Nothing like sneaking in at the last minute–but the October fun starts tomorrow, October 8, with the launch of Judith Skillman’s new book Broken Lines–The Art & Craft of Poetry. Stop in at The Spring Street Center to hear Judith read excerpts. Judith also included poems in the book–and some of us will be reading: Joan Swift, Anne Pitkin, Roberta Feins, Christianne Balk, Michael Spence, and me. The Spring Street Center, 1101 15th Avenue, Seattle, 7:00 p.m.
Moving right along to Thursday, October 10, in Ballard: the It’s About Time reading with Ruby Murray and Elissa Washuta and me. I’ll be reading from Into the Rumored Spring, in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. (The NFL players wear pink, I read poems). Plus Elizabeth Austin will speak on The Writer’s Craft: Poems Aloud, Poems Alive. Ballard Public Library, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., Seattle, 6:00 p.m.
Next Monday, October 14, at Richard Hugo House, come hear the Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award Reading, featuring the award-winning Ghost House, by Hannah Faith Notess, and the runner-up Scarecrow Bride, by Arlene Nagawana. Also reading will be the finalists: Linda Malnack (21 Boxes), Kevin Miller (Smoke and Miracles), and me (Let Slip from Anchors). I’m honored to be a part of this group. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave., Seattle, 7:00 p.m.
At the end of the month, on Thursday, October 24, at Jack Straw Studios, it’s the Floating Bridge Review Gala. Many poets! An extravaganza of poems. Jack Straw Studios, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, 7:30 p.m.
Sneak peak into November
I’ll be participating in a discussion on craft at University Bookstore, November 22. More details to come.