book launch, etc.

August 13, 2019

David Ossman, perhaps best known for his work with the Firesign Theatre, writes poems. Egress Studio Press publishes exceptionally beautiful hand-stitched books.

This Saturday, August 17, 2019, Egress Studio will host a book launch party for Ossman’s new Egress-published collection, The Old Man’s Poems. In addition to a pre-reading potluck supper, the event will include a performance by Seattle’s Band of Poets, a music and poetry group featuring John Burgess, Anna Jenkins, Jed Myers, Ted McMahon, and Rosanne Olson. (Parking is limited and carpooling is encouraged.)

For more information, here’s a post by Anita K. Boyle, and here’s the event on Facebook.


Sunday in Seattle

February 27, 2019

The brilliant bookstore, Open Books in Seattle, is the place for poetry books, readings, and workshops in the Northwest. Their calendar of events is action packed. See for yourself on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at 5:00pm, as Open Books hosts the launch of Gravity Assist by Martha Silano. Martha will be joined by poets Kelli Russell Agodon, Rick Barot, and Molly Tenenbaum. Go!

Join Carey Taylor as she celebrates the launch of her debut collection, The Lure of Impermanence, next Friday, August 17, 2018, 7:00pm, at Tsuga Fine Art and Framing in Bothell.

book launch

July 13, 2018

Celebrate the art of poetry and the poets who make it happen on Friday, July 20, 2018, as Village Books hosts a book launch and reading.

Award-winning poet Jed Myers will read from his new book, Between Dream and Flesh, a handmade limited-edition publication from Egress Studio Press. He will be joined by poet and fiction writer Lana Ayers (founder, publisher, and managing editor of MoonPath Press) who will read from her illustrated handmade book, The Moon’s Answer (Egress Studio Press), as well as other poems. James Bertolino will read selections from a variety of his poetry publications.

come hear Harvey!

June 1, 2018

Join Harvey Schwartz and friends for the launch of his new collection of poems, Hampden Road. At Village Books in Fairhaven (Bellingham) on Thursday, June 7, 2018, the evening will start at 6:30pm as Paul and Allison Anders (father and daughter), present a mini-concert on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and voice. At 7:00pm, Harvey will read poems and share anecdotes about his life, with musical interludes by Paul and Allison.

Bellingham reading

March 23, 2018

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 7:00pm, and join Bruna Press + Archive for the first event in the MUTTER COURAGE program: a book launch for Ely Shipley’s Some Animal and additional readings by Yanara Friedland and Jane Wong.

The Poem Booth, located on the Forest Street side of the downtown Community Food Co-op, has become a regular feature of Bellingham’s evolving poetry landscape. Since March 2017, when a small team refurbished a beaten-up old phone box, the Poem Booth has been home to poems submitted and selected each quarter along with a series of readings to welcome each new poem.

To support the modest costs of maintaining the booth (and keeping it graffiti free), the Poem Booth has launched a Kickstarter campaign — Poem Booth 2018! You can show your support for community poetry and celebrate the Poem Booth’s success so far by pitching in. (Also, if you have ideas for the future of the Poem Booth, see the “Help Wanted” note at the bottom of the Kickstarter page.)

You can also celebrate with the Poem Booth by attending the Poem Booth chapbook launch on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at 6pm. The sixteen 2017 quarterly winners and honorable mention poets will read from the 2017 Poem Booth chapbook, which will be available for purchase ($5/or donation). Gather on the mezzanine level of the downtown Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest Street.

(The next submission deadline for the Poem Booth is Saturday, February 17, 2018.)

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