two poetry fundraisers

June 23, 2020

Two poetry organizations that are vital to Cascadia and to the wider world are holding virtual fundraising events and hope you will participate.

Tonight, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at 6:00pm Pacific, the Skagit River Poetry Foundation presents Poemed and Uplifted, featuring poets Tony Curtis, Daemond Arrindell, Octavia Prosser, Olivia Elias, and Lucy Shainin. NOTE: “Due to a regional internet upload outage, we were unable to stream our live event. Thank you for your patience and I hope you will tune in on Sunday, June 28th at 6 PM for a re-broadcast of this event.”

Next Tuesday, June 30, at 5:00pm Pacific, Copper Canyon Press presents For the Future of Poetry, featuring Ellen Bass, Arthur Sze, and Jericho Brown, along with Editor-in-Chief Michael Wiegers.

Your generosity, in any amount, will be gratefully accepted.

This coming Friday, May 17, 2019, you’re invited to join the Skagit River Poetry Foundation at HOWL!

The spring fundraising event, at the Hillcrest Lodge in Mount Vernon, will feature hearty appetizers, open bar, cool jazz, and poetry celebrating the Beats, Peaks, and Fishtown poets. There will be silent and live auctions, raffles, and plenty of fun.

Advance tickets are available online, and tickets will also be available at the door. The event supports the Foundation’s mission to put poets in area schools and will jumpstart the 2020 festival. Can’t go? You can also make a donation on the ticket page.

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