Posts Tagged ‘featured poets’


NaPoWriMo 30/30 April 28, 2018

April 27, 2018

“Writers are the exorcists of their own demons.” ― Mario Vargas Llosa

NaPoWriMo Day 28, 2018

“A story was a form of telepathy. By means of inking symbols onto a page, she was able to send thoughts and feelings from her mind to her reader’s. It was a magical process, so commonplace that no one stopped to wonder at it.” ― Ian McEwan

And then there were three…..  Three prompts left for NaPoWriMo 2018.  Today is Independent Bookstore Day.  Support an independent book seller or three today.

“I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely the sound he hears within.” ― Gustave Flaubert

NaPoWriMo – 30/30 –  Poem-a-Day prompt for April 28, 2018

Get a list of the Best Selling Non Fiction Books (New York Times or Local Area best-sellers)   Use two titles as they are in your poem and use as many of the words from the titles as you possibly can in the construction of your poem.

Celebrate Independent Book Store Day   Visit and support your friendly neighborhood indie bookstore Saturday April 28th!  BookTree’s Event Page Here 

Keep Writing

“Writing is the only thing that when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.” ― Gloria Steinem

Poem for Prompt 27  –  Graffiti inspired poem!    (Poem 26 tomorrow… I goofed and posted this one early…. oh well… it’s indie bookstore day and I am juggling like crazy!

Mr. Kilroy, I presume?

By Christopher J. Jarmick


He was here, there and everywhere;

not some Fool on the Hill, or  flash-in-the-pan fad toy;

even found his way inside sealed ship compartments

nearly 90 years – a doodle and the name Kilroy.


Bald or mostly bald man, large nose

tips of fingers holding onto wall.

How Kilroy could be here, nobody knows

Lots of stories, some even true I suppose


Stalin in the bathroom as he zipped his fly

saw the Kilroy was Here graffitti.

Hitler thought it was a code name for a spy

Demanded to know,  ‘Who is this guy?’


A song and poem in the 1940’s

References in pictures, radio shows

In a 50’s  Isaac Asimov Short Story

Lucy and Snoopy in Peanuts mentioned him too, don’t  you know?

Styx in the 80’s named their album for him (– groovy).

Popeye, Seinfield, Bugs Bunny even Hogan’s Heroes

mentioned Kilroy and last year Kevin Smith made a movie.


George Washington didn’t sleep everywhere

But inside walls, even under the pier,

almost anywhere you might venture

you’ll find  Kilroy was Here.


More about Kilroy right Here


NaPoWriMo 30/30 April 21, 2018

April 20, 2018

“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.” ― Aldous Huxley

NaPoWriMo Writing Prompt for April 21, 2018

 “One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” ― Jack Kerouac

Let there be light on this 21st day of NaPoWriMo!  Let the light shine in, shine bright.  Yes, our prompt today has something to do with this of course.  How did you know?  If you are near the Kirkland Wa area, BookTree has a free workshop followed by a free reading and open mic featuring James Bertolino and Anita K. BoyleFacebook Event Page Here  

NaPoWriMo – 30/30 –  Poem-a-Day prompt for April 21, 2018

Today’s prompt is from writer/poet Brendan (Cosmic Egg) McBreen:

On a lighter note, write about light. Is it a wave, is it a particle, be ‘sciency’ and write a poem about light. Try to include at least three scientific terms relating to light.

Keep Writing!

“The difference between the almost right word and the right word

is really a large matter

 ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”

― Mark Twain


Prompt Poem # 19   An Etheridge Knight inspired write.


Apostacy Part 2

By Christopher J. Jarmick


His woman done left him

And so… and so…

He be damn angry

F. .  this and that

And damn the sun,

the perfect weather, the breeze,

the ripples on the water on the lake,

because there’s no hand to hold,

no reason to appreciate

no reason to be nice,

to dress up, to be smooth

and talk like candy.

No reason to feel lighter than air

smile, just because,

no reason t’all.


