Twice a month (sometimes more) I publicize readings going on throughout Western Washington (from Vancouver, WA to Bellingham,WA – though mostly the Seattle area) . Every APRIL I celebrate National Poetry Month with NaPoWriMo and share prompts each and every day (and some poems). My last published full length collection of poetry is Not Aloud (Sept. 2015) and before that was Ignition: Poem Starters, Septolets, Statements & Double Dog Dares (2010). Link to IGNITION HERE. and Link to Not Aloud announcement here.
In June, I made a big decision. I would become a business partner with Mary Harris (formerly of Parkplace Books) and figure out a way to open a new independent bookstore. In August we found the location and in September began the remodel. We opened BookTree on November 4th, 2016.
I am Christopher J. Jarmick, a Seattle area writer, former Los Angeles TV producer who has curated and hosted regularly scheduled poetry readings, open mics and special events since 1999. I have also performed my own poetry at numerous venues (mostly on the West Coast) for many years and have given lectures, been part of writer conference panels and given workshops. Other kind souls have published several things I’ve written (essays, reviews poems, interviews, stories, editorials) in local and national magazines, newspapers, literary journals and online. My online film reviews have over 3 million views. My short poem Dear Poem Owner rode two King County Rapid Ride buses and appeared (along with my picture) at a bus stop located at 3rd and Bell in downtown Seattle through 2015). I am currently editing the poetry anthology; BANG featuring poems about school and public shootings, the second amendment, and the NRA. It was delayed because of BookTree but is still very much in the works. Stay tuned!