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P. I. E.  aka  Poetry  is   Everything

Upcoming Events

Besides the November 10th reading
headlined by Jack McCarthy and
Karen Finneyfrock, the Michael
Schein Park Place reading on the
14th and the very last Bookworm
Exchange reading extravangaza on
Friday, November 16th--there's
many other very worthwhile readings
and events going on and worthy
of your support.  (And when I write
support--I mean your attendance--
because most of the readings are
free to attend). The best way
to improve your writing is to read.
The second best way is to listen
to other writers and poets.  It
matters to poets and writers
that they have people willing to
read and listen. Getting out to a
reading is better than watching TV,
or sitting on the internet.  Many
readings have opportunities
to share your own work with an
audience and develop your
own skills as both an orator and
a writer.  Practice make perfect
and that applies to writing AND
listening.

Questions?  Additions?  Email me
at emeraldchris@yahoo.com
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"The ear of the leader must ring with the
voices of the people."

— Woodrow Wilson

"Let a fool hold his tongue and he
will pass for a sage.

—Publilius Syrus

"You have to be willing sometimes to
listen to some remarkable bad opinions.
Because if you say to someone, 'That's
the silliest thing I've ever heard; get on
out of here!'—then you'll never get
anything out of that person again, and
you might as well have a puppet on a
string or a robot."

— John Bryan

"Seek first to understand, then to be
understood."

— Stephen R. Covey
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Saturday --November 10


WINE AND POETRY AT
GRAPE CHOICE --KIRKLAND


Reserve the date--you won't want to miss this!!!

STARRING!!!!
Jack McCarthy,
                       Karen Finneyfrock

Co-Starring!!!
Mary Crane
                  ROX  aka  Stephen Roxborough
and
Mike Hickey


Featuring  spotlight readings from: 
R.R. Seitz, David D. Horowitz and your host
Christopher J. Jarmick


The Grape Choice (on the Kirkland
Waterfront) Adress:  9 Lakeshore Plaza, (aka 
9 Lake Street) Kirkland, WA 98033

BIOS:

Jack McCarthy was born in Massachusetts and now lives in Seattle, Washington. He began writing poetry in the 1960s, averaging about a poem a year until 1992-93, when two things happened. First, his new wife, Carol, blackmailed him into attending a workshop with Galway Kinnell; then he brought his daughter Annie, for her birthday, to the open mike at the Cantab Lounge in Central Square, Cambridge, hoping she’d get excited about poetry. Jack was the one who got hooked.

Since then he’s brought out several books including: Grace Notes, two chapbooks (Actual Grace Notes and Too Old to Make Excuses (But Still Young Enough to Make Love)), a 60-minute cassette tape (Poems for Hannah), Two CDs (Breaking Down Outside a Gas Station and 'By Gift unearned').  Say Goodnight, Grace Notes, was released in 2003 by EM Press to rave reviews. His latest books are  Almost a Remembrance from Moon Pie Press in 2011 and  What I Saw from EM Press in 2012.   His work has appeared in a number of anthologies, including The Spoken Word Revolution..

Jack was a member of the Boston team at the 1996 National Poetry Slam, and was an engaging minor character in the feature film "Slamnation," which documented those proceedings, and he was a member of the Worcester team at the 2000 National Poetry Slam, where he finished as the 10th ranked individual. The Boston Phoenix has named him “Best Standup Poet,” the Boston Poetry Awards “Best Love Poet,” and the Cambridge Poetry Awards “Best Spoken Word” and “Best Humorous Poet .” The Boston Globe says, “In the poetry world, he's a rock star.”

Among his influences he numbers Robert Frost, Dylan Thomas, and Garrison Keillor. He doesn't think of himself as a "performance poet," but as a "standup poetry guy," a writer of poems that perform themselves.

Poet Stephen Dobyns has written, "Jack McCarthy is one of the wonders of contemporary poetry. He writes—and often performs—dazzling narratives full of wit and humor, sadness and hard thinking. He should be cloned."

Of Say Goodnight, Grace Notes, ALA Booklist says, "McCarthy brings his compelling experiences to his poetry with nimble humor, hard-won wisdom, and a raconteur's knack for telling diabolically barbed stories…concrete, candid, personal, and utterly captivating…caustic, sexy and smart."

Thomas Lux has written, "The only ambition he seems to have is to tell the truth as best he can in poems. That is a very worthy ambition, but it's not his only one. He also hopes to be remembered as an integral member of the movement to restore poetry to its rightful place in everyday American life. So that when Americans think of poetry, they don't think of school and homework, but of laughter and tears; a shortcut to the heart.

Karen Finneyfrock is a poet, novelist and teaching artist in Seattle, WA. Her second book of poems, Ceremony for the Choking Ghost, was released on Write Bloody press in 2010. Her young adult novel, The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door, is due from Viking Children’s Books in 2013. She is a former Writer-in-Residence at Richard Hugo House. In 2010, Karen traveled to Nepal as a Cultural Envoy through the US Department of State to perform and teach poetry and in 2011, she did a reading tour in Germany sponsored by the US Embassy.

Stephen Roxborough (aka roxword) was born in New York to a Canadian father and American mother. He’s a past board member for the Washington Poets Association and Head Poet for Madrona Center on Guemes Island. An internationally acclaimed, award-winning performance poet, Rox has been three times nominated for the Pushcart Prize (2003, 2006, 2011), appeared at the Skagit River Poetry Festival (2004), Brave New Words (Whidbey Island, 2009) and co-edited radiant danse uv being, a poetic portrait of bill bissett (2006). He is the author of six collections of poetry, the most recent being 2011's this wonderful perpetual beautiful, published by NeoPoiesis Press.

Writer, director, and Firesign Theatre member, David Ossman says of Stephen’s new book, “Rox has a light touch while reaching deeply inside what makes the universe tick, gentle while grappling with the dead ends of today. This book knocks on your door and wants to come in and make you laugh, and sigh, and think.”

Mary Eliza Crane - grew up in New England and began writing poetry at age fourteen.. Poetry remains the one constant to which Mary always returns. In the Adirondacks she fell madly, passionately and desirously in love with the natural world. A transplant to the Cascade foothills of the Pacific Northwest, her voice lives in the understory and fog of the Snoqualmie River. A fusion of this one true love and a deep understanding of what makes us human, she writes simultaneously of the personal, political and natural world. A regular feature at poetry venues in the Puget Sound region, her first volume of poetry What I Can Hold In My Hands was published in 2009.Her latest is 2011’s At First Light, both published by Gazoobi Tales .  Mary recently read two poems to open a Graham Nash charity concert in Los Angeles in October 2012.

