Poetry Workshop: Writing in Forms and Free Verse

Village Books and Paper Dreams 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA, United States

An interactive writing workshop with local poet Linda Conroy.Have you wondered if you should write free or formal verse poetry, and been unsure of what makes each style effective? In this workshop you will learn the appeal and satisfaction, as well as the challenges, of each and try your hand at writing and enjoying the…

Anastacia-Renée, Here in the (Middle) of Nowhere – POETRY FEST!

Village Books and Paper Dreams 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA, United States

Celebrate Poetry Fest at Village Books! Anastacia-Renée has come out with another excellent book of poetry.In Here in the (Middle) of Nowhere, a bold hybrid collection of poetry, flash fiction, and Afrofuturism sci-fi, the award-winning interdisciplinary writer and author of Side Notes from the Archivist, Anastacia-Renée, explores what happens when god is a Black woman…

An Evening with Poets

Village Books and Paper Dreams 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA, United States

Readings and discussion with local poets Jennifer Bullis, Jeremy Voigt, Linda Conroy and Ryler Dustin.

Poetry Workshop: How to Write a Poem About Rock with Luther Allen

Village Books and Paper Dreams 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA, United States

An interactive writing workshop with local poet Luther Allen.How to Write a Poem About a Rock (and Everything Else) A generative workshop for ages 10 to 110, for people who have never written a poem before or people with an MFA. We will explore your sharpened conscious and subconscious (!) minds to find a poem…

Poetry Workshop: Writing Erasure Poems

Village Books and Paper Dreams 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA, United States

An interactive writing workshop with local poet Subhaga Crystal Bacon.The erasure poem starts with a printed document from which the poet removes words to reveal a new, more concise or even more true message hidden within the original text. This form has been used to great effect by many poets, notably Nicole Sealey in Ferguson,…

Subhaga Crystal Bacon, Transitory – POETRY!

Village Books and Paper Dreams 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA, United States

Welcome Subhaga Crystal Bacon to the Readings Gallery as they share Transitory for poetry week!Grounded in protest and solidarity, Subhaga Crystal Bacon's Isabella Gardner Award-winning Transitory is a collection of elegies memorializing 46 transgender and gender-nonconforming people murdered in the US and Puerto Rico in 2020 interspersed with the poet's own journey as a Queer…

Poetry Workshop: Mothering as Transformation with Jessica Gigot

Village Books and Paper Dreams 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA, United States

An interactive writing workshop with local poet Jessica Gigot.Mothering as Transformation: a Poetic Journey Writing poetry about mothers and the experience of motherhood is not easy because the act of mothering/being mothered is both beautiful and complicated. As more writers explore the lessons unique to this deeply personal passage and bond, the audience for motherhood…

An evening of poetry with Michael Daley and Claudia Castro Luna

Third Place Books 5041 Wilson Ave S, Seattle, WA, United States

Empty Bowl Press founder Michael Daley and WA State Poet Laureate (2018–2021) Claudio Castro Luna join us for an evening of poetry and proseThird Place Books is delighted to welcome Washington poets Michael Daley and Claudia Castro Luna to our Ravenna store. Daley and Castro Luna will be reading their poetry and prose, and discussing…