Saturday, November 2, 2013

A Perfect Place for Poets and Poetry Events: La Conner and Port Townsend

A perfect place for poetry
I confess. I am a great fan of the small town. Add a body of water nearby  -- whether river or Puget Sound -- and I'm there. This year I am absolutely thrilled to be a featured poet at the Skagit River Poetry Festival, May 16th and 17th in La Conner, Washington.

Other featured readers include Sherman Alexie, Roberto Ascalon, Mark Doty, Tom Robbins (who knew he writes poetry), Rachel Rose, Emily Warn, Kelly Davio and Derek Sheffield. 

And here's a secret: If you book now at the Country Inn in La Conner (walking distance to all the main venues) you will receive a deeply discounted festival price. You must call though; it's not available on their website.

May is a long time to wait for a poetry event, at least for me. Kelli Russell Agodon and I still have a few spots left in our Port Townsend event on Saturday, January 18th. Here is the information on the two workshops and how to sign up.

Back by Popular Demand:


Poets On The Coast: A Mini Retreat

Two Writing Classes in Port Townsend taught by
Susan Rich & Kelli Russell Agodon

Where: Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St. Port Townsend, WA

When: Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Generating New Poems / Sending Polished Poems into the World:
9 am – 12 pm

For poets who want to write new poems as well as submit their work to literary journals, this is the class for you! We will try a wide array of writing exercises and spend the last half hour discussing the submission process. Hand-outs on submission letters and suggested journals.

Susan & Kelli will also put together a submission packet of your poems to send out for you. $98

From Manuscript into Book: The Process Demystified:
1 am – 4 pm

This workshop is designed to help poets put together a full or chapbook length collection. We’ll look at several different options regarding how to structure and order your poems. Finally, you’ll have a chance to begin visualizing your work as part of a larger project. Everyone will leave with an action plan and a handout of resources leading you closer to the goal of a competed book. $98

Or spend the day and take both classes for $189
Number of participants limited to 18.



Please print and fill out this page & mail with your payment to Kelli Agodon at PO Box 1524, Kingston, WA 98346



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Circle one: Generating New Work 9 am-12 pm $98 From Manuscript to Book 1 pm-4 pm $98 BOTH Classes at $189

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