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NorthWest Poetry Update – Summer 2016

August 9, 2016

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“Looks like what drives me crazy

Don’t have no effect on you–

But I’m gonna keep on at it

Till it drives you crazy, too.” 

― Langston Hughes

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Rave Review of my latest collection of poetry

Not Aloud  here

 

The more you listen to poetry, the more

you read poetry, the more inspired you

will be to write poetry.

 

Your attendance at readings,open mics,

events, book signings and workshops,

supports writers, artists and the poetry

community.

 

Thank you.

 

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SPECIAL SUMMER EDITION

 

I anticipate having some exciting news in

the next few weeks about a new poetry

venue and reading, about BANG – the new

poetry anthology; and more.

 

In the meantime, let me encourage you to

take a trip to Auburn, this Saturday.

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THIS SATURDAY! 

8-13 – Auburn’s August POETRY- FEST  11- 7 p.m.  

This Saturday….is the first year that the festival previously known as

Auburn Days is now called ‘Auburn August Fest’  which will now be held

in its new location: Les Grove Park.

 

The poetry events will take place in the brand new, just opened Community

and Events Center.

 

There are many reasons to be part of it or simply support it by attending.

 

It is FREE.

 

There’s a free workshop, a free book exchange (bring a book, take a book),

free poetry readings, and a free (no entry fee) open mic poetry contest with

6 winners getting prizes!

 

Several small presses and poets will have books for sale at the event.

 

Auburn August Fest!

Saturday August 13 2016 from 11 to 7 

Les Gove Park

910 9th St SE, Auburn, WA 98002

 

FREE!

 

Please join us for a wonderful day of free

activities and events and great Poetry!

 

The Poetry Schedule:

 

11 to 1 Christopher Howell workshop

 

1 to 2 lunch break

 

Featured Poets:

2 to 3   Polly Buckingham, Robert McNamara,  David Axelrod

 

3 to 4   Steve Cleveland, Sibyl James, Bethany Reid

 

4 to 5   James Rodgers,Christopher J. Jarmick, Christopher Howell

 

5 to 7 : Open Mic Contest!

Six prizes awarded!

Contest Judges:

Bethany Reid , James Rodgers,  Polly Buckingham 

 

Emcee: Christopher J. Jarmick

 

The Book and Small Press Fair will also be in the Community Center

along with a Haiku display provided by Michael Dylan Welch and

Haiku Northwest and our take-a-book leave-a -book book swap table.

There will be activities for kids and adults alike including the book-

making booth My Goldfish Stole the Moon with Jim Teeters.

 

Book Fair contributors:

Authors:

M. Franklin http://www.TMFranklin.com

Jolene Loraine

Dave Morrison http://www.davidalanmorrison.com

Thomas W. Everson http://www.tweverson.com

Anna Alexander http://www.annaalexander.net

Gretchen S. B. http://www.gretchensb.com

Dave Davies http://www.thepotentialnovel.com

Cindy Hutchings

Jim Teeters

Christopher Howell

David Axelrod

Bethany Reid

https://awritersalchemy.wordpress.com/

Sibyl James

Robert McNamara

http://www.robert-mcnamara.com/

Steve Cleveland

Polly Buckingham

http://pollybuckingham.com   http://www.stringtownpress.org/

James Rodgers  http://jamesrodgershaikooky.blogspot.com/

Christopher J. Jarmick

https://chrisjarmick.wordpress.com/

Michael Schein

Florence Petheram

 

Small Presses:

Rose Alley Press

http://www.rosealleypress.com/

 

StringTown

http://www.stringtownpress.org/

 

Black Heron Press

http://www.blackheronpress.com

 

Espial, Green River College Literary Magazine

 

Others:

 

Northwest Renaissance   https://www.facebook.com/Northwest-Renaissance-Poets

 

LiTFUSE   http://www.litfuse.us/

 

Thanks to the City of Auburn, Auburn Parks Arts and Recreation,

4Culture (this project is supported by a grant from 4Culture), Striped

Water Poets, Connie Walle and Puget Sound Poetry Connection for

providing the first prize basket, Northwest Renaissance, Polly

Buckingham and StringTown, Michael Dylan Welch and Haiku Northwest,

Jim Teeters, and Christopher J. Jarmick.

 

Poetry Open Mic Contest Information:

 

There will be 2 sign up sheets. One is for the Open Mic Contest and the

other is a NON-contest open mic.

 

When the Contest begins, participants will be called to the stage

in the order that they are signed up. Each contestant will have

three minutes to read/perform their poetry. Participants are

allowed to read one poem or more as long as it is their original poetry.

 

There is no fee to participate.

 

When the Contest begins, the sign up period is over, NO additional

entrees will be allowed once the Contest begins.

 

When the Contest ends, the judges will adjourn to the lobby

to discuss and decide the winners.

 

While the Judges deliberate, the NON-contest open mic will begin.

 

Prizes will be awarded to six contest winners, two runners up,

the grand prize winner, and three honorable mentions.

 

The selection of contest winners will be based on the perceived quality

of the poem(s) presented, poetic construction and craft, as

well as the skill of the performance. The winners should exhibit a

good balance of quality poetics and skilled performance.