October 2015 – NorthWest Poetry Update –

October 13, 2015

“Read as widely and as deeply as you can.

 You have to be a reader before

you can be a writer.”

Y.S. Lee



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The Poetry by Day of the Week page  has been

updated to reflect two unfortunate changes

to the local poetry scene.

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The Station Bistro is Auburn has closed

Which also means the 1st Monday Poetry at the Station

Reading is no more.   Striped Water and Northwest

Renaissance are exploring other venues so that a

monthly series can continue.  I’ll keep you updated.

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The North End Forum at Bai Pai in Ravenna is no more.

The 1st and 3rd Monday of the month series has ended.

The restaurant owner has decided he doesn’t want the

long running series to continue.   Jed Myers its host

and organizer sent out an email announcement recently

thanking regular attendees and all involved in making the

series a special unique place to experience poetry, a little

music, prose and more since 2006.


Remember, it’s important to support poetry and

poetry readings with your attendance at readings

and events.  Don’t take regularly scheduled readings

and open mics for granted. They won’t always be there.

Things change.  A few additional people at a reading

encourages both poets and reading organizers and

business owners to continue to have readings.


Not Aloud  is my just published book from MoonPath Press.

I’m doing several readings to support its release.

The NOT ALOUD facebook page is here!

If you Like and Share the page it helps to let more people know about the

book,and helps MoonPath Press. Thanks.

Village Books in Bellingham  and Park Place Books in Kirkland have the

book in stock and available for purchase!  You can request the book from any

book-seller and they’ll get you a copy. Consider requesting the book from your

local library to encourage them to order a few copies.

Thank You. Thank You.

You can also buy the book at Amazon here,

(If you have enjoyed the book please remember to post a short review!)

I have an Amazon Author Page here    (there’s a reading/signing/appearance schedule there too.)

Every Not Aloud reading is unique with different poems being read and sometimes

wonderful surprises, guests and even improvised collaborations combining spoken

word and music.  The readings will hopefully not just sell some books (which of course

is important) but also inspire your inner poet to create something unique.   I’m

passionate about poetry, not simply as a means to get attention for myself and sell

books but to bring people together, to connect with people, to inspire, to heal, to build

a sense of community and to show you by example how fun, entertaining, and important

poetry can be.  Most of the readings are free.  If you are at all curious, I hope you’ll make

the effort and take the time to experience a reading soon.


Wed. October 14  – 7 pm – Kirkland, WA

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Our 9th year continues….

Take a Poem From Your Heart Readings

@ ParkPlace Books in Kirkland

2nd Wednesdays  (except July & August)


Band of Poets Alumni

Jed Myers, and  John Burgess

with Christopher J. Jarmick

offering a special evening of

spoken word and music

7 p.m.



7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

John Burgess Web site 

Jed Myers Web Site

Chris Jarmick Website

In 2014/2015 John, Jed and Chris

have released 4 new books of poetry.

Jed Myers: Watching the Perseids and The Nameless;

John Burgess: By Land

And Chris Jarmick: Not Aloud.

Don’t miss this special evening!

Park Place Books is one of the few

remaining full sized new and used

independent bookstores on the East

Side.Consider supporting their efforts

to stay in business in the near future.

They host many reading clubs and

community events.

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Park Place Books is  located in the

Park Place Mall off 85th Street  in

Kirkland at 348 Parkplace Ctr

Kirkland, WA 98033-6229

November 11th  is a special

Poeming Pigeons Anthology Reading

featuring Lynn Knapp, Lillo Way,

Judith Skillman, Irene Bloom,

and  Linda Strever

7 p.m.

Parkplace Books Website


“Writing is an exploration.

You start from nothing.”

E.L. Doctorow


October 16 – 7 p.m. – Seattle

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Raven Chronicles


A Reading & Reception, celebrating

our new publication,

Laugh. Laugh? Laugh!

Vol. 21, of Raven Chronicles,

A Seattle-based Journal

of Art, Literature &

The Spoken Word.

