THE FESTIVALOur 7th biennial festival, with readings, conversations and workshops, will be May 17-20 in the historic town of La Conner, Washington.
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OPENING NIGHT (May 17)
- A Poet’s Table Dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Maple Hall, 104 Commercial Street, La Conner, $75: Enjoy luscious local cuisine, fine wine, poetry, and conversations with the poets seated at your table.
- A Celtic Night: Poetry, Storytelling and Music, 8-11 p.m., La Conner Middle School Auditorium, 305 N. Sixth St., La Conner, $25. Irish poet Tony Curtis, storyteller Will Hornyak, and music by Randal Bays, Davey Mathais and Susan Waters.
FRIDAY NIGHT (May 18)
- Carolyn Forché, Tony Hoagland, Patrick Lane, and The Fugitives, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Maple Hall 103 Commercial Street La Conner, $25. Forche’, the celebrated “poet of witness,” performs with B.C.’s award-winning poet Lane, renowned poet Tony Hoagland and the Fugitives, a dynamic young word-and-song quartet from Vancouver.
Nikki Giovanni, Bob Hicok and Marie Howe, 7:30- 9:30
Maple Hall, 103 Commercial Street, La Conner, $30
SUNDAY WORKSHOPS (MAY 20)
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Canoe trip through Fishtown with Tim McNulty and Bo Miller
Poetry and the Culture of Fishtown
Register through NCI : http://ncascades.org/signup/programs/classes
Session 1, 9:00-12:00
Session 2. 1:00-4:00
Session 3, 5:00-9:00
Pioneer Park BBQ and Panel discussion
Tickets are available at Brownpapertickets.com.