Michael G. Hickey, the oldest of eleven children, received a BA from the University of Arizona, 1987, and an MFA from the University of Washington, 1992. He is a tenured professor of creative writing at South Seattle Community College. In 2009, he was elected Seattle’s Poet Populist. In addition to widely publishing creative non-fiction, fiction, and poetry, he has served as a writing volunteer for children at bereavement camps, youth offenders at King County Youth Detention, and prisoners at the Monroe Correctional Complex. His first book of poetry, In Defense of Eve, was published by Good Egg Press in 1999. He has won numerous awards for teaching, writing, and union leadership, and he lives with his wife and two sons in West Seattle. His motto is to “work hard and have fun.” His life goal is to “take over the world 28 students at a time.
Plus Spotlight readings from:

David D. Horowitz founded and manages Rose Alley Press.  He earned B.A. degrees in philosophy and English from the University of Washington and an M.A. in English from Vanderbilt University. His work has appeared in numerous journals, including The Lyric, Candelabrum, Exterminating Angel, ArtWord Quarterly, and The Sporting News. His most recent books, published by Rose Alley, are Strength & Sympathy, From Notebook to Bookshelf, and five poetry collections: Streetlamp, Treetop, Star; Resin from the Rain; Wildfire, Candleflame; Stars Beyond the Battelsmoke; and his most recent, Sky Above the Temple. He also edited the Rose Alley anthologies: Limbs of the Pine, Peaks of the Range and Many Trails to the Summit. David lives in Seattle. 

R.R. Seitz or Roy Seitz is a poet, journeyman carpenter and Vietnam veteran who has organized poetry readings at the Index Arts Festival and his debut poetry collection, now back in print is called: Right Here, Right Now.  Blurb from the book:  Roy was a sniper in Vietnam. The vibrancy and immediacy of his work will stun you. This is neither a political rant nor a therapeutic exercise. These poems do not say, "War is terrible" or "War is glorious," they simply say, "This is war." Roy's storytelling is artful, unflinching "" definitely not for children "" but wending through these poems is a deep respect for life, a quiet and enigmatic hope.

Christopher J. Jarmick Poet-Author-Journalist  curates and organizes two monthly poetry readings 2nd Wednesday’s at Kirkland’s Park Place Books,  3rd Friday’s at Seattle’s Bookworm Exchange.  His latest poetry collection is 2010’s Ignition: Poem Starters, Statements, Septolets and Double Dog Dares. He also released a spoken word CD with Pulitzer nominated Los Angeles based poet Michael C. Ford (produced by Entertainment Tonight producer Kevin Gershan) in 2009 entitled Radio Mysteries; Aural Anxieties.  He co-wrote the mystery novel The Glass Cocoon.  He’s published poems, articles, interviews with poets, and filmmakers in various regional and national newspapers, magazines and E-zines.  Born on the East Coast, he worked as a screenwriter, documentary film-maker and TV Producer in Los Angeles for three decades before moving to Seattle in 1994.  He has three daughters and 5 step-children and lives in Kenmore with his wife Teresa.  Email: emeraldchris@yahoo.com
 
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From Connie Walle

DISTINGUISHED WRITER SERIES
Nov 9th 7:00 p.m.
Kings Bookstore (218 St. Helens-Tacoma)
 

FEATURING

Scott Poole

 

 

Scott Poole is the author of three books of poetry, The Cheap Seats, Hiding from Salesmen and, most recently, The Sliding Glass Door in 2011 from Colonus Publishing. He is the “House Poet” for Oregon Public Broadcasting’s radio variety show Live Wire! He also was the founding director of Wordstock, the Portland book festival. He lives in Vancouver, WA

 

II

DISTINGUISHED WRITER SERIES
Dec. 14th  7:00 p.m.
Kings Bookstore (218 St. Helens)
Featuring: Raul Sanchez
 
AND THE SHERRY CHRISTMAS PARTY FOLLOWING
Directions will be provided at the reading.


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From Allen Braden:

Celebrating Art and Writing at the TCC Library

Join us for a celebration of local art and writing at the TCC Library Thursday, November 8, 1:30-3:00 pm. Readings begin at 1:30; a reception for the writers and artists follows at 2:30. The event is free and open to the public.  Three TCC faculty members will be reading from recently completed work. Staff from King’s Books will have copies for sale.

English instructor Allen Braden’s new poetry collection, “Elegy in the Passive Voice,” continues the author’s reflections on family intimacies started in his first book through poems set on his family’s farm. Love, lust, sorrow, hope and pride are all translated by the poet into stark and startling images coaxed from “memories heavy with the history of forgiving.”

“Bleakonomics – a heartwarming introduction to financial catastrophe, the jobs crisis, and environmental destruction,” was written by TCC economics instructor Rob Larson.   

Richard Wakefield, 2010 Howard Nemerov Sonnet Competition winner, 2006 Richard Wilbur Poetry Award winner, and TCC English instructor, will read from his new book of poetry, “A Vertical Mile.”  “These poems are my effort to make things slow down enough so that I can pay attention,” said Wakefield. “I hope they do the same for other people.”

Make Space for Art: Washington Arts Commission Art Collection

The state puts its large collection of warehoused public art back on display by loaning artwork long-term to public institutions. The nine new pieces TCC received from the Washington Arts Commission’s “Re-Siting Project” will be on display in the Library.  Laura Becker, Project Manager, Art in Public Places with the WA Arts Commission will be on hand to speak briefly about the project.

On Display: Work by Local Artists

The library is currently displaying work by local sculptor and fabric artist Lynn DiNino. Her collection of small sculptures explores the health outcomes of the current American food system.   “The topic of the day is diabetes and obesity,” said DiNino. “Anybody’s vulnerable to this.”

Local photographer Chris Berryman’s work hangs in the library lobby. This exhibit features details from Tacoma-area architecture.   “To take interesting photos I believe it helps to go to interesting places, or at least take a good look in your own backyard,” said Berryman. “I hope my work inspires people to get out into and look close at the world around them.”
 

Location: 
Tacoma Community College Library
6501 S 19th St, Building 7
Tacoma, Washington
98466

 For more information, please contact Marketing Director Shawn Jennison or Communications Consultant Rachel Payne.

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From Luther Allen:

Sunday, November 11
7:00pm   ---  Bellingham, Wa.

SpeakEasy 9: Road Trip
The Amadeus Project
1209 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham

The community poetry series SpeakEasy presents 24 local poets reading work related to the theme of Road Trip. Most pieces are based on actual experience, but some are imaginary, metaphoric, and, well, unclassifiable! This event is free, with donations to The Amadeus Project appreciated.

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From Elizabeth Austen

Nov. 11: Annette Spaulding-Convy reads from her first full-length collection, In Broken Latin at Open Books at 3pm.

Nov. 13: How to Give a Reading You’d Actually Want to Go ToThere are still a few spots open in my performance workshop. This is a fundraiser for 826 Seattle, an extraordinary writing and tutoring center for kids 6 to 18. The class is for adults, and would be useful for people working in any genre who want to improve their public reading skills:

Let's end once and for all the idea that a literary reading is a bore. Learn how to connect with an audience without showboating or betraying what you've brought to the page. Taught by Elizabeth Austen. Tues., Nov. 13 from 7 to 9p.  $35. All proceeds benefit 826 Seattle. Register here826 Seattle, 8414 Greenwood Ave N,  Seattle WA 98103

Nov. 15: Eileen Myles & Maggie Nelson: Poets on Painters at Benaroya Hall at 7:30pm. Part of Seattle Arts and Lectures Poetry Series.

