Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Local poet Joanne Clarkson is the featured reader for the Olympia Poetry Network’s monthly event, Wednesday, November 15, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Traditions Café, 300 5th Ave. NW in downtown Olympia. Clarkson’s full-length poetry collection “The Fates” won Bright Hill Press’ annual contest and was published in June 2017. Her chapbook “Believing the Body” was published by Gribble Press in 2014. This year her work has been featured in the WA129 Poet Laureate Anthology, Blue Heron Review, Catamaran, Edge, Modern Poetry Review, Santa Fe Literary Review, the Ice Cream Anthology from World Enough Writers and the We’Moon Datebook for 2018. She has been the recipient of a GAP Grant from Artists Trust and a NEH grant to teach poetry in rural libraries. An Open Mic will precede her reading. This program is free. Text or call 360-701-2030 for more information.