busy times

March 30, 2021

As we navigate into National Poetry Month, the calendar gets busier and busier. This is just a reminder that The Poetry Department maintains a 12-month CALENDAR of events throughout Cascadia.

While many of our favorite reading series have gone dark in the last year, we’ve held on to their weekly and monthly calendar listings if there is still a website available and hope they may eventually be revived. Many programs have moved onto Facebook and we include those links where available.

The information provided is very limited: a date, brief description, time (Pacific unless otherwise noted), and, importantly, a link where you’ll find more information.

To add your local event, leave a Comment on any post or send a note to thepoetrydepartment AT gmail.com.

Check back often; the calendar is updated almost every day.

calendar page

May 30, 2019

Just a reminder that the CALENDAR page is loaded with poetry events and updated almost daily. It covers the Cascadia region and extends 12 months into the future.

We’ve added sections for events that happen Every Week and Every Month, and we’ve also added poetry/writing conferences and the dates that submissions open for publications that are based in the region.

To make a correction or add your event to the calendar, send an email to thepoetrydepartment at gmail dot com with the following information (required): date, city, brief description, time, venue, valid link for more information.

Click on CALENDAR, near the top of this page. Add your event. Visit often.

calendar update

September 20, 2018

If you’re planning a Cascadia-region poetry event or looking for one to attend, be sure to look at the CALENDAR page. A 12-month compendium of readings, workshops, conferences, and other poetry events, the page is updated almost daily. In addition to an “Every Week” section, the calendar now has an “Every Month” section of recurring poetry gatherings.

To make a correction or to add your event to the calendar, leave a comment on any page or send an email to thepoetrydepartment at gmail dot com with the following information (required): date, city, brief description, time, venue, link for more information.

what’s goin’ on…

April 3, 2018

It’s National Poetry Month and there’s waaaaay too much going on to feature everything on the front page. But The Poetry Department CALENDAR page is updated almost every day and while it doesn’t include everything, it lists a lot more events throughout Cascadia…and throughout the year!

To add your Cascadia event, leave a Comment or send an email to thepoetrydepartment AT gmail.com (you know the drill), listing the date, the city/state, a brief description, the time, the venue, and a LINK to a website where readers can find more information.

Check back often and mark your calendar!

Calendar page

…and you really oughta take a look at the CALENDAR page. Cascadia events are updated almost daily throughout the year, but April is looking pretty impressive — and it doesn’t even include all the scores of appearances on the agenda for our Poets Laureate, Tod Marshall (Washington) and Peter Sears (Oregon).

If your Cascadia poetry event is open to the public and you’d like to have it included, leave a Comment on any page with the following information: Date, City, BRIEF description, Time, Location, Link where someone can get more information.

So much poetry going on!

September 18, 2014



Fall isn’t even official yet and the calendar is already fattening up with delicious poetry events. Check the Boynton Blog CALENDAR page for a taste of what’s coming up, starting today.

This 12-month calendar, which focuses primarily on events in Washington State, is updated nearly every day, so check back often. And if you have a poetry event that’s not included (or a correction), please leave a Comment and be sure to include a link where readers can find complete details.



(…and so on…)

new page name

August 3, 2013

CALENDAR = NW Lit Events

Looking for a literary event in the Pacific Northwest? Click on CALENDAR in the navigation bar near the top of the screen. Formerly NW Lit Events, the page lists readings, workshops, conferences, contests and more. Updated nearly every day.

got events?

February 6, 2012

got wa events?Is your poetry event listed on our site? If you have a confirmed public poetry event going on in Washington State any time during the next 12 months, send it along and we’ll add it to the NW Lit Events page. Please be sure to include a link where readers can go for more information. Send your event as a Comment on any post or e-mail it to BoyntonPoetryContest AT hotmail DOT com.

Click on NW Lit Events in the dark gray band at the top of this page to see what’s on for 2012…and beyond.

before you know it…

December 9, 2011

2012 calendar…summer will be here. Really. A crust of frost dusts roofs and trees. Chickadees and juncos forage for tidbits in the bare branches. White birds flock in the fields.

This might be an excellent time to start thinking about long, warm days and planning for the summer ahead. For example…

The Chuckanut Writers Conference is on the calendar for June 22-23. Registration is open for the 2012 Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, July 8-22. The Pacific Northwest Writers Conference will be held July 19-22. LiTFUSE 2012 will take place September 21-23.

Plans are unfolding every day. Keep track of it all by checking the NW Lit Events page (note: renamed from NW Lit Scene), which is updated almost daily and includes literary events happening throughout the state of Washington. Something missing? Leave a comment!
2012 calendar

WashingtonJust a reminder…the NW Lit Scene page is updated almost daily with listings and links for poetry events going on throughout Washington state. Bookmark it and check back often!
Washington map

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