 Nov. 16: Richard Hugo House Literary Series: Ya Gotta Believe! at 7:30pm.

Nov. 18:  Paul Hunter reads from his newest collection, Stubble Field at Open Books at 3pm.

Dec. 1:  Richard Hugo House Write-o-Rama: Just $45 buys you a full day of wildly diverse and inventive prompts—plus fellow writers at your elbow--to get your pen moving. Full details: http://hugohouse.org/write-o-rama

Dec. 7: Colleen McElroy reads from Here I Throw Down My Heart, her latest poetry collection. Open Books at 7:30pm.

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From Carolyne Wright

Call for Poem Submissions

Editors Carolyne Wright and Eugenia Toledo invite women poets of all nationalities, backgrounds and job descriptions to submit up to 5 poems for an anthology, Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace.

This anthology invites poems of women who have occupied spaces in the work force, and have contended with pay and promotion inequity, workplace harassment and intimidation, and all matters relevant to women in an increasingly globalized workplace, including the joy and satisfaction of work well done. Such issues may include instances of women’s employment advantages over males and other non-minorities—any preferential treatment of women in hiring and promotion, for example. How can women tell their workplace stories in poetry, and be agents of change, locally and globally, in these difficult economic times? Poems in English and in translation from any other language are welcome.

FULL GUIDELINES

  1. Poems may be unpublished or previously published in magazines, anthologies, or books, but contributors must have the rights and waive fees for republication.
  2. Submissions up to 5 poems. Please mail in hard copy, with your contact data in a cover letter and your name on each page of poetry. No need to include an SASE—we will email our responses, requesting accepted poems along with bio and statement to be sent electronically.
  3. Poems may be originally written in a language than English, but originals should be sent with their translations.
  4. Provide a 75-word bio in the cover letter, followed by a brief statement of your involvement in work on behalf of women.
  5. Submission deadline: 31 December 2012
6.
Submit work to: Carolyne Wright
13741 15th Avenue NE, # C – 7
Seattle, WA 98125 USA
carolyne.eulene@juno.com

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From Jerry Libstaff
 
The 4th Season of
Words and Music is concluding.
 
We are excited to present some of the top
entertainers in the country to perform on the
waterfront in Vaughn WA.Please call or email
to reserve your space. We are limited to a
maximum of 65 guests in this intimate setting
. Your $20 donation provides for all food
and beverages plus the entertainment.
 
2012 Schedule


November 10   Antje Duvekot
 with poet-- Peter Ludwin
 
Words and Music donations support
the artists. Additional funds go to
support Watermark Writers Young
Writers' Program each summer.
To find out more email us at
info@watermarkwriters.com
or call  253-778-6559.

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Seattle Arts and Lectures

Eileen Myles & Maggie Nelson: Poets on Painters THU, NOV 15, 2012, 7:30 PM Benaroya Hall \ Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall Co-Presented by Seattle Art Museum, Wave Books 
 
The Poetry Series continues with Eileen Myles & Maggie Nelson: Poets on Painters, November 15. Known for their poetry and writing on visual art, Eileen Myles and Maggie Nelson will read from their work and speak about the intersection of the two genres in response to Seattle Art Museum's exhibit, Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris. 

Eileen Myles
Dubbed by Holland Cotter as “a cult figure to a generation of post-punk female writers,” Eileen Myles is a writer in many definitions of the word. A poet, memoirist, playwright, and a journalist, her bibliography is astounding in both length and variety. Born in 1949 in Boston, Myles received her education at the University of Massachusetts, Boston before moving to New York in the 1970s. There, she was a part of The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s and worked for poet James Schuyler. Her first book, Not Me, was published in 1991.
 
Since then, she’s published multiple volumes of poetry and books, including Chelsea Girls (1994), School of Fish (1996), Sorry, Tree (2007), and Inferno: a poet’s novel (2010). She has won the Lambda Book Award, the Shelley Award from the Poetry Society of America, as well as grants from multiple organizations such as The National Endowment for the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation. Today Myles divides her time between New York City, where she lives, California, where she is a professor at UC San Diego, and Colorado, where she teaches at the Naropa Institute in the summer.
 
Maggie Nelson
Born in San Francisco in 1973, Maggie Nelson is the author of four books of nonfiction and four books of poetry. Her most recent book, The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning (2011), was featured on the front cover of the Sunday Book Review of the New York Times, as well as named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and an Editors’ Choice. Her other nonfiction books include the cult hit Bluets (2009), published by Wave Books; a critical study of poetry and painting titled Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions (2007); and an autobiographical book about sexual violence and media spectacle titled The Red Parts: A Memoir (2007). Her volumes of poetry include Something Bright, Then Holes (2007); Jane: A Murder (2005), The Latest Winter (2003), and Shiner (2001).
 
Before joining the faculty of CalArts in 2005, Nelson lived in New York City, where she taught literature and writing at Wesleyan University, Pratt Institute of Art, and the New School Graduate Writing Program. Recent awards include a 2007 Arts Writers Grant from the Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation, a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship in Nonfiction, and a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry.
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Allison Augustyn
Marketing Associate
Seattle Arts & Lectures

Eileen Myles/Maggie Nelson: November 15
Miranda July: December 5
David Wagoner: January 16
Amy Wilentz: January 23
Julie Otsuka: January 29
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From:  Daemond Arrindell

The Slam's ANNUAL HAIKU D'ETAT

Tues Nov 20, 8pm

Our Annual nod to the Haiku, a traditional Japanese form that addresses an aspect of nature in only 17 syllables.

We put our own spin on it -still 17 syllables, but the topic matter is open to anything.

Poets will go head to head like an old school emcee battle, but more brief. Always a favorite and a lot of fun right before Thanksgiving.
$100 Cash prize!!

Email info@seattlepoetryslam.org
to sign up
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From  Kevin MIller
 

November 29, 2012, 7 p.m.

King’s Books,

218 Saint Helens Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402

 

Poetry Reading featuring Alice Derry and Kevin Miller

 

Alice Derry is the author of four full collections of poetry and three chapbooks. Derry was awarded a Washington State GAP grant for the manuscript of her most recent collection Tremolo published in 2012 by Red Hen Press. Strangers to Their Courage (Louisiana State University Press) was a finalist for the 2002 Washington Book Awards. She recently retired after teaching English and German for twenty-nine years at Peninsula College in Port Angeles. She was a major force in conceiving and directing the college’s Foothills Writers’ Series from 1980—2009.