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October 16, 2015,

Friday, 7:00 p.m., Free

Jack Straw Cultural Center,

4261 Roosevelt Way N.E.

University District, Seattle

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Readings/ Performances by:

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MC – Paul Hunter

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Cultural Geography:

Vladimir Vulovic

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Odes to Persons, Places & Things:

Judith Roche

Marianne Weltmann

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Words from The Cafe:

Introduced by Anna Bálint

Tamar Hirsch

Bang Nguyen


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Theme: Laugh. Laugh? Laugh!

James Bertolino

Larry Crist

Michael Heavener

Kat Humphrey

Chris Jarmick

Larry Laurence

Lawrence Matsuda

Tiffany Midge

Jennifer Munro

Catherine Sutthoff Slaton

Ann Teplick

Carletta Carrington Wilson

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Optional: Bring finger food

&/or beverage to share

with the gathering


October 17 –  5 p.m. – Eugene, Or.

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Poetry for the People

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Third Saturday Reading Series


Christopher J. Jarmick

reading/book signing

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open mic


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Hosted by Laura LeHew

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5 to 7 p.m.

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Tsunami Books,

2585 Willamette Street,

Eugene, OR, 97405

Tsunami Books Web Site



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Tacoma Poetry Festival  is


October 16-17!!!!

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On October 16-17, 2015, we are

excited to bring the first ever

Tacoma Poetry Festival featuring

a great lineup of regionally and

nationally known poets,

educators, and performers. The

two-day event will feature public

performances, workshops, panel

discussions, and open mic events for

participants of all ages. We will also be

celebrating the 25th anniversary of our

lead sponsor, Puget Sound Poetry

Connection. All events will take place

at the Tacoma Public Utilities Building

(3628 S. 35th St., Tacoma).

Among the highlights of the festival,

we will present a public performance

the evening of October 16 featuring

our keynote speaker,

David Wagoner, one of the foremost

poets of the Pacific Northwest. He was

the editor of Poetry Northwest for 36

years and chancellor of the Academy

of American Poets for 23 years.

David has published 25 poetry

collections and 10 novels.  He is

Professor emeritus of the University

of Washington and now teaches the

low residency MFA program for

the Northwest Institute of Literary

Arts on Whidbey Island.

Nate Marshall, and Tacoma Poet

Laureate Cathy Nguyen, as well as

past Poets Laureates who have

represented Tacoma’s vital and

growing poetry community over the

last decade.

Saturday will feature a full day of

workshops by Thomas Lux,

Kay Mullen and Pamela Reed,

Christopher Luna, Nate Marshall,

Emilie Rommel-Schimkus,

Paul Nelson, Kevin Miller,

Tanya McDonald, Lucas Smiraldo,

as well as a community open mic and

book fair featuring area presses.

Lastly, The Tacoma Poetry Festival is

dedicated to bringing educational

opportunities to young people in

Tacoma, and will feature an

EducationDay during the school day

on Friday. Open to any high- or

middle-school classrooms in Tacoma,

we will feature workshops, lunch, and

an open mic at no cost. Interested

teachers should contact us through

the festival’s website.

Space is limited, so RSVP soon!

For information, including a full schedule

and registration information,

visit the festival’s website



October 18 –  5 p.m. –     Seattle

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The Rainier Valley Lit Crawl

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Four venues. Twelve writers.

One night in October.

Come be a part of it…

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5 pm Columbia City Art Gallery

6 pm Hummingbird Saloon

7 pm Rumba Notes

8 pm Union Bar

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More details on Facebook Page


from Leopoldo Seguel

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October 28–  7:00 p.m. – West Seattle

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  • On October 28 we will feature Christopher Jarmick and Cesario Larios


    Writer/Poet Christopher J. Jarmick organizes/hosts regularly scheduled poetry nights, and special programs in the Northwest (since 2001).  His latest poetry collection Not Aloud(September 2015) is from MoonPath Press. His last collection was IGNITIONPoem Starters, . . . (2010). His poetry appears in anthologies, magazines, newspapers, literary journals and online.  His blog is PoetryIsEverything (google it ).


