A quick update!
The last few months has been overwhelming. In case you haven’t heard, I decided in August to become a business partner with Mary Harris and co-own a brand new independent bookstore in Kirkland, Wa. She is the former owner of Parkplace Books.
Creating the business entity, finding the right location, negotiating the lease happened very quickly. And then…. the remodelling of a former beauty salon into a bookstore space. . . The work is finally almost done.
BookTree will have its grand opening on November 5, 2016.
It’s located at 609 Market Street
Kirkland, Wa. 98033
Yes, there will be a new poetry series
10-26 C & P Coffee 7 p.m. West Seattle
Rayn Roberts &
Featured @ C&P Coffee, West Seattle
Rayn Roberts & Christopher Jarmick are well known
Pacific NW Poets, seasoned performers with books
in print and publications in journals and online.
Roberts has read all over the United States.
Jarmick is known for his years of devoted organizing
& promotion of readings all over the state of Washington.
This will be an excellent and entertaining reading.
Open Mic follows features.
5612 California St. SW
West Seattle, WA 98136
Note: I have limited time to work on
this email blast. Here’s a few of
the many readings and events
happening in the next few weeks.
TUESDAY OCTOBER 25TH! Redmond
and panel discussion
at VALA, Tuesday, Oct. 25
Workshop starts at 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a workshop discussing ekphrastic
poetry, facilitated by Michael Dylan Welch.
Duane Kirby Jensen, J. I. Kleinberg,
Jared Leising, and Joannie Stangeland
will share their experiences writing ekphrastic
poems and will offer writing prompts to inspire
you. Write in response to the incredible art at
the Ekphrastic Assimilations exhibit in VALA
Time: 6:30-9:00 PM
Admission: Free, no registration required
VALA (and RASP) location at Redmond Town Center
RASP meets in the new home of VALA Eastside
at Redmond Town Center, at 7325 166th Ave NE
Suite F . That’s on the southeast side
of the center circle;
November 2nd 7 pm Duvall
Poet Laureate Tod Marshall features on
Wednesday, November 2nd, 7 PM, AT
Duvall Library *
15508 Main Street NE •
Duvall, WA 98019
Tod Marshall was born in Buffalo, NY. His first
collection of poetry, Dare Say, was the 2002
winner of the University of Georgia’s
Contemporary Poetry Series. He has also
published a collection of his interviews with
contemporary poets, Range of the Possible
(EWU Press, 2002), and an accompanying
anthology of the interviewed poets’ work,
Range of Voices (2005). These volumes
include interviews with and poems by
Robert Hass, Li-Young Lee, Robert Wrigley,
Brenda Hillman, Dorianne Laux, Kim
Addonizio, Ed Hirsch, Yusef Komunyakaa,
and others. In 2005, he was awarded a
Washington Artists Trust Fellowship.
His second collection of poetry,
The Tangled Line (Canarium Books, 2009)
was a finalist for the Washinton State Book
Award. His most recent collection, Bugle,
was published by Canarium in 2014 and
was the 2015 winner of the Washington
State Book Award. In 2015, he was
awarded the Humanities Washington
Award for creativity and service.
He lives in Spokane, Washington,
and teaches creative writing and
literature at Gonzaga University where
he is the Robert and Ann Powers Chair
in the Humanities.
From 2016-18, he will serve as
Washington’s Poet Laureate.
Emcee: Michael Schein
Worthwhile Website and Resource to
checkout is here:
It is FREE and has a ton of
useful articles and suggestions of
where to send poetry to be published!