excerpted from PoetsWest News #52, 06 April 2003
John Bradley & William Witherup, co-editors of the anti-Iraq war anthology in progress, HOW MANY MILES TO BABYLON, invite poets to submit an elegy to Rachel Corrie, the courageous young woman from Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, who stood up to an armed Israeli bulldozer in Rafah, Palestine, the West Bank, on Sunday, 16 March, 2003. Deadline is 30 April. For information, contact Bill Witherup at email@example.com.
Rainbow Bookfest, the first multi-cultural book festival in the Northwest, will be on Saturday, May 3 at Town Hall in Seattle. Hours from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Shawn Wong, author of Homebase and American Knees and chairman of the English Department at the UW, is the keynote speaker. Admission $20 for advance ticket. The festival is sponsored by a variety of national, regional and community organizations. For info. http://www.RainbowBookfest.com/ or mailto:info@RainbowBookfest.com or contact the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation at 206.223.0623.
Friday, April 18 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 407 South G Street, Tacoma
PoetsWest at the Karpeles features Martin Blackman, David Fewster and Maggie Kelley. Open mike. MC Michael Magee. Contact J. Glenn Evans 206.682.1268.
Saturday, April 19 at 7 p.m.
Langston Hughes Cultural Arts Center, 104 17th Ave. S, Seattle
POETRY JAM ONE in concert. NW poets collaborate with other artistic medias. Tickets $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Event sponsored by Mashinda Productions. Contact Garry "Mashinda" Biney 206.721.7244 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, April 20 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Penny Cafe, 1707 NW Market, Seattle
PoetsWest at Penny Café features Lauren Valk Lawson, Glenn Reed, Kristi Rozdilsky. Open mike. Contact J. Glenn Evans 206.682.1268.
***Full calendar is available to PoetsWest Members!! Check out www.poetswest.com for more information!!***
PoetsWest at the Frye. First Sunday of September, December, March and June from 2 to 4 p.m. Featured and five to ten other poets read at the Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave. Seattle. Young poets are encouraged to participate. Contact J. Glenn Evans 206.682.1268.
PoetsWest at Penny Cafe, Sundays from 7-to 9 p.m. Poetry series with three featured readers and open mike. Penny Cafe, 1707 NW Market, Seattle, Ballard District. Contact J. Glenn Evans 206.682.1268
PoetsWest at Ravenna Third Place, Second and Fourth Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Three featured readers and open mike. Contact J. Glenn Evans 206.682.1268
PoetsWest at Barnes & Noble, Issaquah, Second Sunday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Four featured readers and open mike. Barnes & Noble, 1530 11th Ave NW, Issaquah. Contact J. Glenn Evans 206.682.1268.
PoetsWest at Barnes & Noble in Woodinville, Last Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Three featured readers and open mike. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 18025 Garden Way NE, Woodinville. Contact J. Glenn Evans 206.682.1268.
PoetsWest at the Lux Café, Second and Fourth Thursday from 7 to 9:00 p.m. Three featured readers and open mike. Lux Café, 2226 1st Ave, Seattle WA. Contact J. Glenn Evans 206.682.1268.
PoetsWest at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Every third Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 407 South G St., Tacoma. Contact J. Glenn Evans 206.682.1268.
For information on the PoetsWest reading series at the Frye or for membership details, please check out their website at: www.poetswest.com