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October 2017

Washington Poets’ Anthology Reading at Orca Books

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Orca Books, 509 4th Ave. E.
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
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I will be part of the WA129 Anthology Reading at Orca Books, 509 4th Ave. E. in downtown Olympia on Saturday, October 21. This free event begins at 6:30 p.m. I will recite my poem, "The Girl Who Wore Cedar" and share a few more poems having a connection to our beautiful Pacific Northwest.  My new, award-winning book, "The Fates," will be available for sale. Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall will be the MC and 6 other local poets will also read their…

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November 2017

Publish Your Poetry Workshop

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St.
Olympia, WA 98501
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"Publish Your Poetry,” a free workshop sponsored by the Olympia Poetry Network is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14, 7-8:30 p.m. The class takes place at the Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW in downtown Olympia. Topics covered will include how to find and evaluate poetry markets, how to put together a submission, how to stay positive in the face of rejection and an overview of 40 things to do with a poem. Presenter is Joanne Clarkson, OPN Board Member.  Joanne…

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Joanne Clarkson is Featured Poet for OPN’s November Event

November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Traditions Cafe, 300 5th Ave SW
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
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Many thanks to Chris Dahl for sponsoring me as featured poet for the Olympia Poetry Network's Third Wednesday reading on November 15.  I plan to perform several poems from my recent award-winning collection, "The Fates," as well as reading others. I am finding that memorizing my work really takes me deeply into the character of the poem and therefore makes it more alive for the audience. I may include a couple of new pieces, also about the question of how…

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December 2017

Reading from We’Moon 2018: The Luna

December 2 @ 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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