submission platform.

 

Phoebe Bosche,

Managing Editor

Raven Chronicles

editors@ravenchronicles.org

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From Michael Dylan Welch  regarding POETS IN THE PARK  Redmond, WA

Proposals Wanted for Poets in the Park

Poets in the Park is back! Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 25, 2016

for another Poets in the Park poetry festival at Anderson Park in Redmond,

Washington. We have a bountiful day of events planned, with workshops,

readings, performances, book fair, an open-mic reading, and more. Bring

a lunch and join us for this FREE event!

Want to participate? We’re looking for proposals for readings (25-minute slots)

and workshops (55-minute slots). See the call for proposals RIGHT HERE!

 

Send your proposals as soon as possible to

Michael Dylan Welch at WelchM@aol.com, with the information requested

at the website. See you on June 25!

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FROM Michael Schein    LITFUSE NEWS

Please let all poets know that LiTFUSE is now open for registration. This year we go from September 23-25, featuring (among others) Ilya Kaminsky, Thomas Lux, Susan Rich, Kelli Russell Agodon and Laura Read.

Registration here

LiTFUSE is an annual weekend-long poets’ workshop held in Tieton, WA (near Yakima), sponsored by Tieton Arts & Humanities, that is open to poets of all ages and styles.

Thanks!

Michael Schein, Author

http://www.michaelschein.com

http://www.johnsurratt.com

John Surratt:  The Lincoln Assassin Who Got Away, Bones Beneath Our Feet,

Just Deceits: A Historical Courtroom Mystery

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Worthwhile Website and Resource to

checkout is here:

Authors Publish

It is FREE and has a ton of

useful articles and suggestions of

where to send poetry to be published!

TOMORROW ANOTHER NAPOWRIMO  PROMPT!!!!

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Northwest Poetry March 7, 2016

March 7, 2016

“Between my finger and my thumb

The squat pen rests; snug as a gun.”

Seamus Heaney

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It’s free to submit to the BANG ANTHOLOGY.

Deadline March 31, 2016

Details here at World Enough Writers

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SOON… Beginning March 31, 2016

NaPoWriMo begins and I’ll be joining others in posting prompts and poems.

 

MY READINGS

I have several more upcoming readings in support of my newest collection of poetry, Not Aloud (MoonPath Press  2015).   Books will be available for purchase, all readings are FREE!  Additional information via provided links.   Thanks in advance if you are able to make the time to attend any of these readings.

 

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THIS SATURDAY !!!!  March 26  Rainy Day Festival   Ballard

Saturday March 26th

Rainy Day in Seattle Year 3

Begins 3:00 p.m.

At the Seattle Creative Arts Center in Ballard

 

NightWing Publications and Viking Poetry

would like to invite YOU to

A Rainy Day In Seattle Part 3

where you can indulge in a shower of words,

and mingle with the sublime.

 

Featuring:

The Walking & Talking True Story that is Bill Gainer

The Man Who Declared War on Unicorns, Brian Dawson

Local Legend Chris Jarmick

The Mesmerizing & Powerful Donna Snyder

Live From The Western Plains, Jason Hardung

The Fierce & Formidable Jessica Dawson

The Ever Delightful Lauri Langston

The Illustrious Leonard Orr

A Moss & Scotch Intermingle in the form of Neil McCrea

The Effervescent Shaindel Beers

Everyone’s Favorite Dalek, Steve Goldberg

The Wonderful & Perpetually Beautiful, Stephen Roxborough

 

and a possible sighting of instigators

Alicia Winski and Ryan Snellman.

 

Once again we will be at the

Seattle Creative Arts Center

2601 NW MARKET ST SEATTLE, WA 98107

FREE

The storm begins at 3:00 pm and lingers

until the moon rises.

Chris  Rainy Day Seattle 2016

Facebook Event Page Link:

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April 21 – Edmonds Books 6:30 p.m.  Edmonds

Poetry in Edmonds

Thursday, April 21, 2016,

At 6:30 p.m.

