Poetry in Seattle!
from Christopher J. Jarmick

FRIDAY November 28th, 2003
7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The last TAKE A POEM INTO YOUR HEART at LOTTIE MOTTS for 2003!!! Come out and support Poetry in Columbia City and SouthEast Seattle. It’s easy, it’s FREE. It happens in Columbia City at Lottie Motts. (open mic list signups begin at 6:45)

The November Featured poets are: M. Anne Sweet & Priscilla Long & Paul Nelson & Christopher J. Jarmick

Priscilla Long is the author of Where the Sun Never Shines: a History of America’s Bloody Coal Industry (Paragon House, 1989). Her work “Archeology of Childhood” won The Journal’s Creative Nonfiction Prize for 2001. Her poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction appear in numerous publications such as The Southern Review, North Dakota Quarterly, The Seattle Review, and Passages North. She has awards from the Seattle Arts Commission and the Los Angeles Arts Commission, among others. She holds an M.F. A. from the University of Washington, teaches writing at UW Extension and privately, and serves as senior editor of the pioneering online history encyclopedia, www.historylink.org.

M. Anne Sweet is a performance poet , artist, and photographer. She is the winner of this years Bart Baxter Poetry in Performance award from the Washington Poets Association and she received the Purchase Award in 2003 for her City of SeaTac Photo exhibit. The re-launch of her poetry collection Nailed to the Sky is due out from Gazoobit Tales Publishing. Her poetry has been published in: Crab Creek Review, The Raven Chronicles, Pontoon #3 and #5,The Comstock Review, PoetsWest Literary Journal, Main Street Rag Poetry Journal, The Horsethief’s Journal, Switched-on Gutenberg, etc.

Paul Nelson is a broadcast interview host and founder of It Plays in Peoria Productions, and co founder of Auburn Washinton’s SPLAB!- The Northwest Spokenword LAB. He has 23 years experience as a broadcaster who was heard on NPR’s KPLU and now syndicates his radio program through KING FM and 12 other Northwest stations. He conducts poetry readings and workshops in Auburn 10 months out of the year. He has recently finished the manuscript of an epic poem that includes the history of Auburn entitled: A Time Before Slaughter.

Christopher J. Jarmick is the author of the critically acclaimed suspense thriller The Glass Cocoon (with Serena Holder) and the President of PEN- Washington, the Northwest chapter of the global organization of 15,000 writers founded in 1921.He has produced and written TV programs. PBS documentaries, and contributed to a few films. His 30 part narrative poem series: The Red House Tavern Tales is being published serial style by BRUTARIAN Magazine out of Washington D.C. His poetry, short stories, essays, interviews, reviews and articles have been published in TABLET, Seattle Times, South District Journal, Senses of Cinema, Cult Cuts Magazine, PoetsWest Literary Journal, Real Change, Peaks and Valleys, Cambridge Book Review and others. www.penwa.org

Please pass the word to everyone you know and be sure and join us for the last poetry reading of 2003 (no reading in December). Friday November 28th, 2003 for the TAKE A POEM INTO YOUR HEART evening of poetry at LOTTIE MOTTS COFFEE SHOP (4900 Rainier Ave in Columbia City) Hosted by Christopher J. Jarmick .Open mic signup is at 6:45 p.m.
Phone: 206-725-8199



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