Jun
28
7:00 pm19:00

June 2017 PoetryBridge At C&P

Katherine Grace-Bond

Katherine Grace-Bond

Katherine Grace-Bond

Katherine Grace Bonds poetry collections include The Sudden Drown of Knowing, Yielding to Calliope, and Considering Flight. She has been a poet for SAM Word at the Seattle Art Museum, the Seattle City Council’s Word’s Worth Program, Poets Against Hate at the Seattle Public Library, and her work has been performed by That Uppity Theatre in St. Louis.

Katherine’s poetry and fiction have appeared in Arabesques, Five Willows Poetry, Beyond Magazine, Margin: An Online Journal of Magical Realism, Peculiar Pilgrims: Stories from the Left Hand of God (Hourglass Books), and Here, There, and Everywhere (Redmond Association of Spokenword). She is also the author of the YA books The Summer of No Regrets (Sourcebooks), and Luke’s Journal, and of the children’s book The Legend of the Valentine (Zondervan), a story of the Civil Rights Movement.

She is the founder of EpicWrite, a “live action writing” community where participants come as their characters. She’s looking forward to an upcoming writing residency in Marnay-sur-Seine, France.

Lew Jones

Lew Jones

Lew Jones

People who would chance to hear me read poetry can expect lyrical verse with modern day word play.  I like to use wordy narratives that just seem to show up, sometimes they resolve, sometimes not. 

In post bachelor school my concentration was on advanced philosophy, art and literature. I am a musician/songwriter who loves to free associate with academia, writing styles w/ Romanticism as a backdrop.

My favorite poets are Dylan Thomas, Shelley, Poe, e.e. cummings, Yeats and the early 20th century war poets.

I was chosen to be the graduate leader for a Dylan Thomas seminar in 2008 @ PSU, Honorary Mention Award - Alabama Poetry Society/Romantic poems-2001, Best Poems of 1990 Stanza Magazine Portland Oregon

I shared the stage and opened for Michael McClure/(Ray Manzerak on keys) and Michael  C. Ford (I played guitar -he read)-(Both poets friends of Jim Morrison.)


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May 2017 PoetryBridge at C&P
May
24
7:00 pm19:00

May 2017 PoetryBridge at C&P

May 24th Coming up!

Nice Hats! 

Nice Hats! 

The Hats are a third grade class from an independent school in Bellevue who read some of their very own poetry! They have spent time taking in ideas from professionals and through the workshop model, created their own poems.

 

 

Our other featured reader was Lola E. Peters, a West Seattle resident who writes poetry to cleanse her soul and essays to clear her mind. Her commitment to creating a just and equitable world forms the underpinning to her writing. Her poems have been published in multiple anthologies as well as her own two collections. In addition to her published poems, she has written commentary and edited for several online journals and newsletters, such as SouthSeattleEmerald.com, SeattleStar.net, and Crosscut.com. She also served as managing editor of a national newsletter for social justice activists.

Her first book of essays, The Truth About White People and her two volumes of poetry, Taboos and The Book of David: A Coming of Age Tale, are available in Seattle at Elliott Bay Book Co. and Third Place Books in Seward Park, as well as from online retailers lulu.combarnesandnoble.com, and amazon.com.

The community mic readers included The Hats, Lola Peters, Catherine Sutthoff Slaton,
Cheryl Latif, Judy Camann, Kevin J. O'Conner and David Fewster. 


 
 
April 2017 PoetryBridge at C&P
Apr
26
7:00 pm19:00

April 2017 PoetryBridge at C&P

In addition to the featured readers, below, Community Mic also featured Koon Woon, Margaret Roncone, Hunter Davis, Judith Camann, Cheryl Latif, Chris, Catherine Slaton, Claire Jackson, Georgie Kinkel, Stacy Lawson and Randy Hale. Listen to their readings at Videos .