Featured readers:

Lana Hechtman Ayers,

Christopher Jarmick,

Herb McClees,

Joannie Stangeland,

and

David D. Horowitz

 

Edmonds Bookshop,

111 Fifth Avenue South, Edmonds, WA

 

EDMONDS BOOKS WEBSITE

Telephone: Edmonds Bookshop, 425-775-2789

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April 30,  Wayward Café   Seattle

Mark the date… Saturday April 30th!

More details will be announced soon

Special Reading featuring poets and writers

published by Seattle area small presses.

Theme: Speculative Fiction (and poetry).

 

MoonPath Press Featured readers include

Amy Schrader

Christopher J. Jarmick

 

More info to follow….

Wayward Cafe

6417 Roosevelt Way NE #104,

Seattle WA 98115

located in the Roosevelt Neighborhood north of the U-District,

on the southwest corner of 65th & Roosevelt Way NE

next to Ten Thousand Villages.

Wayward Café website

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May 12th   Island Books 7 p.m.  Mercer Island

Thursday May 12

Island Books Poetry Night

7:00 p.m.

Featured Poets

Ramona Behnke,

Dennis Caswell,

Christopher Jarmick,

and David D. Horowitz

 

Island Books is located at

3014 78th Avenue Southeast, Mercer Island, WA

Telephone: store, 206-232-6920

Island Books Website

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“Listen, Stephen King used to write in the washroom

of his trailer after his kids went to sleep.

Harlan Ellison wrote in the stall of a bathroom

of his barracks during boot camp.

Elmore Leonard got up at 5 AM every morning

to write before work.

Every time my alarm goes off at 5 AM

and I don’t want to get up, or I would rather

sit down after work and play a videogame,

I think about those guys.

Take care of your family. They need you and love you.

Make time for them. Then stop screwing around

and finish your damn book.”

 

Bernard Schaffer

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COMMUNITY

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March 15  Redmond Library 6:30 p.m. Redmond

Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30 pm.

Poets Wanted: Dead or Alive

features  presentation and discussion on

Wallace Stevens.

 

Free event

Redmond Library,

15990 NE 85th Street,

Redmond, WA

Contact welchm@aol.com.

Coming soon:  22 March 2016:

Poets Wanted, Dead or Alive:

Shel Silverstein.

29 March 2016:

Poets Wanted, Dead or Alive:

Allen Ginsberg.

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March 16  Creekside  7 p.m.  Woodinville

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

at 7:00 pm

PoetsWest @ The Creekside

 

Featured: Michael Daley.

Open mic.

FREE

Hosted by Clark Crouch.

Emceed by Terry Busch.

 

The Creekside,

18200 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE,

Woodinville, WA

Contact ccrouch@thecreekside.net.

 

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March 16  Traditions Café  6:30 p.m. Olympia

Olympia Poetry Network

Featured: Joseph Green.

Open mic precedes the reading.

FREE

Traditions Cafe, 5th & Water St., Olympia WA

Contact: Joanne Clarkson Mokosh28@comcast.net.

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3/17/16   Soulfood CoffeeHouse  7 p.m.  Redmond

Thursday March 17

SoulFood Poetry Night

 

Features:  Marty Steyer

and  Will Wells

plus open mic

Free

SoulFood CoffeeHouse and Fair Trade Emporium

15748 Redmond Way, Redmond, Washington 9805
bios:
Marty Steyer is a formalist poet who, in particular, loves the sonnet. However, he also writes a fair amount of free verse and therefore might be aptly characterized as a formalist with anarchic tendencies. Marty was the winner of the 2014 Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award and has poems in recent issues of Measure and Teaching English at the Two-Year College. Marty is also the founder and owner of Steyer Associates, Inc., a staffing firm that supplies content professionals (writers, editors, program managers, etc.) to high-tech companies in the Seattle and the San Francisco Bay area. Marty earned degrees at UC Berkeley and Harvard University and has attended the Bread Loaf Sicily, Tin House, and Sewanee writers’ conferences.

