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February 16, 2017

100 Thousand Poets for Change

We don’t usually offer seven months of advance notice for poetry events, but this one is already in the air, so we thought we’d mention it.

100 Thousand Poets for Change was founded by Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion in 2011 and has happened every September since. Organized locally, 100TPC consists of poetry readings, music concerts, dance performances, and art exhibitions for peace, justice and sustainability. People from all over the world participate.

This year’s global event will happen on Saturday, September 30, 2017. There will undoubtedly be many events in Cascadia. For now, we’ve heard that Brandon Pitts, Isabella Valencia and Black Lab Gallery will be hosting a 100,000 Poets for Change event in Everett and 100TPC is looking for other local organizers.

Find out more on the 100TPC website and 100TPC Facebook page.


happening in Everett

January 31, 2017

Poetry Laboratory

Perhaps you’re familiar with the long-running every-Thursday Everett Poetry Night at Café Zippy, but did you know there’s a second weekly poetry scene in Everett? The Poetry Laboratory happens every Monday at Black Lab Art Gallery, with featured poet, open mic and artwork on the walls. Visit the Poetry Laboratory Facebook page for the latest.


Click the links for more info. More events on NW Lit Events page, updated daily.

1-28 – National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo)

1-28A Month of Letters

3Ish River Poets’ Circle features readings by Tim McNulty, Holly Hughes, Finn Wilcox and Michael Daley, 3pm, Civic Garden Center, La Conner

3 – Marjorie Manwaring and Derek Sheffield read poetry, Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle

3Intimacy: Poetry and Music, Blindfold Gallery, Seattle

4Striped Water Poets and the Northwest Renaissance present first Monday poetry featuring Carl Palmer plus open mic, Station Bistro, Auburn

6 – Colleen McElroy reads from Here I Throw Down My Heart, Seattle Public Library

7VB Writes…Poetry Writing Group, Village Books, Bellingham

7 – Poetry reading by Deborah Woodard, Open Books, Seattle

8 – Hugo Literary Series presents Strong Female Leads, Richard Hugo House, Seattle

8Kelli Russell Agodon reads, King’s Books, Tacoma

9FREE poetry workshop for Sue Boynton Poetry Contest poets, Fairhaven Public Library, Bellingham

9Reaching for the Other Side of the Wall, a one-day poetry workshop with Patricia Smith, Richard Hugo House, Seattle

9Rose Alley Press presents Linda Beeman, David D. Horowitz and open mic, Green Lake Public Library, Seattle

13Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater monthly open mic, Firehouse Cafe, Bellingham

13 – Poetry reading by Dennis Caswell and Keith Moul, plus open mic, Parkplace Books, Kirkland

13 – Seattle Arts & Lectures presents Nick Flynn: The Intersection of Poetry & Memoir, Benaroya Hall, Seattle

14 – Poetry open mic, every 2nd and 4th Thursday, fogdog gallery, Arlington

14Northwind Arts Center presents poets Anita K. Boyle and Richard Widerkehr, Port Townsend

14 – It’s About Time Writers’ Reading Series presents Kay Mullen, Kim Holloway and Bruce Holbert, Ballard Branch, Seattle Public Library

15 – Poetry reading by Melanie Noel, Open Books, Seattle

17SpeakEasy 10: Out of the Box, poetry and more, The Amadeus Project, Bellingham

17Spokane Poetry Slam, third Sunday of the month, Scout, Spokane

19-21 – David Guterson reads from Snow Falling on Cedars as part of Whatcom READS!, various venues, Bellingham

21A Blend of Words and Wine features Carl Palmer, The Blend Wine Shop, Key Center

22Redmond Association of Spokenword presents Dan Raphael, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, Redmond

22-243 Days of Poetry: Poetry and Film, Gallery 1412, Seattle

23Watermark Writers presents a house concert with poet Tammy Robacker and Ari Hest, Vaughn

23Poetry as Performance Art, a workshop with Matthew Brouwer, Coop Connections Building, Bellingham [NOTE: date and location changed to March 2 at Allied Arts]

27poetrybridge presents Thaddeus Gunn and Roberto Ascalon, C & P Coffee, West Seattle

28 – Poetry open mic, every 2nd and 4th Thursday, fogdog gallery, Arlington

28Rose Alley Press presents David D. Horowitz, Cafe Zippy, Everett

28Northwind Arts Center presents poets Richard Kenney and Carol Light, Port Townsend

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