Friday, April 5, 2024

Who's Reading Next Week?

In my prior post regarding the PoetryBridge event at C&P Coffee Company next week, I mentioned three featured readers but failed to include the names of the other two. Please allow me to remedy that. 

I first met Bonnie Wolkenstein virtually to discuss the Guanajuato Writing Retreat she curates. Are you curious? Check out her website here. I've never participated, but Guanajuato is lovely, and the retreat sounds wonderful!

I've also had the privilege of meeting Christopher Jarmick. It was pre-pandemic! We enjoyed a brief conversation after a reading at BookTree, the independent bookstore he owns and operates in Kirkland, WA.

I'd also like to acknowledge the dedicated work of Leopoldo Seguel, the force behind PoetryBridge. Leopoldo has organized this community of writers since the first reading in February 2010 and actually managed to grow the group by switching to zoom during the pandemic years. Thank you, Leopoldo! 

I am grateful for the opportunity to participate at PoetryBridge and am honored to read with these talented writers. I hope you can join us next Wednesday, April 10 at 7:00 pm.

Friday, March 29, 2024

You know how it goes …

... you’ve finished a long project. Or maybe you just hope you're done with it. Then someone points out that really, it's not finished at all, and you realize you still have a ways to go.

Almost a year ago I thought my work-in-progress was ready for a final copy edit. It’s a memoir I started in early 2020 titled Pandemic Baby: Letters to My Grandson Before He Could Read. It took the astute and kind comments of a few early readers to make me realize the story was incomplete and the manuscript needed more work. So, I returned to my desk (actually, the dining room table) and started over.

I’m happy to say I’m ready to share my efforts once again. This time with the public – that means you! I'm honored to be a featured reader for PoetryBridge at C&P Coffee Company, and I hope you'll join me. The mission of PoetryBridge “is to promote the best of poetry and storytelling in West Seattle.” Every month there is a group reading with three featured readers presenting both poetry and prose, followed by a community open mic.

If you live in the Seattle area, I’d love to see you on Wednesday, April 10 at 7:00 pm. Maybe a bit earlier to grab a beverage and a seat. If you’re a writer, I welcome you to bring some words to share at community mic. The event will also be live streamed on YouTube for those unable to attend in person. To learn more, please join PoetryBridge Association of West Seattle.

PoetryBridge @ C&P Coffee Company
Wednesday, April 10
7 pm- 9 pm
5612 California Avenue SW
West Seattle