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Tri-Cities holds open mic night for poetry reading
March 31, 2010

RICHLAND – Poets – from the shy to the bold – are invited to share their creativity at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1, at a free Open Mic Poetry Reading Night in the East Building Auditorium at WSU Tri-Cities.

 

“We have had performance poets and hip-hop poets, cowboy poets, rhyming or free verse poets, even chanting poets,” said Leonard Orr, WSU Tri-Cities academic director of the College of Liberal Arts. “We had poets who are in their 80s, fifth graders, WSU students of all ages, and people of all backgrounds and interests as both poets and supporters.”

 

Orr is also an English professor, published … » More …

Share and Support Poetry at Open Mic Reading Night
September 18, 2009

RICHLAND — Poets, from the shy to the bold, are invited to share their creativity Oct. 1 at Open Mic Poetry Reading Night at WSU Tri-Cities.
 
“We have had performance poets and hip-hop poets, cowboy poets, rhyming or free verse poets, even chanting poets. We had poets who are in their 80s, fifth graders, WSU students of all ages, and people of all backgrounds and interests as both poets and supporters,” said Leonard Orr, WSU Tri-Cities academic director of the College of Liberal Arts, an English professor, published poet, and host of the monthly Open Mic events.

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State’s poet laureate shares open mic
October 8, 2008

Gov. Chris Gregoire with Samuel Green

RICHLAND — The state’s first poet laureate, Samuel Green, is making his first official visit to the Tri-Cities on Nov. 6 for the Open Mic Poetry Reading Night at WSU Tri-Cities.
 
The Legislature established the position of poet laureate in 2007 to build awareness and appreciation of poetry across the state. Gov. Chris Gregoire named Green to a two-year term as the inaugural poet laureate.

Green is author of 10 poetry collections, including the newly released book “The Grace of Necessity,” and has spent … » More …