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December 2017

Reading from We’Moon 2018: The Luna

December 2, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tabor Space, 5441 SE Belmont Street
Portland, OR United States
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We’Moon 2018: La Luna will have an unveiling event on Saturday, December 2 from 3-5 p.m. in the Muir Room at TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont Street, Portland, OR.  I will be reading my three pieces that are included in the Datebook. They are, “Letter to Other Moons,” “Palmistry Lesson: The Mount of the Moon,” and “Two Moons” about talking a walk with my granddaughter Bliss.  The datebook is truly beautiful and I feel so honored to have my work included.

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Season’s Readings from the Olympia Poetry Network

December 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Traditions Cafe, 300 5th Ave SW
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
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Joanne Clarkson will read Solstice poems as part of Season's Readings, the December 20th event sponsored by the Olympia Poetry Network.  Other Board members Terri Cohlene, Chris Dahl, Ben Olson, Cynthia Pratt and Carrie Born will also read their work. The reading begins at 6:30 p.m. at Traditions Café, 300 Water St. in downtown Olympia. An Open Mic precedes the featured reading and community poets are encouraged to also bring work having to do with winter, holidays, family, tradition, legend, solstice and the like.  The event is…

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January 2018

Workshop and Reading at Book Tree in Kirkland

January 20 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Book Tree, 609 Market St.
Kirkland, WA 98033 United States
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I will be presenting my workshop "Publish Your Poetry" at the beautiful, poet-friendly indie bookshop in Kirkland on Saturday, January 20 beginning at 4 p.m. This event will be followed by a reading which includes my esteemed friend from Seattle poet Heidi Seaborn and an Open Mic.  The reading begins at 6:15. Come and browse books, get motivated to send work out and listen to poems - share one if you wish! Many thanks to poet Chris Jarmick who owns…

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Poets Clarkson and Butcher to Read at Browser’s Book in Olympia

January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Browser’s Books, 107 Capital Way N.
Olympia, 98501 United States
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Christina Butcher, Tacoma poet and member of Creative Colloquy and Joanne M. Clarkson, member of the Olympia Poetry Network Board, will team up for a reading Monday, January 22, at Browser's Books, 107 Capital Way N. in downtown Olympia.  The event begins at 6 p.m. and is free of charge.  Butcher's debut poetry collection, Still Clutching Maps, was published in May 2017 by Blue Cactus Press. It explores ideas of language, power, and place as they inform a person’s constantly-evolving identity. …

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