    Cesario is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and has fashioned some very effective fruit-fly traps out of rejection letters for a variety of his sonnets. He has a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Washington and received an Army Achievement Medal for being top of the class in army cook school. Cesario resides in West Seattle with his wife and their two cats, Rudy and Lynus.

    Plus Open Mic


    C & P Coffee Company , 5612 California Ave SW, ,

    Seattle,, Washington, 98136

    Poetrybridge Website is here!

4th Wednesday

Poetrybridge Reading Series


October 30 – 7 p.m. –  Redmond

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RASP Reading


Jason Zion

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Open Mic


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Friday, October 30, 2015,

from 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM,

gathering from 6:30 PM

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Jason Zions has been writing

poetry for more than forty years,

although the first ten years or so

were pretty terrible. He is a

trained storyteller and musician,

and is likelier to characterize

himself as “bard” than “poet.” His

work was published in the RASP

collection Here, There, and

Everywhere, and more can be

seen at

(along with some excellent recipes

and meditations on cooking

and technology). In his day job as

software architect for a large

software monopoly, he’s lectured to

thousands around the world to

vaguely thunderous applause.

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Old Redmond Schoolhouse

Community Center,

16600 NE 80th St.,

Redmond, WA 98052

(look for us in

Room 206, upstairs)

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RASP Website here


November 5 – 7 pm – Everett

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Everett Poetry Nite


Christopher J. Jarmick

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open mic

7 p.m. sign-up

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Everett Poetry Nite is held at

Café Zippy

2811 Wetmore Ave,

Everett, WA 98201

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Website is here


On October 10th, 2015  we had a special reading

At Park Place Books in Kirkland featuring the poetry

Of 5 MoonPath Press published poets

Ronda Broatch, Joseph Green, Cindy Hutchings,

Christopher J. Jarmick and Raul Sanchez.

Thanks to everyone to attended.

Here’s a few pictures. . . . Cindy, Chris, Joseph and Raul  (Ronda was not at reading, but some of her poems were read).

MoonP read all  MoonP read cindyMoonP read JosephMoonpath read raulMoonP read duane chris


Coming soon:

Nov. 15 –   2 p.m.   Ballard

Author Reading at the Ballard Public Library

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Don KentopFrozen by Fire

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Don’s newly published collection of poetry is getting

much deserved praise:

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No prosaic history tome better captures the senselessness of these lives cut short

than do the simple, elegant poems of Frozen by Fire.  I wept as I read. 

  • Michael Schein, author, historian, and director of LiTFUSE Poets’ Workshop
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In “Frozen by Fire” Donald Kentop recreates a world from ashes and memories,

breathes life and voice into those who were voiceless even while they lived. 

The result is stunning.

Richard Wakefield, author of East of Early Winters, and A Vertical Mile

Memory is the mother of the muses, and Donald Kentop’s Frozen by Fire is an important act

of remembrance.

  • David Mason, Colorado Poet Laureate, author of Ludlow, A Verse-Novel


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!


Hot Summer in the City Readings (Seattle Area)

July 9, 2013

!!!!! SPECIAL EVENT !!!!


WORDS and WINE # 4!!!!

Saturday July 13th, 2013
Gather around 6:00 p.m. Reading starts : 6:30 p.m.
ends approximately 9:15 p.m.

Feature Readers

Robinson Bolkum, Larry Crist,
Nancy Dahlberg, Murray Gordon
Thomas Hubbard & Garrett Rutledge

Spotlight Readers include:

Peggy Barnett, Christine Marie Clarke,
Mary Crane, David Horowitz,
Christopher J. Jarmick and Roy Seitz

Hosted by
Christopher J. Jarmick

Grape Choice
wine bar/store
is located

at the Kirkland Waterfront
Left at the end of Lake St.
in the plaza.
Parking in the Plaza is
$1. /hour evenings
Free Street Parking in the
immediate area.