Arleen Williams is a novelist, memoirist, and co-author of a dozen short novels in easy English for adults. She enjoys writing about cross-cultural friendships, family, and redemption while setting her stories in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. When not putting pen to paper, Arleen teaches English as a Second Language at South Seattle College where she has worked with immigrants and refugees for three decades. To learn more, please visit www.arleenwilliams.com and www.notalkingdogspress.com/.

 


 

Sierra Golden
is a poet and writer living in Seattle. Her chapbook Aristotle's Lantern won the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Prize, and her poems appear in literary journals such as Prairie Schooner, Permafrost, and Ploughshares. Although she calls Ballard home, Golden has spent many summers in Alaska, working as a commercial fisherman. She was a 2015-2016 Made at Hugo House Fellow and works in communications at Casa Latina, a nonprofit organization empowering Latino immigrants through employment, education, and community organizing

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It’s About Time Reading Series
Apr
13
6:00 pm18:00

It’s About Time Reading Series

Julene Weaver will be one of the features at the It’s About Time reading series at the Ballard Library. This reading starts at 6 pm and runs till approximate 7:30, since the library closes at 8.  There is a 3 minute open mike.

March 2017 Poetrybridge At C&P
Mar
22
7:00 pm19:00

March 2017 Poetrybridge At C&P

Julene Tripp Weaver is a psychotherapist in Seattle, Washington. Her three poetry books are, Truth Be Bold—Serenading Life & Death in the Age of AIDSNo Father Can Save Her, and Case Walking: An AIDS Case Manager Wails Her Blues. Herpoems can be found online at: Anti-Heroin ChicRiverbabbleRiver & South Review, The Seattle Review of Books, The Unprecedented Review, the HIV Here & Now Project, and a creative nonfiction piece published by Yellow Chair Press, In The Words of Women International 2016 Anthology. Find more of her work at www.julenetrippweaver.com.


Cheryl Latif was raised by a mother who was busy acquiring a PhD in English, so Cheryl attended her own kind of university. Prompted by her mom, Cheryl’s poetry was first published in Between Sheets, a Cal State Stanislaus literary magazine (1978). It was her first submission, and she swears it was simply beginner’s luck.

She has subsequently been published in a variety of local, regional and national publications. She curated/hosted a popular poetry reading in San Diego and has served as a judge for several poetry contests. Her poetry manuscript reached semi-finalist status in The Word Works annual contest and continues to be a work in progress.

 

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February 2017 Poetrybridge At C&P
Feb
22
7:00 pm19:00

February 2017 Poetrybridge At C&P

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Featured Readers: Carrie Gilstrap-Nettle and Jonathan Shipley.

Jonathan Shipley

Jonathan Shipley

Jonathan Shipley is a writer whose work has appeared in such varied publications as the Los Angeles Times, Seattle Magazine, Gather Journal, and ParentMap.

His poetry has been included in Ribbons, Toasted Cheese, and an anthology of creative writing dedicated to wrestling. 

 

 

 

Carrie Gilstrap-Nettle

Carrie Gilstrap-Nettle

Carrie Gilstrap-Nettle lives in Olympia. She uses a pen to write and regrets not trying paste at least once as a child.

Carrie writes continuously and publishes sparsely. She taught poetry, non-fiction, and fiction classes in local public schools near her home; her students ranged from kindergarten to high school age. Oddly enough that led to a life translating tech and geek for talented groups of hackers.

She finished up her dual BA and BS degrees at Evergreen State College where she studied things like picking locks, breaking into electronic systems, how not to be an easy mark (or moron) in a connected world, and the difference between privacy and security. She also learned how to write about those and other topics with greater skill, and she loves to flex those muscles especially with MS destroying her other ones. 

She self-published her first book of poems, Common Measure, in 2011, and that year the volume received an honorable mention for the Cathlamet Poetry Prize.


Community Mic Readers included Koon Woon, Heidi Fosner, Georgie Kunkel, Cheryl Latif and Leopoldo Seguel.