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Share and support poetry at WSU Tri-Cities Open Mic Night
November 19, 2009

RICHLAND — Poets, from the shy to the bold, are invited to share their creativity Dec. 3 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,” 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. “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.”

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Visiting writer series presents two accomplished poets
October 7, 2009

                               

 

 

PULLMAN – The 2009-2010 WSU Visiting Writer Series will host a double reading Monday, Oct. 12, in the CUE, Room 203. Readings will be done by the accomplished poets Kate Greenstreet and Linda Russo.

 

Greenstreet’s second book, “The Last 4 Things,” is just out from Ahsahta Press. Her first, “Case Sensitive,” was published by Ahsahta in 2006. She is also the author of three chapter books, most recently “This is Why I Hurt You” (Lame House press, 2008). Her new work is in current of forthcoming issues of Jubilat, Court … » More …

WSU Vancouver releases 2009 edition of the Salmon Creek Journal
April 8, 2009

Vancouver  – WSU Vancouver announces the release of the 2009 edition of the Salmon Creek Journal. The release party will be held during the Art Fair on Friday April 10 from 3 – 5 p.m. in the Administration building, rooms 129 and 130. This event is free and open to the public. Free copies of the journal will be handed out.

 

The SCJ is a publication featuring blind juried works by students, faculty, staff, and alumni of WSU Vancouver representing three genres: prose, poetry and artwork. SCJ does not accept work previously published in magazines, journals, anthologies or ‘zines, in print or online.

 

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Share your poems at open mic
January 15, 2009

RICHLAND — Poets of all ages and levels of experience are invited to share their verses at Open Mic Poetry Reading Night, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at WSU Tri-Cities.
 
The Open Mic event is in the East Building Auditorium at 2710 University Drive, Richland. Admission is free and open to the public.
 
A sign-up sheet is passed around at 7:30 p.m. Each person who signs up is invited to the microphone to read a poem — preferably no longer than 1-1/2  pages. As time allows, there will be a second or third round … » More …

Share your poems at WSU Tri-Cities Open Mic Night
December 17, 2008

RICHLAND — Poets of all ages and levels of experience are invited to share their verses at Open Mic Poetry Reading Night, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at WSU Tri-Cities.
 
The Open Mic event is in the East Building Auditorium at 2710 University Drive, Richland. Admission is free and open to the public.
 
A sign-up sheet is passed around at 7:30 p.m. Each person who signs up is invited to the microphone to read a poem — preferably no longer than 1-1/2  pages. As time allows, there will be a second or third round of poetry.
 
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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 30 … » More …

Representatives discuss “Beloved Community”
April 15, 2008

VANCOUVER – Representatives from the Women’s Housing Equality and Enhancement League, will speak at WSU Vancouver, 12 to 1:15 p.m., April 17 in the Library building, room 201.

The WHEEL women, all homeless or formerly homeless, will discuss and read from their recently published poetry anthology, “Beloved Community,” which represents the first national effort to feature the writings of homeless women. The presentation is sponsored by the WSU Vancouver College of Liberal Arts Speakers Program and the American Social Movements and Culture class.

They will also be speaking at 6:30 p.m. April 17, at In Other Words Books, 8 NE Killingsworth, Portland, and at … » More …

‘Paper Bird’ poetry reading at WSU Tri-Cities
March 27, 2008

RICHLAND — Poet Pamela Steele will read from her new book, “Paper Bird,” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 11, at WSU Tri-Cities.

The poetry reading is part of the Spring 2008 Liberal Arts Season of Events. It is in the WSU Tri-Cities East Building Auditorium, 2710 University Drive, Richland. Admission is free and open to the public.

Steele also will share some new poems she has written about living on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Pendleton, Ore.
 
Steele earned her master’s degree in fine arts in 2004 from Spalding University of Louisville, Kentucky. Her awards include the 2004 Kentucky Writers Coalition’s Jim … » More …

Poetry Roadshow presented in Richland
March 26, 2007

Richland, Wash.–Seattle poet Elizabeth Austen is bringing Washington’s Poetry Roadshow to Washington State University Tri-Cities March 29-30, with a reading Thursday night and a workshop Friday morning. Each event is free, open to the public, and will take place in the East Building Auditorium on the WSU Tri-Cities campus, 2710 University Drive, Richland. – Poetry reading, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29. Austen’s reading will be followed by an open microphone — bring your own poems to share. – “Call and Response: Poems from Poems,” 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 30. In this interactive workshop, Austen and participants will explore the ways … » More …

Slam poet delivers fairy tales with a twist
September 29, 2006

One of Germany’s leading slam poetry performers will perform in German and English at WSU as part of her 2006 U.S. tour titled “Fairy, the Tale.” The event, free to the public, will take place at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, in Kimbrough 101.Nora Gomringer will perform both oral tale spinning and poetry slam. She will re-introduce listeners to a number of old German fairy tales but with new twists. Slam poetry puts a dual emphasis on writing and performance, encouraging poets to focus on what they’re saying and how they’re saying it. In slam poetry contests, poets are judged on a numeric scale … » More …