Kevin Miller lives in Tacoma, Washington. Pleasure Boat Studio published his third collection Home & Away: the Old Town Poems in 2009. Miller taught in the public schools in Washington State for thirty-nine years. Recent poems appeared or are forthcoming in The Massachusetts Review, Crab Creek Review, The San Pedro River Review, and The Museum of Americana. 


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Take a Poem From Your Heart Readings

@ ParkPlace Books in Kirkland
2nd Wednesdays  (no reading July & August)

and @ Bookworm  Exchange in Seattle 
3rd Fridays  (Ending November 2012)

& Poetry Day of the Week Listings
Below

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Bookworm Exchange one of the very best
independent bookstores (and my favorite)
in South Seattle is unfortunately closing
at the end of the year. We have just 1 more
reading scheduled at this wonderful store.
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November 10th  (Saturday)  7 p.m.
--Kirkland

Grape Choice Wine Shop/Bar

What you should know and why should you go:

Jack McCarthy is reading.

Also several other gifted poets.
Details in the left hand column!

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2nd Wednesday Take a Poem
From Your Heart Reading
at Park Place Books
--Kirkland  USA


Wednesday  November 14, 2012
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  FREE


Through extraordinary arrangments
and negotiations I am particularly
honored to have a unique program
for November involving the participation
of writer-poet--Lit Fuse founder/facilitator
Michael Schein  and  the mysterious
author of The Killer Poet's Guide to
Immortality known as A. B. Bard. 

(we will also have an Open Mic)
 
AB Bard

 Mr. Bard is not now, nor has he ever been, a member of the Republican Party.  Mr. Bard does not Tweet. He was once nominated to push a cart, but he never got to push the cart so he went home.  He was awarded a sheepskin (BAaa) from Reed College Sleeper Cell.  He is way too classy to make a Bachelor or fart joke in his bio.  He has never been a Creative writing adjunct. His one super power is the ability to repel all conventional measures of literary success.  Lap to a cat.  Pal to a girl.  God to a dog.  Dog to the man.

Michael Schein

Michael Schein is the author of at least two novels and a slew of poems.  His confirmed novels are Bones Beneath Our Feet (2011), and Just Deceits (2008).  Despite slanderous innuendo to the contrary, Michael allegorically abjures authorship of The Killer Poet’s Guide to Immortality by “AB Bard” (2012).  Michael has taught poetry and fiction at a number of venues. He is Director of LiTFUSE Poets’ Workshop.  His poetry is supported by a grant from 4Culture; it has been nominated for the Pushcart twice, and stuck to refrigerators by magnets.

Park Place Books is one of the few
remaining full sized new and used
independent bookstores on the East
Side.Consider supporting their efforts
to stay in business in the near future. 
They host many reading clubs and
community events.

Park Place Books is  located in the
Park Place Mall off 85th Street  in
Kirkland at 348 Parkplace Ctr
Kirkland, WA 98033-6229

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November 16th--7 p.m.   Seattle
Third Friday  Take a Poem From Your
Heart Reading at Bookworm Exchange
--Seattle, WA.

THIS IS IT!!!!!   THE FINAL FAREWELL
TO COLUMBIA CITY'S BOOKWORM
EXCHANGE  POETRY READING.

Friday NOVEMBER 16TH, 2012

7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. FREE

Our October reading was certainly
an amazing evening and it's
expected another will happen
on this very special evening.


The Last Take a Poem From Your
Heart reading in Columbia City.

Our distinguished feature poets
include:

David Thornbrugh, Garrett Rutledge,
Nancy Dahlberg , J. Glenn Evans,
Carlos Martinez, David D. Horowitz,
Peter Ludwin, Stephen Roxborough,
Brendan McBreen, Gerald McBreen
Murray Gordon, Dobbie Norris &
Robinson Bolkum!!!

Plus a limited open mic.
The Proceedings may be taped
for future radio program broadcasts!

Bookworm Exchange is a warm friendly
new and used bookstore located in the
beautiful Columbia City retail district
surrounded by Art Galleries, Bakeries,
Excellent Restaurants, and coffee
shops. Owner Jim and his staff
have supported our poetry
reading for over 7 years.
The store closes in December 2012.

BookWorm Exchange @
4860 Rainier Avenue S. 
  Seattle Wa 98118

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Poetry by Day of the Week

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NOTE:THE LIST WAS Last UPDATED
in October of 2012
 
However, things change, sometimes without notice.
  If you have updates, and/or additions to this list
please email me as soon as possible so this list
can be kept as current as possible.  . 
  emeraldchris@yahoo.com)

Occasional but not definitively scheduled
readings do not appear on this list. Most
of the readings are open mic friendly and are nearly
or completely free. Cover charges/ fees  if any are
listed when known.
  Do Support busines
hosts with purchases whenever possible.
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FRIDAY     Friday      friday  
 
1ST FRIDAYS  TACOMA
 
Speak Your Soul
1st Friday, 8 p.m.
 
The Den Tea Bar, at the back of Urban XChange
1932 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma 253-376-4539
Zach@speakyoursoul.org
 
1st  FRIDAYS  RENTON
 
YOUTH SPEAKS
1st Friday, 7 p.m.
Harambee  316 South 3rd Street, Renton 
  tel: 425-271-6700
www.seattleyouthspeaks.org // www.vivaharambee.com
 
2ND FRIDAYS -- TACOMA
 
Second Friday KINGS BOOKS  TACOMA
at 7:00 p.m.
DISTINGUISHED WRITER SERIES
 
Kings Books, 218 St Helens,
Tacoma, Washington.
 
The Puget Sound Poetry Connection (PSPC),
based in Tacoma sponsors the Distinguished
Writer Series,a venuefor playwrights, short story
writers and others. This mixedvenue features a
distinguished reader and an open mic.
It is usually Poetry.  It includes an open mic.
All Open MIC in July and August unless special
feature is booked.Tel: 253-272-8801  Contact
Connie Walle via
e-mail ckwalle@msn.com.
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3RD FRIDAYS-- SEATTLE
 
Bookworm Exchange  at 7 p.m.

Long running Poetry Series in the South
of downtownSeattle neighborhood of
Columbia City at a very comfortable new
and used bookstore is  hosted by
Christopher J.Jarmick and happens every
3rd Friday of the month.at
7:00 p.m.  The store is closing in
December and the last poetry reading
is scheduled for November 16th, 2012.

PEN & Take a Poem From Your Heart
presents 3rd Friday Poetry at Bookworm
Exchange, 4860 Rainier Ave. S,
Seattle
98118(one block north of the
Starbucks on EAST side of street)
Phone 206.722.6633
 
2-3 featured readers and an open mic 
FREE 
(Sign-up 6:45 p.m.)  Contact Chris @
emeraldchris@yahoo.com
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LAST FRIDAYS TACOMA   (Updated)
 
Free Ya Mind
 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m
.Featured Reader and Open Mic
 
Tully's Coffee  9th & Broadway, Tacoma
tel: 253-921-1160  Stella Haioulani, host
www.Freeyamindinc.com
 
LAST FRIDAYS --REDMOND
RASP READING SERIES 7 P.M.

