Events

February 2, 2022, 7:00 pm

IN PERSON: East Point West Press Anthology Reading (Plus Open Mic)

Host:
Duvall Poetry

Where:
Rustic Cabin Coffee
15715 Main St NE, Unit 105 Duvall, WA 98019 United States

Join Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest for a public reading celebrating the release of “Poetic Impressions,” a new chapbook featuring fourteen Pacific Northwest poets: Mary Eliza Crane, David Horowitz, Raul Sanchez, Lyn Coffin, Clark Crouch, Terry Busch, Peggy Barnett, Christopher J. Jarmick, Art Gomez, Sharon Cumberland, Griffith H. Williams, David Post, Eugene Marckx, and Rena Priest. Poetic Impressions was produced on an antique Chandler & Price letterpress from 1911, and looks and feels as if it comes from the middle of the last century. Yet these brand new poems speak for today with a clarity of vision, and a command of poetic techniques, that is sure to impress. The book is published by East Point West Press.

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.

February 3, 2022, 7:00 pm

ONLINE: Reading with Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest

Host:
Whatcom County Library System
Online Poet Laureate Event

Join Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest for a poetry reading focused on the themes in this year’s Whatcom READS book selection, Greenwood. Whatcom READS is a county-wide program that encourages everyone to read and discuss the same book.

Set in the Pacific Northwest, Michael Christie’s Greenwood opens in the near future in one of the last surviving old growth forests. The novel spans generations to tell the story of a family living and dying in the shadows cast by its own secrets.

For more information about Whatcom READS and this year’s selection, please visit: https://www.whatcomreads.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.

Click here to register

April 19, 2022, 3:00 pm

Event with the Washington State Poet Laureate

Host:
Walla Walla University

Where:
Walla Walla Public Library
238 E Alder St Walla Walla, WA 99362 United States

April 19, 2022, 7:00 pm

Event with the Washington State Poet Laureate

Host:
Walla Walla University

Where:
Walla Walla University Chan Shun Pavillion
100 SW 4th St College Avenue (parking lot) College Place, WA 99324 United States

May 1, 2022, 10:30 am

Event with the Washington State Poet Laureate

Host:
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
Online Poet Laureate Event

Registration info to come

May 4, 2022, 11:30 am

Event with the Washington State Poet Laureate

Host:
The Evergreen State College
Online Poet Laureate Event

Registration info to come

One thought on “Events

  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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