Featured Reader Bios:

Robinson Bolkum was born in Syracuse,
New York and raised in Seattle. He earned
Bachelor of Science, Master of Divinity and
Master of Arts Degrees. Employed at a
glass factory in Everett, He also works
weekends at the nut kiosk of Safeway,
Lake Stevens. He has been sharing his
unique rhyming poetry cycle of poems with
Northwest audiences for several years.
His work has appeared in Limbs of the Pine,
Peaks of the Range and Many Trails to the
Summit (both Rose Alley Press).

Larry Crist grew up in the California wine
country,moved constantly with his school
teaching mother before settling in Humboldt
County where he dropped out of high school
and later went on to earn a BA at HSU. He
also attended Temple U earning an MFA in
theatre arts. Besides Philadelphia, Larry has
lived in Chicago, Houston,London and now in
Seattle for the past 19 years. He has been
widely published in print and online journals.
And he’s a 2013 Jack Straw Writers Program

Nancy Dahlberg grew up in Chicago and has
a BFA in studio art from the University of
Chicago and an MA in creative writing from the
University of Houston. Her poems have been
published in Shenandoah, Northwest Review,
CALYX, PoetsWest, Fireweed, Stringtown,
and Poets Table Anthology, A Collection of
Poetry by Northwest Poets. She has served
on the editorial board of Northwest Review,
serves on the advisory board of PoetsWest.
She also is an active member of the Poets
Table group. Nancy lives in Ballard
and is a political activist with Radical Women.

Murray Gordon:
Born in Scranton , PA.
Anthracite coal.
Smoldering slag heaps.
To Philly.
Saw swastikas flying from rowhouses
pre-Pearl Harbor.
To the Beat Generation. Poetry.
Jazz. Blues.
To crossing the country.
To Seattle .
To write. Right here.
Right now.

Thomas Hubbard Since retiring from
his teaching position at Heritage High
School on Tulalip Rez, Thomas has
published Guiding the Stars to Their
Campfire, Driving the Salmon to Their
Beds, a collection of indigenous poetry
by Tiffany Midge, Junkyard Dogz, a
chapbook of his own poetry and graphics,
Junkyard Dogz CD, (a spoken word
performance), Nailed to The Sky (a
poetry collection) by M. Anne Sweet,
The Five Stages of Quitting Farming
(a poetry collection) by John Kulm,
Wisdom for a Dance In the Street,
(a spoken word/music CD) by Dave
Caserio, Affliction, a collection of
poems about the sex industry by Jennifer Haggerty;

What I Can Hold In My Hands,
and At First Light, two collections of
poems by Mary Eliza Crane and
injunz, a chapbook of his own poetry
about mixedblood life. These add to his
previously published Nail and other
Hardworking Poems (originally published
by Year of the Dragon Press, 1994, with
a second edition under the Gazoobi Tales
imprint) and Children Remember Their
Fathers, an anthology of poems about
fathers. In the works are an anthology of
poems about mothers and a collection of
writings to be titled Living With Proud Mary.
Thomas is currently gathering works for an
anthology of indigenous writers.

Garrett Rutledge is the host of Everett’s
Poetry Night and the former host of
Bellingham’s poetrynight. Garrett began
writing poetry and seeking out a community
of poets after wandering into The Elliott Bay
Book Company in 1992 as Allen Ginsberg
was preparing to give a reading. Garrett
remembers Ginsberg, an ill man, being
helped onto the stage then holding the
podium to steady himself as he began to
recite. After a brief warm up, Garrett saw
Ginsberg raise both arms and dance a
mash-up of the Horah and the Mick Jagger
while reading one of his rock rhythm poems.
As Garrett witnessed that small miracle,
he thought, “This is the thing”. After
procuring a fake ID, Garrett found his way
to open mics at Seattle’s Blue Moon Tavern
and the OK Hotel. Garrett found his first true
community in 1996 at poetrynight then
located at Stuart’s Coffee House in
Bellingham, WA. Garrett recently published
his first chapbook.

