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Free Workshop -Reading - Open Mic Sat. Nov. 19 4:30/6:15 to 8:00 p.m.

free workshop4:30 to 6:00 p.m. and

reading/open mic 6:15 to 8:00 p.m.

Writer, Teacher, Historian, Poet Priscilla Long  leads a workshop for writers (beginners welcome)

TITLE:   Gathering and Hoarding

We’ll begin by making a list of whatever we are hoarding (or imagine we might hoard) and gathering and explore how many layers of meaning we can get. 

From there. . .    well don’t miss this inspirational and inspiring workshop. . .

Perhaps a poem like this will result:

The Museum of Stones  (excerpt)

This is your museum of stones, assembled in matchbox and tin,

collected from roadside, culvert, and viaduct,

battlefield, threshing floor, basilica, abattoir,

stones loosened by tanks in the streets

of a city whose earliest map was drawn in ink on linen,

schoolyard stones in the hand of a corpse,

pebble from Apollinaire's oui,

stone of the mind within us

carried from one silence to another, . . . .

                         —Carolyn Forché   [The New Yorker, March 26, 2007]


The Workshop will be from 4:30 to approximately 6:00 p.m.

And then……    A free Poetry Reading and Open Mic will follow.

Read your workshop work, or bring something to read, or just come and listen to two excellent Northwest writer/poets:   Priscilla Long and Larry Crist

Reading and open-mic 6:15 to 8:00 p.m.

BookTree’s Poetry is Everything Series3rd Saturdays beginning November 19th

Featured Poets, Open Mic,  FREE

M/CHost-  Christopher J. Jarmick

Priscilla Long is a Seattle-based author (poetry, science, creative nonfictions, fiction) and teacher of writing. New books: Fire and Stone: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? (University of Georgia Press) and Minding the Muse: A Handbook for Painters, Poets, and Other Creators (Coffeetown Press). Her book of poems is Crossing Over: Poems (University of New Mexico Press, 2015). Her other books are The Writer's Portable Mentor: A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life (2010) andWhere the Sun Never Shines: A History of America's Bloody Coal Industry (1989). Her science column, Science Frictions, appeared for 92 weeks on the website of The American Scholar (2011-2013). Her awards include a National Magazine Award, and she has been a fellow at Hedgebrook, the Millay Colony for the Arts, and Jack Straw Productions. Her MFA is from the University of Washington. She serves as Founding and Consulting Editor of, the online encyclopedia of Washington state history. For more information please visit


Larry Crist has lived in Seattle for the past 20 years and is originally from California, specifically Humboldt County. He has lived in Chicago, Houston, London, and Philadelphia where he attended Temple U receiving an MFA in theatre. He’s been widely published.

Undertow Overtures is a new poetry collection, Larry’s first, covering the past twenty years. Larry was pleased to have been included in The Jack Straw Writer’s Program in 2013 and has received three Pushcart nominations.


Saturday November 19th    Free Workshop:  4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Reading/Open Mic   Free   6:15 to 8:00 p.m.

Earlier Event: November 5
BookTree Grand Opening