At the Old Redmond Schoolhouse
Community Center (ORSCC) at
16600 NE 80th Street,Redmond,
WA 98052 
Featured Readers plus
open Mic  FREE
 
LAST FRIDAYS Port Townsend, WA
 
Lehani's Deli & Coffee House
Friday, 5 p.m. * poetry open mic
221 Taylor Street, Port Townsend
tel: 360-385-3961

Last Fridays  Port Townsend WA
Teen Writers
Friday, 3 - 4 p.m. writing circle and
critique group for writers 12 -
18 years old Charles Pink House
1220 Lawrence,Port Townsend
 
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SATURDAY
  Saturday  Saturday
 
UPDATE!!!!!
2ND Saturdays SEATTLE

PoetsWest readings at Green Lake
Library 4 p.m. Lower level meeting room
of Green Lake Branch Seattle Public
Library,7364 E Greenlake Dr. N,
Seattle

There are three and sometimes four
featured readers plus an open mic.  
Hosted by J Glenn Evans who has been
curating and hosting poetry readings in
Seattle for over 15 years !!!  Attend the
readings as often as you can.  Get up
and read a poem and you might wind
up being on a radio program
too !!!  It's FREE!!!
4 to 5:30 p.m. 
www.poestwest.com .
 FREE
 
1st Saturdays  POULSBO
 
First Saturday of every month at 7 p.m.
The Poulsbohemian, 19003 Front St. NE,
Poulsbo WA 98370
(360.779.9199)
 
Two to Three  featured poets and
an open mic. FREE
Marianna Mears, emmj@centurytel.net 
  http://poulsbohemian.com
 
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SUNDAY  Sunday        Sunday
 
Every Sunday  Seattle- Ballard  

Conor Byrne Pub
5140 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle
every Sunday, 8:00 p.m. - around 11:00 p.m.
"Open Mic w/Josiah," sign-ups @ 7:30 p.m
. * Largely a music open mic
 
(2 songs or about 5 to 10 minutes each;
poetry acceptable,)
Tel.: 206-784-3640
www.conorbyrnepub.com
 
2nd & 4TH SUNDAYS
 
Second and fourth Sunday Open Mic at
4:00 p.m.

Hosts include David Jones, Kerry Cox and
others.Seattle Mobile Expresso,  13000
Linden Avenue North (corner of 130th and
Linden a few blocks west of 130th & Aurora
Open mic.. Hosts vary  tel: 206-420-4719
 
 Clarissa Silvestre (a very generous cafe
proprietor),
info@seattlemobileespresso.com   
www.seattlemobileespresso.com
 
3RD SUNDAYS -- Seattle
 
Youth Speaks Seattle hosts open mic
(poetry and music)   at 7 p.m.
 
3rd Sundays at Café Allegro, 4214 University
Way (alley of 42nd and 15th
in U District  2nd Floor), Seattle. Sign up 6:30 
p.m. All ages. 
tel: 206-774-0443
www.seattleyouthspeaks.org
 
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MONDAY  Monday    Monday 
 
Every Monday  --  Belllingham

Poetrynight
every Monday night  8pm @ The Amadeus
Project 1209 Cornwall Avenue
Bellingham, WA

Open mic and a featured poet. Sign-up
between 8-8:30. No Cover.
hosted by Robert Huston

You've heard about this very well
attended poetryreading inBellingham
right? Audiences from 20 to
nearly 100 come out to the readings
and a good time is had by all.  
It's FREE!

For more information,
www.poetrynight.org
or contact  info@poetrynight.org
Often there's a pod-cast of the evening too.

1ST & 3RD MONDAYS—Seattle/Ravenna
(North End Forum—see below)
 
1st Mondays & 3RD Mondays
 
North End Forum @ Bai Pai -- SEATTLE
UPDATE 10/2012
Jed Myers hosts this long-running series
that begins just after 8 p.m. at the
Bai Pai lounge,2316 NE 65th St., Seattle
in the Ravenna neighborhood of Seattle.
There is now a sign-up list to read but
drop-ins even late ones after the 9:40-ish
breaks are still welcome.
Read a poem, sing and play a song,
tell a very short story or
practice a short monologue.
Everyone is encourage to participate and
some nights a lot of people show up to
share, listen and be part of The Forum.
Your expected to buy a drink or some food
but there's no cover and everything is kept
loose and informal.
NOT Quite FREE.  
 
Contact Jed Meyers medjyers@hotmail.com.

1st MONDAYS

Poetry Station  --  Auburn, WA
FIRST MONDAY  POETRY 
AKA Poetry Station or 
AT THE AUBURN STATION BISTRO
7-10 p.m. Started in April 2012  continues
first Mondays.... usually hosted by
Emilie Rommel Shimkus 
Featured Poets;  Open Mic; 
After reading social

The Auburn Station Bistro is located at
110 Second Street SW, Ste. 125,
one block south of West Main Street on
the east side of the Auburn Transit Center,
in the big brick building below the green
metal vine. Parking is plentiful, the event
is free and open to all.

This brand new (as of April 2nd, 2012) Series
is Presented by Northwest
Renaissance Poets, Performers &
Publishers, in collaboration with
Auburn Striped Water Poets,
with generous support
from the Auburn Arts Commission.
Admission is free.


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TUESDAY    Tuesday      Tuesday

Every Tuesday -- Auburn
7 p.m. Auburn City Hall

Every Tuesday (except a couple Holidays) 
The Striped Water Poets of Auburn continue
the Living Room critique circle offering
a mostly gentle, helpful writer’s critique.
The group meets every Tuesday from
7 to 9 p.m.Bring several copies of your
poem to pass out to people (8 to 10
copies usually adequate—and if not
people can share) to workshop and/or
actively participate.

Striped Water Poets meet in the
Conference Room 2 upstairs at
Auburn City Hall, 25 W Main St.
in Auburn..
 
After 7:30 p.m.you won't be able to
get in; the doors to City Hall doors are
locked at that time.It's free but donations
are welcome. Contact Gerald McBreen
253.735.1751 or 
email mcbreenpost@aol.com. 
FREE
 
Every Tuesday
 
SEATTLE SLAM at 8:30 at ReBAR --
SEATTLE 1114 Howell St.  Seattle WA 
(206-233-9873)  21 + with I.D. 

