TRI-CITIES, Wash. — A quartet of well-known Northwest poets will read from their works on the Washington State University Tri-Cities campus Thursday evening, April 3.

The free, public event begins at 7:30 p.m., and is presented as part of Poetry Month. It also will feature an open microphone session for anyone wishing to read his or her poetry.

Scheduled in the East Building Auditorium on WSU’s north Richland campus, the evening of poetry is being coordinated by Leonard Orr, professor of English at WSU Tri-Cities and member of the board of the Washington Poets Association.

Featured readers include: Linda Malnack of Seattle, Scott Poole from Spokane, Charles Potts of Walla Walla and Lorri Lambert-Smith from Richland. All are widely published with their work appearing in such publications as the Amherst Review and Atlanta Review and online at such sites as Switched on Gutenberg and Poetry Pooled can be heard each Monday morning on KPBX Radio in Spokane.

The WSU campus in Richland is located at 2710 University Drive – take George Washington Way to the lighted campus entrance sign at the intersection with Sprout Road and turn right.