Events

October 18, 2022, 6:00 pm

ONLINE: Maxine Cushing Gray Distinguished Writers Fellow: Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest

Host:
University of Washington Libraries
Online Poet Laureate Event

Join us online for an evening with Rena Priest, our Washington State Poet Laureate! University of Washington Libraries is proud to host her as the Maxine Cushing Grey Distinguished Writers Fellow this year. An enrolled member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation, Priest is the first Indigenous person to receive the Maxine Cushing Gray Visiting Writers Fellowship.

Rena Priest will share a reading followed by a conversation with UW Tacoma professor Danica Miller (Puyallup), with an opportunity for audience questions afterward. The emcee for the event will be Annie Downey and the discussion moderator will be Anne Jenner, ’93, both from University Libraries.

Rena Priest is the current Washington State Poet Laureate. A member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation, she is the author of Patriarchy Blues, which was honored with the 2018 American Book Award, and the recent Sublime Subliminal.

The Poet Laureate program is sponsored by Humanities Washington and The Washington State Arts Commission/ArtsWA, with the support of Governor Jay Inslee. See the full website of the Poet Laureate here.

Poet Laureate events are produced by the hosting organization.

Click here to register

October 19, 2022, 6:00 pm

Broken Mic Poetry Reading, featuring Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest

Host:
Broken Mic

Where:
Neato Burrito
827 W 1st Spokane, WA 99201 United States

Join Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest for a reading and open mic. Broken Mic is Spokane’s longest running independent open mic established in 2011 by former Spokane Poet Laureate Mark Anderson. While this is an all-ages venue, Broken Mic is a free speech event so audience discretion is advised

Rena Priest is the current Washington State Poet Laureate. A member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation, she is the author of Patriarchy Blues, which was honored with the 2018 American Book Award, and the recent Sublime Subliminal.

The Poet Laureate program is sponsored by Humanities Washington and The Washington State Arts Commission/ArtsWA, with the support of Governor Jay Inslee. See the full website of the Poet Laureate here.

Poet Laureate events are produced by the hosting organization.

November 12, 2022, 5:30 pm

Event with the Washington State Poet Laureate

Host:
North Cascades Institute
Online Poet Laureate Event

Rena Priest is the current Washington State Poet Laureate. A member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation, she is the author of Patriarchy Blues, which was honored with the 2018 American Book Award, and the recent Sublime Subliminal.

The Poet Laureate program is sponsored by Humanities Washington and The Washington State Arts Commission/ArtsWA, with the support of Governor Jay Inslee. See the full website of the Poet Laureate here.

Poet Laureate events are produced by the hosting organization.

Click here to register

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  1. I am interested in the event in Longview, WA March 8. I am not familiar with Lower Columbia Valley College. In Longview, I know only of Lower Columbia College. Is this where the event will take place? Thank you!

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