COVER CHARGE $5.00  OVER 21 ONLY

SEATTLE Slam offers competitive performance
poetry with music, open mic and a featured poet
. At least six open mic poets each
week compete (if too many sign up, they do a
lottery.)You can sometimes read out of competition
Sign-up between 8-8:30.
Cover charge $5.
21+ with ID required at the door. For more
information, check website at
http://www.seattlepoetryslam.org or contact 
info@seattlepoetryslam.org
NOT FREE
 
2nd & 4th Tuesdays -- SEATTLE-- Queen Anne

NOTE THE NEW LOCATION (UPDATED 3/2012)
Every second and fourth Tuesday 

Caffe Zingaro 
127 Mercer St.
Seattle, WA 98109


Caffe Zingaro is across the street from
Metropolitan Market, free 2 hour parking
at the Market. Our new time is 6:30-8 p.m.
Metropolitan Market (in the Cafe)

(Free underground parking
accessed from Warren Avenue)

It’s an all open mic reading  Warm friendly
reading atmosphere.It’s hosted
by Margaret Roncone and Lainne Dexter.
Contact margaretroncone@yahoo.com. 
FREE

3RD TUESDAYS --SEATTLE

Third Tuesday Poets and Writers @ 7:00 P.M. 
@ Seattle Mobile Espresso,13000 Linden Ave
N #106 (Bitter Lake neighborhood),Seattle  
Hosted by Dobbie Norris.  

FEATURED POETS and Writers  This is a place to
come and listen to poets, (and sometimes
essayists, journalists and novelists too). It is NOT an
open mic
.  Excellent poets share their work with you.
Dobbie’s Poets and Writers series remains one of
the best series in town.  (often having SRO
audiences) . It is FREE  but try to buy a beverage or
more from SME.
Contact dobbie through his Facebook
page or SME.
 
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 WEDNESDAY:  Wednesday    Wednesday

1ST  Wednesdays    DUVALL 

MATCH Coffee & Wine Bar (all ages okay)
15705 Main Street NE • Duvall, WA 98019
6:30 P.M. • Open mic sign-ups begin at 6 p.m.
Featured reader at 7 p.m.; open mic before
& after . Attendees encouraged to purchase
a drink, snack, or dinner at Match
Readings brought to you by the Duvall Poetry
Group and the Duvall Cultural Commission

Facebook: www.facebook.com/duvallpoetry
Contact: duvallpoetrycontact@gmail.com


1st Wednesdays -  SEATTLE

Open Mic Night is back at The Vera Project
Every 1st Wednesday starting August 3, 2011 
The Vera Project is located on the Seattle Center
Campus, corner of Republican and Warren,
Seattle. Sign Ups at 6:30 PM &
Open Mic 7- 10 PM.
All-ages. Equipment: PA system.
Contact Openmic@theveraproject.org.
 
2nd Wednesdays   KIRKLAND
Park Place Books  7 p.m.

Second Wednesdays at Park Place Books  @
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
(except July  & August)
PEN & Take a Poem From Your Heart
Park Place Books, Kirkland

348 Parkplace Center, Park Place Books,
Kirkland WA

Two features and open mic at this large new and
used independent book store that has managed
to stay in business ..barely the last few years. 
Attend the free reading; support the store with
a purchase if you can.

Contact Chris Jarmick 
emeraldhchris@yahoo.com
FREE 
(No reading in July and August)

3rd WEDNESDAYS OF THE MONTH--Seattle

The Breadline

3rd Wednesdays
Vermillion Gallery
1508 11th Ave
(between Pike & Pine)
Seattle, WA 98122

The Breadline is a free multi-media,
multi-arts performance series based
in Seattle featuring artists, poetry, 
prose-writer, music Following the
features there is an open mic.
Typically the event is on the
third Wednesday of each month, and
goes from 7-10pm.

(Most) THIRD WEDNESDAYS
THIRD WEDNESDAYS --  OLYMPIA

OLYMPIA POETRY NETWORK & TRADITIONS --
OLYMPIA   at 6:30 p.m. * *
Fitting that OPN has become a long running
tradition at Traditions Fair Trade Cafe every
3rd Wednesday of the month .  Open mic and
Featured poets.
Located at: 5th and Water St., Olympia WA 
 
A very active poetry scene happens in Olympia
and this is a good place to be. 
Contact Juniper White
halcyonmist@hotmail.com
or go to www.thurston.com/~yake/opn.html.
 
4th WEDNESDAYS OF THE MONTH -- West Seattle

C & P Coffee  5612 California Avenue SW, Seattle
7 p.m. 2 featured readers  plus open mic 
"Poetry Bridge" reading series  Leopoldo Seguel,
info@poetrybridge.net   
Tel: 206-933-3125
www.candpcoffee.com
 
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THURSDAY:   THURSDAY      THURSDAY
 
Every Thursday  --EVERETT
*update *AT THE NEW ZIPPY  * update

 
Everett Poetry NIght has MOVED (from 3231
Creatives  to the NEW CAFE ZIPPY!!! 2811
Wetmore Ave, Everett, the new Cafe Zippy.
Same day and time.Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

Open mic and featured reader with humble
host Garrett R.  Good long running North End
Poetry venue with generous open mic. 1 Feature
Poet (usually).  FREE but support Cafe Zippy
and buy a beverage or more.  
FREE
 
Every Thursday-- SEATTLE
MUSIC, prose and Poetry open mic  Every
Thursday AT  Bluebird Homemade Ice Cream &
Tea Room
 
Thursday, 7:30 - 11 p.m.
1205 East Pike Street, Seattle  tel: 206-588-
1079 Chase Evans, host 
bluebirdseattle@gmail.com 
bluebirdseattle.blogspot.com
 
2nd THURSDAYS  SEATTLE-BALLARD
IT’S ABOUT TIME READING SERIES 
at  the Ballard Public Library, 5614 22nd Ave.
NW, Seattle.Second Thursday of every month
from  6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Esther Helfgott's Long running series that features
readers and a 10 to 15 minute teaching mini-lecture
usually featuring helpful tips and suggestions for
writers from teachers/writers  PLUS an open mic 
AND it's FREE !!!!   NOTE: book sales
not allowed at reading on site 
co-Curated by:
Peggy Sturdivant
Katie Tynan
 
2nd  Thursdays  BELLEVUE

Haiku Northwest (usually 2ND Thursdays) at the
Bellevue Regional Library Now meeting most 2nd
Thursdays of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. but
sometimes the location changes (call or email to
confirm date and location). Read and discuss
your haiku and related poetry (senryu, tanka,
haibun) in a friendly workshop environment. Haiku
Northwest has been around for 22 years. Everyone
welcome! FREE.
 
Bellevue Regional Library 1111 110th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA More information:Tanya McDonald
(tanyamcdonald1375@yahoo.com), 
The website is:
http://sites.google.com/site/haikunorthwest/.
 
