February 16, 2017
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.
January 31, 2017
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.
February 3, 2013
Click the links for more info. More events on NW Lit Events page, updated daily.
1-28 – National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo)
1-28 – A Month of Letters
3 – Ish 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
3 – Intimacy: Poetry and Music, Blindfold Gallery, Seattle
4 – Striped 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
7 – VB 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
8 – Kelli Russell Agodon reads, King’s Books, Tacoma
9 – FREE poetry workshop for Sue Boynton Poetry Contest poets, Fairhaven Public Library, Bellingham
9 – Reaching for the Other Side of the Wall, a one-day poetry workshop with Patricia Smith, Richard Hugo House, Seattle
9 – Rose Alley Press presents Linda Beeman, David D. Horowitz and open mic, Green Lake Public Library, Seattle
13 – Chuckanut 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
14 – Northwind 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
17 – SpeakEasy 10: Out of the Box, poetry and more, The Amadeus Project, Bellingham
17 – Spokane 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
21 – A Blend of Words and Wine features Carl Palmer, The Blend Wine Shop, Key Center
22 – Redmond Association of Spokenword presents Dan Raphael, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, Redmond
22-24 – 3 Days of Poetry: Poetry and Film, Gallery 1412, Seattle
23 – Watermark Writers presents a house concert with poet Tammy Robacker and Ari Hest, Vaughn
23 – Poetry as Performance Art, a workshop with Matthew Brouwer, Coop Connections Building, Bellingham [NOTE: date and location changed to March 2 at Allied Arts]
27 – poetrybridge presents Thaddeus Gunn and Roberto Ascalon, C & P Coffee, West Seattle
28 – Poetry open mic, every 2nd and 4th Thursday, fogdog gallery, Arlington
28 – Rose Alley Press presents David D. Horowitz, Cafe Zippy, Everett
28 – Northwind Arts Center presents poets Richard Kenney and Carol Light, Port Townsend