Will Wells’ most recent poetry book, Unsettled Accounts, winner of the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize, was published by Ohio University/Swallow Press in 2010. His current manuscript, Odd Lots, Scraps, and Second-hand, Like New, is complete. A previous volume of poems, Conversing with the Light, won the Anhinga Prize for poetry. Will has won fellowships to various writing conferences, including Sewanee, Bread Loaf, West Chester, and Wesleyan. He has earned four NEH fellowships, one NEA creative writing fellowship, two Individual Artist Excellence awards (including for 2016) from the Ohio Arts Council, and was named 2010 Ohio Poet of the Year.

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March 25,  RASP at VALA 7 pm   Redmond, WA

RASP  Friday March 25th

@ 7 pm. To 9 pm.

Open Mic & Reading

 

feature G. Elizabeth Kretchmer

Redmond Association of Spokenword (RASP)

VALA Eastside

7330 164th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052

Redmond Town Center

 

Please join us! Come early to sign up for open mic.

 

About the featured reader:

Elizabeth Kretchmer holds an MFA in writing from

Pacific University. She is the author of The Damnable

Legacy, a novel about a midlife mountaineer wrestling

with a decision to place her daughter for adoption

thirty years ago, and the just-released short story

collection Women on the Brink, in which women aged

13 to 90 struggle against life’s unwelcome realities. Her

short fiction, essays, and freelance work have appeared

in The New York Times, High Desert Journal, Silk Road

Review, SLAB, and other publications. When she’s not

writing, she’s facilitating therapeutic and wellness writing

workshops in the greater Seattle community or spending

time with her husband and Lani (pronounced “Lonnie”)

the Labradoodle. Her website is www.gekretchmer.com.

 

RASP WEBSITE HERE

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March/April/May   Various Readings and Events

From David Horowitz – Rose Alley Press

POETRY:  April 4th    7:00 p.m.    Seattle

Monday, April 4th, 7:00 p.m

University Book Store

Featured Poets:

Victoria Ford, David D. Horowitz,

Donald Kentop, Douglas Schuder,

Michael Spence, & Joannie Stangeland.

 

FREE

University Book Store,

4326 University Way NE, Seattle

POETRY: April 7th   7 pm.  Burien

PoetsWest at Phoenix Tea,

Thursday, April 7th,

7:00 p.m.

 

Featured:  Dennis Caswell

 David D. Horowitz

 Donald Kentop,

& open mic.

FREE

902 SW 152nd St., Burien.

POETRY: April 9th  Greenlake Library 4 pm.  Seattle

PoetsWest at Seattle Public Library,

Saturday, April 9th, 4:00 p.m.

 

Featured Readers:  David D. Horowitz,

Rayn Roberts, Christine Swanberg,

& open mic.

FREE.

Green Lake Branch Library,

7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N.

Seattle

POETRY: April 14   Seattle

Queen Anne Avenue Book Company,

Thursday, April 14th, 7:00 p.m.

Features:

Sharon Cumberland, David D. Horowitz,

Donald Kentop, & Bethany Reid.

FREE

Queen Anne Avenue Book Company,

1811 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle

POETRY: April 21  Edmonds

Edmonds Bookshop

Thursday, April 21st, 6:30 p.m.

 

Features: Lana H. Ayers, David D. Horowitz,

Christopher Jarmick, Herb McClees,

& Joannie Stangeland.

 

Edmonds Bookshop,

111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds

POETRY: April 29 RASP  Redmond

RASP (Redmond Assoc. of SPoken Word)

Friday April 29th, 7 p.m.

 

Feature Joannie Stangeland

& open mic

FREE

RASP at, VALA Eastside,

Rose Alley Press Website http://www.rosealleypress.com

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April 7  Ravenna Third Place Books  7 pm.  – Seattle

Ravenna Third Place Books Reading

Thursday April 7th @ 7:00 p.m.

Features:  Erin Malone

Natasha Moni

Michael Schmeltzer

FREE

 Ravenna Third Place Books. 6504 20th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115.

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