2ND  Thursday,  SEATTLE
 
Wild Rose Tavern  1021 East Pike Street, Seattle
Seattle Spit: Queer Spoken Word," w/open mic  8 P.M.
Tel: 206-324-9210
www.thewildrosebar.com
 
2nd Thursday  SEATTLE  

YOUTH SPEAKS Monthly Slam  
 8 p.m. (7:30 sign ups)
Electric Tea Garden 1402 East Pike Street, Seattle
not free   tel: 206-568-3972
www.seattleyouthspeaks.org
www.electricteagarden.com

2nd  &  4th  Thurdays  ARLINGTON, WA
fogdog gallery  7 p.m.
fogdog poetry every second & fourth
Thursday of the month!   
One or Two Feature Readers
plus Open Mic
7pm -9pm
Arlington, WA
 
fogdog gallery
233 North Olympic Ave.
Arlington, WA.

www.fogdoggallery.com

 
2nd Thursday  in VANCOUVER , WASHINGTON  --
7:p.m.
GHOST TOWN POETRY
OPEN MIC
HOSTED BY CHRISTOPHER LUNA
AND TONI PARTINGTON
at COVER TO COVER BOOKS
every second Thursday

NOW IN A NEW AND IMPROVED LOCATION!
COVER TO COVER BOOKS
6300 NE St. James Rd., Suite 104B
(St. James & Minnehaha)
Vancouver, WA
360-993-7777
mail@covertocoverbooks.net
http://christopherluna-poetry.blogspot.com
christopherjluna@gmail.com
CHRISTOPHER LUNA continues to curate and host
Open mic Poetry every second Thursday at
7:00 p.m 

3RD THURSDAYS   REDMOND, WA
3RD Thursdays  @ SoulFood Books  from 7:00 to
9:00 p.m. SoulFood Books, 15748 Redmond Way,
Redmond FREE

The Soulfood Poetry Night reading series is a free
monthly event. At this series, one featured reader
chooses her/his own co-feature, promoting a spirit
of community - with an open mic reading to follow.
Readers are shown on streaming internet for later
enjoyment/consumption. Curated and hosted by
Michael Dylan Welch and (NEW)Tanya McDonald
Contact
M D W (WelchM@aol.com).
the website is here:
http://sites.google.com/site/soulfoodpoetrynight/Home.  

FREE but buy a beverage or more.
 
3rd Thursdays SEATTLE 
NW African American Museum, 2300 S Massachusetts,
Seattle Third Thursday Smokin' Spoken Wurd with
open mic hosted by Miz Floes and the Carmel Latte
Duo.  $5 ADMISSION  includes refreshments.
  Contact mizfloestpt@yahoo.com.   
tel: 206-518-5237  Miz Floes, mizfloestpt@yahoo.com 
www.facebook.com/miz.floes
www.naamnw.org
 
3rd Thursdays  VASHON  ISLAND
 Poetry Open Mic   3rd Thursday, 7 - 9 p.m.
Cafe Luna
9924 SW Bank Road, Vashon Island  206-463-0777
Devon Atkins, host; restaurant,
info@cafelunavashon.com

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More Readings
Courtesy of PoetsWest

Listings in this section
courtesy of PoetsWest

Thanks PoetsWest

CHECK OUT THEIR FULL LISTING AT
HTTP://WWW.POETSWEST.COM
 
Remember to listen to the PoetsWest on
the Road Home program now airing live
every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. (PT)
on  KSER 90.7 FM from Everett WA 
The broadcast is available via streaming
by going to http://www.kser.org/
and following the Listen Live links.

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Wednesday, November 7: Sign-up at 6:30 p.m. & Open mic 7- 10 p.m.
Vera Project, on Seattle Center Campus, corner of Republican and Warren, Seattle

Open mic night. All-ages. Contact Openmic@theveraproject.org.
 

Thursday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m. (PT) from KSER 90.7 FM
PoetsWest on The Road Home from Everett, WA features poems for Veteran's Day II.
The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.


Thursday, November 8 at 5:30pm
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

Info-session led by Betty Scott to explore ways poetry connects us to personal awareness, to readers, and to the creative spirit. We'll play with words, sounds and thoughts and a writing exercise. Please bring paper and a pencil. Contact chuck@villagebooks.com.


Thursday, November 8 at 6:00pm
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

Fiction Writing Group meets. Contact chuck@villagebooks.com.


Thursday, November 8 at 6 p.m.
Ballard Branch SPL, 5614 22nd Ave. NW, Seattle

It's About Time Writers Reading Series features Sharon Cumberland on the Writer's Craft and readings by Rita Weinstein, Jonathon Moore and Katy E. Ellis. Open mic. Contact Katie Tynan mktynan@gmail.com.


Thursday, November 8 at 7pm
Cover to Cover Books, 6300 NE St. James Rd., Suite 104B, Vancouver, WA

Ghost Town Poetry features Ric Vrana. Open mic. Contact christopherjluna@gmail.com.


Friday, November 9 at 7:00 pm
King's Books, 218 St. Helens Avenue, Tacoma

Distinguished Writer Series features Scott Poole. Free event. Open mike sign-up 6:30 p.m. Contact Connie Walle ckwalle@comcast.net.

 

Saturday, November 10 at 4:00 p.m.
Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle

Reader’s Choice features Bill McLaughlin, Lola Peters, David Williams. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 206.682.1268 or send us an e-mail.
 

Saturday, November 10 at 2 pm
Seattle Public Library, Central Branch, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle

Jack Straw Production final reading of the year features 2012 writers. Free event. Hosted by Shawn Wong. Contact jsp@jackstraw.org or 206.634.0919.
 

Saturday, November 10 at 7 p.m.
Grape Choice Wine Shop/Bar
, 9 Lake St. S, Kirkland WA
Jack McCarthy is reading, along with Mary Crane, Karen Finneyfrock, Mike Hickey, & Stephen Roxborough. Contact 425.827.7551.
 

Sunday, November 11 at 7:00pm
The Amadeus Project, 1209 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham

SpeakEasy, the community poetry series presents 24 local poets reading work related to the theme of Road Trip. Most pieces based on actual experience, but some are imaginary, metaphoric. Free event, with donations to The Amadeus Project appreciated. More info at http://othermindpress.wordpress.com/speakeasy/ or contact jikleinberg@gmail.com.


Sunday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Stonehenge Studios, 3508 SW Corbett Ave., Portland, Oregon

Features Steve Dieffenbacher and Scott Siegel. Contact Leah Stenson leahstenson@comcast.net or Stonehenge Studios 503.224.3640.

Thursday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Gig Harbor Peninsula Pierce County Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Drive NW

Friends of Peninsula Library features Richard Wakefield. Free event. Contact mailto:foxsparrow66@hotmail.com or 253.548.3305.

Monday, November 12 at 8:30 p.m.
Wedgwood Ale House, 8515 35th Ave. NE #A, Seattle

Open mic with Wedgwood Words & Music (aka Wedgwood WAM) features Jordan Hartt. Contact munro.poetry@gmail.com.

Tuesday, November 13 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Caffe Zingaro, 127 Mercer St., Seattle

All open mic venue co-hosted by Margaret Roncone and Lainne Dexter. Sign-up not needed. Contact margaretroncone@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, November 13 at 7 pm
Chapel Theater at Milepost 5, 8155 NE Oregon St., Portland

Readings @ Milepost 5 features John Sibley Williams and A. Molotkov. Open mic. Free event. Contact Duane, duaneponcy@gmail.com 503-278-6952.

