Events

June 2, 2022, 12:00 pm

IN PERSON: Reading and Reception with Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest

Host:
University of Washington / CAIIS

Where:
UW Bothell
18115 Campus Way NE Bothell, WA 98011 United States

Join Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest for a reading and reception sponsored by the University of Washington Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Special thanks to the Puyallup Tribe for their generous support of this event.

This event is held at William Phillip Hall at UW Bothell.

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.

June 2, 2022, 12:00 pm

IN PERSON: Reading and Reception with Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest

Host:
University of Washington / CAIIS

Where:
UW Tacoma
1900 Commerce St Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

Join Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest for a reading and reception sponsored by the University of Washington Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Special thanks to the Puyallup Tribe for their generous support of this event.

This event is held at William Phillip Hall at UW Tacoma.

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.

June 3, 2022, 7:00 pm

IN PERSON: Laureate Duet Featuring Claudia Castro Luna & Rena Priest (& Friends)

Host:
Floating Bridge Press

Where:
Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery
9414 Delridge Way SW Seattle, WA 98106 United States

Join a reading and Q+A featuring former Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna, current Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest, and others in honor of Claudia Castro Luna’s new book Cipota Under the Moon.

This is a free and public event, but space and seating are limited. If you plan to attend, first RSVP to editor@floatingbridgepress.org.

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.

June 9, 2022, 12:00 pm

ONLINE: Reading with Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest

Host:
Seattle Central College Library
Online Poet Laureate Event

Join the Seattle Central College community for a visit and reading by Washington State Poet Laureate, Rena Priest. Priest will read new work from an unpublished collection, as well as poems from her first two books.

“She brings an unapologetic acumen to some of our most ingrained cultural situations. Her poems, which are not always comfortable, are set against a lyrical, accessible backdrop, and the result is a provocative contemporary critique that will reframe perceptions and the way we see the world.” –Jenni Herrick

Time for Q+A will follow the reading.

Rena Priest is a poet and an enrolled member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation. She has been appointed to serve as the Washington State Poet Laureate for the term of April 2021-2023. She is the 2022 Maxine Cushing Gray Distinguished Writing Fellow, a Vadon Foundation Fellow, and recipient of an Allied Arts Foundation Professional Poets Award. Her debut collection, Patriarchy Blues, was published by MoonPath Press and received an American Book Award. Her second collection, Sublime Subliminal, was published as the finalist for the Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award. She is a National Geographic Explorer (2018-2020) and a Jack Straw Writer (2019). Priest holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.

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

June 12, 2022, 10:30 am

Event with the Washington State Poet Laureate

Host:
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
Online Poet Laureate Event

Join Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest as she builds awareness and appreciation of poetry, including the state’s legacy of poetry, through public readings, workshops, lectures, and presentations across the state.

Priest, a member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation, is the author of Patriarchy Blues, which was honored with the 2018 American Book Award, and the recent Sublime Subliminal. She has also received the Allied Arts Foundation 2020 Professional Poets Award, and residency fellowships from Hawthornden Castle, Hedgebrook, and Mineral School. She is a National Geographic Explorer and a 2019 Jack Straw Writer. Priest’s work can be found in Poetry Northwest, Pontoon Poetry, Verse Daily, Poem-a-Day at Poets.org, and elsewhere. She has taught at Western Washington University and Northwest Indian College. Priest holds a BA in English from Western Washington University and an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She lives in Bellingham, Washington.

The poet laureate 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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