The Grape Choice Wine Shop
& Wine Bar
9 Lakeshore Plaza
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 827-7551 phone

Each poem is an instance of possession. When you read someone in a deep way your thoughts and rhythms take over.
— RobertGluck
From Margaret Roncone

Tuesday July 9th Seattle

Next Open Mic
at Caffe Zingaro
Tuesday July 9th
6:30- 8 p.m.

127 Mercer St.
Seattle, WA. 98109
Round-table style.
“This is a stamina game, so don’t despair if you run down a blind alley and have to start over, or if you get another rejection letter. Every successful writer has gone through that, but they kept writing and didn’t quit until they made it happen.”
– – TimMaleeny

From R. Seitz
July 10th Wed. Carnation WA

Wednesday, July 10,
sixish till 8:30pm,

SLIDER’s Cafe in Carnation hosts
fusion of Kenny Mandell sax,
Don Berman percussion,
and Michael Schein
strange vocals.

Killer Poet is the dirge of the
24-hour fear networks, the
celebrity tweet while Rome burns,
the be-bop beneath normal, the
codex of afternoon sex.

Killer Poet invites you to take
the road not taken.

Sliders Café is located
Closer than you think
But probably not next-door

4721 Tolt Ave Carnation,
WA 98014

(425) 333-0577
Sponsored by a grant
from King County 4Culture.

Forget all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing.
— Melinda-Haynes
From Clark Crouch

July17     Woodinville, Wa
Poets and Friends of Poetry
PoetsWest @ Creekside
Features William Scott Galasso
William Scott Galasso is the
author of thirteen books of poetry,
including his latest, Collage:
New and Selected Poems,
published in November 2012.

PoetsWest @ The Creekside
a premier venue for regional poets
and guests

Readings at 7:00pm the Third
Wednesday of each month.
The Creekside
18200 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE
Woodinville, WA 98072
[Intersection of
Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE
and 140th Avenue NE]
Featuring one or two poets
(and YOU at the open mic)!
Your hosts: Clark Crouch,
and Virginia Cook,
MC: Terry Busch

Venue and refreshments
courtesy of The Creekside
[A Merrill Gardens
Retirement Community

I am returning this otherwise good typing paper to you because someone has printed gibberish all over it and put your name at the top.
— an Ohio University English Professor Name not Known
From Allen Braden

July 21 Sunday Auburn

Please join Peter Ludwin
and Allen Braden
reading their corn-fed
poems at
Mary Olson Farm on
July 21st, 2-3pm.

28728 Green River Road
Auburn, WA 98030
There is a Farm parking lot
on Green River road just
North of the Farm’s

The only reason for being a
professional writer is that you can’t
help it.
–Leo Rosten

Wandering and Wondering:
a site-specific event

July 20 Renton, WA

Kubota Garden
July 20, 2013 12-2 pm
Renton Ave S & 55th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

Free Event

*made possible by support
from 4Culture

Dancers: Bruce Fogg, Joan Laage,
Lin Lucas, Kaoru Okumura,
Julia Parsons, Stephen Passero,
Vanessa Skantze, Helen Thorsen
Musicians: Count Constantin,
Rosalynn DeRoos,
Mike Shannon,
Esther Sugai,
Samuel Yoder

Wander through the Kubota
Garden and wonder at the
sights, sounds, and spirits
emerging from the landscape.
Experience the beauty and
tranquility of the garden in a
unique way. Over a two-hour
period, visitors to the garden
will encounter dancers and
musicians dispersed in
surprising locations
throughout the garden as
the performers engage in
a minute-by-minute
response to all the scents,
sounds, sights and
sensations of the garden.