Tuesday, November 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (Howell St. & Boren Ave.) Seattle

Seattle Slam features TBA. Open mic sign-up between 8-8:30. Cover charge $5. 21+ with ID required at the door. Contact info@seattlepoetryslam.org.

Wednesday, November 14 at 7 p.m.
The Station Coffee Shop, 2533 16th Ave S., Seattle

Beacon Bards features Kelli Russell Agodon and Annette Spaulding-Convy. Open mic. Free event. Curated by Martha Silano. Contact: marthasilano@yahoo.com. More info at http://www.rockitspace.org/beacon-bards.html.

Wednesday, November 14 at 7 p.m.
Park Place Books, Kirkland Park Place Mall, 348 Parkplace Ctr., Kirkland, WA

PEN and Take a Poem from Your Heart features Michael Schein. Open mic. Free. Host/MC Christopher J. Jarmick. Contact emeraldchris@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, November 14 at 7 p.m.
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Ave. between Pike & Pine Sts. on Capitol Hill, Seattle

Kevin Craft and Don Share read from the anthology The Open Door, 100 Poems, 100 Years. Contact 206.624.6600.

Thursday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. (PT) from KSER 90.7 FM
PoetsWest on The Road Home from Everett, WA.
The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, November 15 at 7 p.m.
SoulFood Books, 15748 Redmond Way, Redmond WA

Features TBA. Open mic. Contact WelchM@aol.com.

Thursday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., downtown Seattle

SAL and the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) feature poets Eileen Myles and Maggie Nelson in a celebration of women in the arts inspired by the SAM exhibition Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris. Purchase tickets here or call 206.621.2230.

Friday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Bookworm Exchange, 4860 Rainier Ave S, Seattle

PEN and Take a Poem from Your Heart features Part II, its last reading at this venue with David Thornbrugh, Garrett Rutledge, Nancy Dahlberg , J. Glenn Evans, Carlos Martinez, David D. Horowitz, Peter Ludwin, Stephen Roxborough, Brendan McBreen, Murray Gordon, & Robinson Bolkum. Limited open mic. Free. Host/MC Christopher J. Jarmick. Contact emeraldchris@yahoo.com.

Friday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Richard Hugo House, 1634 Eleventh Ave., Seattle

Hugo Literary Series features Ya Gotta Believe with Ryan Boudinot, Emily Frey, Claire Dederer, Jason Dodson. Contact 206.322.7030.

Saturday, November 17 at 7 p.m.
Newport Visual Arts Center, 777 NW Beach Drive, (Nye Beach area), Newport OR

Writers on the Edge features Jennifer Lauck. General admission $6; Students free. Open mic. Contact Dorothy Mack dmack@centurytel.net or 541.765.2383.

Sunday, November 18 from 1-3pm.
Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds WA

Free Showing of HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream? Come early. Seating is limited.
http://www.washclean.org/wpc/https://www.facebook.com/euuc.org?fref=ts
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/heist_who_stole_the_american_dream_2012/

Monday, November 19 beginning around 8 p.m.
Bai Pai lounge, 2316 NE 65th St.(Ravenna neighborhood), Seattle

Open mike poetry and music with all night happy hour prices on drink. Contact Jed medjyers@hotmail.com.

Tuesday, November 20 at 7 p.m.
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Ave. between Pike & Pine Sts. on Capitol Hill, Seattle

Timothy Egan reads from his book, My Bookstore. His book on Edward Curtis, Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher will be available also. Contact 206.624.6600.

Tuesday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (Howell St. & Boren Ave.) Seattle

Seattle Slam features TBA. Open mic sign-up between 8-8:30. Cover charge $5. 21+ with ID required at the door. Contact info@seattlepoetryslam.org.

Wednesday, November 21 at 7:00 pm
The Creekside, 18200 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE, (Intersection of Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE and 140th Avenue NE), Woodinville, WA

PoetsWest @ The Creekside features Glenna Cook. Open mic. Hosted by Clark Crouch and Virginia Cook. Emceed by Terry Busch. Contact ccrouch@thecreekside.net.

Thursday, November 22 at 6:30 p.m. (PT) from KSER 90.7 FM
PoetsWest on The Road Home from Everett, WA.
The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Saturday, November 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Zippy’s Java Lounge, 2811 Wetmore Ave. in downtown Everett, WA

Features Jim Page! Contact 425-303.0474 or www.zippysjava.com.

Monday, November 26 at 7 p.m.
Seattle Public Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle

Stephen Roby on his book, Hendrix on Hendrix: Interviews and Encounters. Contact 206.386.4636.

Tuesday, November 27 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Caffe Zingaro, 127 Mercer St., Seattle

All open mic venue co-hosted by Margaret Roncone and Lainne Dexter. Sign-up not needed. Contact margaretroncone@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Vancouver, 7700 NE Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA

Oregon Book Award nominee David Axelrod reads from his new book What Next, Old Knife? Open mic. More info at http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/3996821.

Tuesday, November 27 at 8:00 p.m.
Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (Howell St. & Boren Ave.) Seattle

Seattle Slam features TBA. Open mic sign-up between 8-8:30. Cover charge $5. 21+ with ID required at the door. Contact info@seattlepoetryslam.org.

Wednesday, November 28 at 7:00 p.m.
C&P Coffee Co., 5612 California Ave SW in West Seattle

Poetry Bridge features TBA. Open mic. Free event and open to all ages. Open mic sign-up begins at 6:45 p.m. Contact leopoldo.seguel@gmail.com.

Thursday, November 29 at 6:30 p.m. (PT) from KSER 90.7 FM
PoetsWest on The Road Home from Everett, WA.
The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, November 29 from 5-8 pm
Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Ave., Anacortes WA

Robert Sund Poetry House Annual Poetry Reading. Books, broadsides, & DVDs available. $5 donation appreciated. Contact ericapickett@frontier.com.

Thursday, November 29 at 7:00 pm
King's Books, 218 St. Helens Avenue, Tacoma

Poetry reading features Alice Derry and Kevin Miller. Free event. Contact Connie Walle ckwalle@comcast.net.

Saturday, December 1 at 7:00 pm.
Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St., Poulsbo, WA

Poulsbohemian Poetry Reading features Laura Schafer, Carmi Soifer & Beverley West. Open mic. Contact Nancy Rekow at 842-6908.

Monday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m.
The Station Bistro, 110 Second Street SW, St. 125, Auburn, WA

The Station Bistro, NW Renaissance & Auburn Striped Water Poets feature poets & Open Mic. Contact marjorie.rommel@gmail.com or mcbreenpost@aol.com.

Monday, December 3 beginning around 8 p.m.
Bai Pai lounge, 2316 NE 65th St.(Ravenna neighborhood), Seattle

Open mike poetry and music with all night happy hour prices on drink. Contact Jed medjyers@hotmail.com.

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