First Annual Ballard Poetry Fest

Secret Garden Books and the Washington Poets Association are excited to co-sponsor a brand-new weekend of poetry in Ballard in celebration of National Poetry Month this April in the First Annual Ballard Poetry Fest. Local poets will be reading their work around Ballard through the weekend, all within easy walking distance of the shop. All events are free and open to the community. Full schedule:

Thursday, 26 April, 6:30 pm @ Ballard Public Library, 5614 22nd Ave. NW

A reading, hosted Floating Bridge Press, featuring: Poets featured in Floating Bridge Review #4: Joan Fiset, Arthur Ginsberg, Sybil James & Steven Quig.

Friday, 27 April, 4 pm @ Umpqua Bank, 2032 NW Market Street

A reading, hosted by David Thornbrugh, featuring: Greg Bem, Jeanine Walker, Nadine Maestas & Doug Nufer. With an open mic—bring your poems.

Friday, 27 April, 6 pm @ Secret Garden Books, 2214 NW Market Street

A reading, hosted by Don Kentop, featuring: Nancy Dahlberg, Sharon Cumberland, Dennis Caswell & Belle Randall . With an open mic—bring your poems.

Friday, 27 April, 6:30 pm @ Adams Elementary School, 6110 28th Ave NW

A reading, hosted by school librarian Marlene Friend, featuring children’s poet George Shannon.

Saturday, 28 April, 1 pm @ Secret Garden Books, 2214 NW Market Street

A reading, hosted by Angel Latterell, featuring Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken, Don Kentop, Michael Schein & Carol Levin. With an open mic – bring your poems.

Saturday, 28 April, 5pm @ Conor Byrne Pub, 5140 Ballard Avenue NW

A reading, hosted by Jed Meyer, featuring: Bellingham poet Jim Bertolino, Lyn Coffin, Peter Munro, Peter Ludwin & Belle Randall. With an open mic—bring your poems.

Saturday, 28 April, 7 pm @ The Ballard Landmark, 5433 Leary Avenue NW

A reading, hosted by Cathy Ross, featuring: haiku poet Michael Dylan Welch with Kelly Riggle Hower & Nan Harty. With an open mic—bring your poems.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 6:30pm to Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 9:00pm
Event address: 
98107-4024 Ballard
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