 

Current featured poets, past grand prize winners, and Auburn

AugustFest volunteers will not be allowed to participate in the contest.

 

Experienced performers and widely published poets are encouraged

(but not required) to sign up for the NON-contest open mic instead

of the Contest, in order to allow up-and- comers a better chance to

show off their stuff.

 

Feature Bios Available on the Website Page Here– –     –

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 “Fly without wings;

Dream with open eyes;

See in darkness.”

Dejan Stojanovic

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COMMUNITY

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August 12   PSPC Kings Bookstore 7 p.m. –Tacoma

 

PUGET SOUND POETRY CONNECTION

The City of Tacoma and Puget Sound Poetry Presents

The Distinguished Writer Series:

Bruce Beasley, Featured Reader

Aug 12 , 2016  7:00 p.m.

Plus open Mic

FREE

Kings Bookstore, 218 St. Helens, Tacoma WA

 

Bruce Beasley is a professor of English at Western Washington University and the author of seven collections of poems including, most recently, Theophobia (BOA, 2012) and The Corpse Flower: New and Selected Poems.  He has won fellowships from the NEA and Artist Trust; the Colorado Prize for Poetry; the University of Georgia Press Contemporary Poetry Series Award competition; and other prizes and awards.

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August Readings in Woodinville

 

7:00pm, Wednesday, August 10,

a special program featuring Shadab Zeest Hashmi, a prize winning

international poet of San Diego. No open mic is scheduled for this

very special event. The free program is a public literary event

sponsored by the Creekside.

 

7:00pm, Wednesday, August 17,

a regular monthly reading of PoetsWest @ The Creekside featuring

Cheryl Latif, a Seattle poet.  As usual, a generously timed

open mic opportunity is scheduled.

 

PoetsWest @ Creekside

18200 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE, Woodinville, WA 98072

[intersection of Woodinville-Snohomish Rd

NE and 140th Avenue NE]

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8-11-2016 POETRY AT THE MORSO – 7 p.m –  Gig Harbor

Jed Myers– Feature

Open Mic

 

Jed Myers writes:

 

In case you’d enjoy a little evening excursion to Gig Harbor next Thursday the 11th, you could take this as a welcome incentive! I’ll be reading poems at the Morso! There’s a monthly event there curated by Jerry Libstaff for Watermark Writers called The Muse @ Morso. I gather there’s open-mic opportunity too! It all gets started at 7.

 

The Morso is at 9014 Peacock Hill Avenue (at North Harborview Drive at the head of the bay) in Gig Harbor.

 

Be well,

Jed

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Aug. 18  Soulfood  7 p.m.  – Redmond

 

Shin Yu Pai and David Francis at SoulFood on August 18

Michael Dylan Welch hosts

7:00 pm, August 18, 2016 (free)

SoulFood Coffee House

15748 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA 98052

SoulFood Poetry Night begins its eleventh year

 

Visit Shin Yu’s website athttp://shinyupai.com/ and she also studied at

Naropa University. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

City of Seattle for her work. Her MFA is and received grants from 4Culture

and the  poet-in-residence for the Seattle Art Museum Poetry Festival.

 

Shin Yu has served as a Zen Poetry Festival and the Geraldine Dodge

been a featured presenter at the Montreal the United Kingdom, and

Canada. She has the United States, Japan, China, Taiwan, Her work has

appeared in publications throughout of poetry, including most recently

Aux Arcs.Washington. She is the author of eight books

SHIN YU PAI is the poet laureate of Redmond,

 

 

DAVID FRANCIS is an independent curator by trade. For the past two

decades his poems have appeared in about a dozen literary

journals including Art Access, The Iowa Review, Ploughshares,

Verse, Poetry Northwest, and are forthcoming in Switched-on Gutenberg

(one of the first Internet poetry journals).In 2010, the Center on

Contemporary Art published his first book, Otherwise This

Stone. He holds MFA and PhD degrees from University of Washington

and taught in Poland and Hungary as a Fulbright scholar. He currently

works as the public art coordinator for the City of Shoreline, Washington.

Please join us, and bring poems for the open-mic reading!

 

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Sneak Preview—  September 17th  EVENT

 

Peter Ludwin’s Brand New Book   Gone to Gold Mountain From

MoonPath Press.

 

Peter Writes:

 

On Saturday, September 17th Phoebe Bosche and The Raven Chronicles

are hosting a book release party for my new book, Gone to Gold Mountain,

which is forthcoming from MoonPath Press.  I think Phoebe has posted

all the information on the Raven website, but just in case it’s not there,

here’s the particulars:

 

15528 12th Ave. NE

Shoreline

206-941-2955

 

The time is 3:00-7:00.  It’s going to be a potluck, we’ll have some open mic,

plus anyone who plays an instrument is invited to bring it.  I’m bringing my

guitar, and Paul Hunter will probably bring his.  The accent is on releasing

the book and having a party in which all can participate

 

Cheers,

Peter Ludwin

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“Poets are damned…

but see with the eyes of angels.”

Allen Ginsberg

 

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