Auburn AugustFest

August 1, 2016

Auburn AugustFest

Once again, poetry will play a vital role in the Auburn, Washington, AugustFest (formerly known as Auburn Days) on Saturday, August 13, 2016. All activities are free and include a poetry workshop with Christopher Howell (11:00am – 1:00pm), readings, open mic contest, Book and Small Press Fair, haiku display, and take-a-book-leave-a-book exchange table. See the complete lineup, participant bios and open mic guidelines on the Striped Water Poets AugustFest page. Additional AugustFest on the Auburn Community Calendar and on Facebook.

Poets on Parade

August 8, 2015

Auburn Days

Mid-August means Auburn Days and Auburn Days means Poets on Parade. Coming up next Sunday, August 16, 2015, Poets on Parade will start at 10:00am with a free two-hour workshop, Organizing Your Manuscript from Start to Finish, presented by poet and author Matthew Brouwer.

After a short lunch break, poets take the stage for the remainder of the afternoon, wrapping up at 5:00pm after a two-hour open mic, which includes a contest segment and a non-contest segment. There will also be a book swap, a book drive and a small-press book fair.

Auburn Days has a packed schedule, August 14, 15 and 16. See the full Auburn Days schedule (more on Facebook) and details and participant bios for Poets on Parade.

books on walls

August 11, 2013

Circle City Books, Pittsboro, NC

A little light reading for your Sunday enjoyment… Just happened across “25 amazing street art and mural works about books, libraries and reading” on Ebook Friendly, “a site for ebook geeks.”
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Photo: Circle City Bookstore in Pittsboro, North Carolina
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P.S. A reminder: today is Poets on Parade as part of Auburn Days, in Auburn, Washington. There’s a stellar lineup of readers. Here’s the complete schedule.

summer lit…

July 25, 2013

Auburn Days

If you’re eager to show off the Northwest’s literary chops to your house guests, consider taking them to Auburn Days on Sunday, August 11, 2013. The three-day festival (August 9, 10 and 11), which includes a parade, a dance, model boats, a car show, plenty of food and other fun, culminates with Sunday’s Adventures in Literature. The lineup features workshops, readings by Poets on Parade, a small press fair and book swap, an essay contest, open mic and much more. See the complete schedule for Adventures in Literature or visit Auburn Days on Facebook.