Maria's Blog

Apr. 1, 2013 at 6:00pm

National Poetry Month Kick-Off Party

Reading & Magazine Anthology Celebration!

 photo FacebookEventCover.jpg
Friends, family, poets and art lovers of the South Sound: you're invited to a FREE event launching National Poetry Month in Tacoma!

2013 promises a wide range of vibrant, diverse poetry events throughout the city in the month of April. Download a calendar of events hosted by poets, writers, artists and arts groups!

Your hosts for this year's kick-off celebration are the guest poetry editors of the 2013 Tacoma poetry month anthology magazine, Tammy Robacker and Maria Gudaitis. We look forward to meeting you and sharing the delight of our all-local, all-poetry magazine release, and to celebrate National Poetry Month together.

Poets published in the APRIL 2013 Issue of WRIST magazine may pick up their complimentary copy of the limited edition, poetry month magazine at the party.

So come join in the fun. Have a hand-crafted Anthem latte, sip some wine, hear local poetry, win poetry raffle prizes and meet with other local poets. An open mic sheet will be available to sign up readers from the anthology on a first-come, first-serve basis.

RSVP at our Facebook event site
More info available here:
Link to our poster

comments [4]  |  posted under , art, events, poetry


by Maria on 4/1/2013 @ 3:47pm
I hope my fellow philosophers at FeedTacoma will come down to Anthem this Friday to support the poetry community and hear local poets read work!

by Maria on 4/5/2013 @ 11:11am
 photo Arlene_Kim_photo.jpg
Seattle poet Arlene Kim reads from her book, "What have you done to our ears to make us hear echoes?"

Last night's first poetry month event at King's Books was fabulous. Around 40 people gathered to hear four Northwest poets read from their newest books!

If you can't make it tonight and want to check out some poetry this month, here's a link to our Tacoma National Poetry Month calendar (PDF) with a list of readings, workshops, spoken word open mics and much more.

by troysworktable on 4/6/2013 @ 9:43am
Maria: I was unable to attend either the Thursday evening King's Books event or the Friday evening Anthem event, but I had them both on my calendar. Keep up the good work on making sure that people of Tacoma and surrounding environs are aware of the great poetry of this region!

by Maria on 4/7/2013 @ 6:01pm
Thanks Troy!

Both were good events. I love seeing all the interest and passion for poetry & the literary arts here in Tacoma. I posted some photos on Facebook if anyone is interested:

Lots more cool events happening!