August 10, Sat. Seattle
Seattle Japanese Garden
August 10, 2013 2-5 pm
1075 Lake Washington Blvd E;

Free with admission fee:
Adult $6, Youth/Student/Senior $4,
Children 5 and under Free

Dancers: Bruce Fogg, Joan Laage,
Lin Lucas, Kaoru Okumura,
Apple Martine, Julia Parsons,
Stephen Passero, Sheri Brown

Musicians: Rosalynn DeRoos,
Jay Hamilton, Larry Lawson,
Mike Shannon, David Stanford,
Esther Sugai, Samuel Yoder

Wandering & Wondering,
an annual event in the Seattle
Japanese Garden,
Joan Laage (Kogut Butoh)

“The word ‘listen’ contains the same letters as the word ‘silent’.”
― Alfred Brendel

Coming Soon!
Sunday August 11th
all day in the air-conditioned
Auburn Avenue Theater
(10 Auburn Ave.)

in the lobby:
Book Fair Small Press Fair local publishers and authors!
Free Book Swap table!
take a book trade a book

on stage:
9 – 12: Free
Poetry Workshop:
Ready Set Submit!
submission strategies
and writing exercises:
Laura LeHew

12 – 12:30: Lunch Break

12:30 – 1:
Panel Discussion: On The
Changing Publishing Industry
with Debra Di Blasi and
Laura LeHew

Featured Poets:

1 – 1:05: Benediction Poem
from Auburn Poet Laureate
“Wicked” Dick Brugger

1:05 – 1:20:
Jennifer Bullis
– Impossible Lessons

1:20 – 1:35:
Marci Ameluxen
– Lean House

1:35 – 1:50:
Jill McCabe Johnson
– Diary of the One Swelling Sea

2:00 – 2:15:
Elizabeth J. Colen –
Waiting Up for the
End of the World

2:15 – 2:30:
Laura LeHew –
Willingly Would I Burn

2:30 – 2:45:
Malorie Spreen –
The Underneath
and In Between

2:50 – 3:20:
Jack McCarthy
Memorial Readings

*3:30 – 5:
Open Mic
Poetry Contest!
(six prizes awarded)

*4:15 – 5:
open mic
*(time listed is approximate)
held while the
contest judges deliberate

Collection of Reflections
authors are invited to read
in either open mic and be
recognized prior to the
Non-contest open mic

join us at the
Station Bistro
for dinner and

Christopher J. Jarmick
– Ignition: Poem Starters,
Septolets, Statements &
Double Dog Dares

Contest Judges: Laura LeHew,
Elizabeth J. Colen, Malorie Spreen

Book & Small Press
Fair participants:

David Ash: Basho Press

Lana Ayers: MoonPath Press,
Concrete Wolf Press,
World Enough Writers

Peggy Barnett:
Photographer & Poet
– On Your Left

Robert Blevins:
Adventure Books

Gerry Bradley:
KLAY 1180 AM
Radio Personality –
Chit-Chat Cafe:
Yarns from the
Heart & Birds
from the Thicket

Debra Di Blasi:
Jaded Ibis Productions

David Horowitz:
Rose Alley Press

Erik Korhel:
Piecemeal Publishing

Laura LeHew:
Uttered Chaos Publications

Carol McCarthy:
Books by Poet
& Performer
Jack McCarthy

Amber Nelson:
Alice Blue Review & Publishing
Ready, Set, Submit—
a poetry submission
workshop with
Laura LeHew
All day All Hot Events and all FREE!

in the Cool Auburn Ave. Theater!
For more information see:

Striped Water Poets


August 24th and 25th SnoQualmie
At the RR Depot
Movement, Music, Skits,
Poetry and more
Something different for you
to experience!
“Spend your leisure time in cultivating an ear attentive to discourse, for in this way you will find that you learn with ease what others have found out with difficulty.”

From Michael Schein, LiTFUSE Director:

This September 27-29, poets from all over
the US (& beyond!) will be gathering in the
golden light of Tieton for LiTFUSE Poets’
Workshop. Our featured artist is Dorianne
Laux, and our performing artist is Andre
Feriante. Gathering with fellow poets in a
beautiful town to work on poetic craft is a
way of embracing what matters most. The
2013 Schedule is now online. I am grateful
for the amazing faculty committed to
sharing their spark with us. Go to the
Litfuse website for schedule and other
info. register for LiTFUSE on Brown
Paper Tickets. Contact Michael Schein or

Thank You!

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