Saturday in Bellingham!

April 19, 2018

SpeakEasy 21: Poets Talk Poetry is going to be an exceptional evening of insightful reflections and scintillating words from poets Bruce Beasley, Ramona Elke, Jory Mickelson, Kevin Murphy, Nancy Pagh, Dayna Patterson, and Rena Priest. Please join us on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 7:00pm, in the Encore Room of the Mount Baker Theatre, Bellingham, Washington. The event is free and the poets’ books will be for sale.

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Write Riot returns!

April 17, 2018

It has been a while since we heard anything from Write Riot Slam, so we’re pleased to see that they’ll be stepping up to the mic in honor of National Poetry Month. This time around, Write Riot is teaming up with Village Books for an evening of slam poetry to be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, starting at 7:00pm, at the Colophon Café (adjoining Village Books). Read more about Write Riot in Jessica Lohafer’s 2015 guest post and watch the Facebook event page for more information.

Poetry-About-Movies

April 13, 2018

And as long as we’re talking about the intersection of poetry and film, we should mention Poetry-About-Movies: a celebration of Film Is Truth happening at Honey Moon in Bellingham on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The evening will feature poetry about movies by Dee Dee Chapman, Rena Priest, Susan J. Erickson, and Jessica Lee.

Film is Truth 24 Times a Second is a beloved, locally owned and operated DVD, Blu-ray, and VHS rental store in Bellingham with a little bit of everything and a lot of foreign films, independent movies, arthouse films, and documentaries.

a new home for poetry

April 9, 2018

The Sylvia Center for the Arts is the latest addition to the Bellingham, Washington, Arts District. It features multiple performance spaces, classrooms, and studios, all available to the local performing arts community. For National Poetry Month, the Sylvia Center stage will be enlivened with a night of dazzling stand-up poetry featuring Anis Mojgani, Cristin O’keefe Aptowicz, Buddy Wakefield, and Derrick Brown. Monday, April 30, 2018, 7:00pm. Tickets are $15 at eventbrite.

In our continuing effort to cover all bases for National Poetry Month, we offer this early notice of SpeakEasy 21: Poets Talk Poetry, to be held Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7:00pm, at the Mount Baker Theatre, Encore Room.

An occasional poetry series that emphasizes themed, audience-friendly presentations of quality poetry by Cascadia-region writers, this SpeakEasy program will present seven distinguished poets reflecting on their own work, their inspiration, and the importance of poetry in their lives. The poets are Bruce Beasley, Ramona Elke, Jory Mickelson, Kevin Murphy, Nancy Pagh, Dayna Patterson, and Rena Priest. You can see the poets’ bios on the Other Mind Press SpeakEasy page.

The event is free and Village Books will be on hand to offer the poets’ books for sale.

Poet Richard Osler will conduct a one-day poetry writing workshop/retreat, Poetry as Prayer, in Bellingham on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Advance registration is required and there are still a few openings.

For more on Richard Osler, workshop details, and registration information, visit the Poetry as Prayer page.

You are invited to attend a free Whatcom Advocates presentation by four artists/poets on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, at the Whatcom Museum/Old City Hall Rotunda Room.

Sheila Sondik, Anita K. Boyle, Nancy Canyon, and J.I. (Judy) Kleinberg will share their work, processes, and inspiration. For bios and additional information, see the Whatcom Museum event page.

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