Jun 29, 2010

It's About Time Writers Reading Series: July 8, 2010

It's About Time Writers Reading Series
2nd Thursdays of each month
6:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Ballard Branch Seattle Public Library
5614 22nd Ave. N.W.
Seattle , WA 98107

July 8th will feature:
Michael Spence has driven buses for King County Metro Transit for twenty-five years. His poems have appeared recently in The New Criterion, The North American Review, The Sewanee Review, The Southern Review, and others. His latest book, CRUSH DEPTH, was published last year by Truman State University Press." His Writer’s Craft talk is "From History to Poem: More Than Just the Facts."
Thomas Aslin, who is from Spokane, has an M.F.A. from Montana where he studied with Madeline DeFrees and the late Richard Hugo. His publications include a chapbook, Sweet Smoke, and a full-length collection, A Moon over Wings, which was a finalist for the 2009 Washington State Book Award.
Bethany Reid's poems have recently appeared in Stringtown, Timber Review, Pontoon, Cairn, Santa Clara Review, Crosscurrents, Calyx, The Sun, and Blackbird (available at http://www.blackbird.vcu.edu/v9n1/poetry/reid_b/memory_page.shtml). This summer she is chasing after her three daughters (ages 16, 16, and 10!), teaching on-line, and writing a horse story.
Rebecca Meredith is a poet, writer and psychoanalyst. Her poetry has appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, and featured on KUOW. She is currently serving a two year term as Redmond’s first poet laureate and has just begun a new literary blog, which can be found at www.rspoetica.com

Jun 15, 2010

Bill and Hilary -- a poem

Bill and Hilary

Bill: I love you dear for loving me, which made me look after my diet, which made me healthier, which made me happier, which made me love you more, dear!

Hilary: Yes, you are healthier and you do love me better!

Bill: It was all your doing dear to choose to team up with me and now we love each other so much. It will continue to spiral...

Hilary: Yes, of course, Bill, we will soon be a tornado together....

Koon Woon
June 13, 2010

Jun 9, 2010

June 10th - It's About Time Writers Reading Series #250

It's About Time Writers Reading Series #250
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Ballard Branch, Seattle Public Library
Street: 5614 22nd Ave. N.W.
City/Town: Seattle, WA

Thurs. June 10, 2010 #250 Selene David, Bruce Taylor, Anne Sweet
+Terry Grabstein on The Writer's Craft

Terry Grabstein earned a Certificate in Nonfiction Writing and a Certificate in Literary Fiction Writing from the University of Washington. She has contributed work to Writers in Performance Anthology, Mercer Island Reporter, The Leaflet, and Between the Lines. Silken Water, (Finishing Line Press, 2009), is her first poetry collection.

Selene David was raised in Virginia and wrote her first poem when she was 9 years old. She has been employed as a therapist for 23 years and continues to love writing poetry. Two of her poems were included in The Poet Within, edited by Diane Tait. Selene says she writes about everything she loves: family, friends, nature, spiritual practice, and love itself.

Bruce Taylor, aka “Mr. Magic Realism,” currently has a magic realist novella ”13 Miles to Paradise” in the collection Alembical. His other recent work, Edward: Dancing on the Edge of Infinity, (Redjack Press, introduction by Jay Lake) took eighteen years to get published. Bruce has his first of the Kafka’s Uncle series published by Afterbirth Books (nominated for the &NOW AWARD FOR INNOVATIVE WRITING (SUNY, NY, 2009) and with introduction by Brian Herbert) and has the other two (Kafka’s Uncle: the Unfortunate Sequel and Other Insults to the Morally Perfect and Kafka’s Uncle: The Ghastly Prequel and Other Tales of Love and Pathos from the World’s Most Powerful, Third-World Banana Republic out to various editors.

M. Anne Sweet is a poet and artist. Her poetry collection, Nailed to the Sky, is out from Gazoobi Tales. She has read extensively throughout the Puget Sound area, and her poetry has appeared in many print and online literary journals. She is a past winner of the Bart Baxter Poetry in Performance Award. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/l/98e59;www.studiosixeight.com