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Carolyne Wright Workshop / Reading w/Elizabeth Myhr plus open mic

Our 3rd Saturday 'Poetree is Everything' Workshop/Reading Series continues at BookTree. From 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Carolyne Wright is teaching a workshop. From 6:15 to 8:00 p.m. Carolyne Wright and Elizabeth Myhr are our featured poets, plus an open mic. Observe, participate, share. It's FREE!

Workshop: 4:30 to 6 p.m. My Worst Job and Other True (or False) Confessions

What was your worst job interview, or job, or date, or marriage? The most exquisitely embarrassing moment, the time you wished the earth would open and swallow you? Tell of that hellhole you crawled out of to laugh another day, and in the confessions (real or imagined) you write in this workshop. We will read and discuss poems and short prose pieces about work and other human relational spaces, and write our responses. This workshop is open to writers of all ages and levels of experience.

Reading 6:15 to 8:00 p.m. 2 Featured Poets and Open Mic

Feature Bios:

Elizabeth Myhr is a poet, editor and publisher. She co-founded Calypso Editions in 2009, and her first book of poetry, the vanishings & other poems was published in 2010. She has published in Alaska Quarterly Review, Poetry International, Cascadia Review, and Elephant Journal, among others. She's a Contributing Member at Calypso, editor of Web Del Sol Review of Books, and reviews occasionally for The Raven Chronicles. Myhr lives in Seattle.

Carolyne Wright's ground-breaking anthology, Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace (Lost Horse Press Human Rights Series, 2015), is recipient of 10 Pushcart Prize nominations and finalist in Foreword Review's Book of the Year Awards. Her nine volumes of poetry include Seasons of Mangoes and Brainfire (Eastern Washington UP/Lynx House Books), which won the Blue Lynx Prize and American Book Award; A Change of Maps (Lost Horse), an Alice Fay di Castagnola Award finalist; and Mania Klepto: the Book of Eulene (Turning Point Books). She also has five volumes of poetry in translation from Spanish and Bengali, including the forthcoming Map Traces, Blood Traces (Mayapple Press, 2017), a bilingual sequence of poems by Seattle-based Chilean poet, Eugenia Toledo. Wright lived in Chile and traveled in Brazil on a Fulbright Grant during the presidency of Salvador Allende; and spent four years on fellowships in India and Bangladesh, translating Bengali women poets. After teaching as Visiting Poet at colleges and universities around the U.S. for over a dozen years, she returned to her native Seattle, where she served on the faculty of the Whidbey Writers Workshop low-residency MFA Program from 2005 until the program's closure in 2016. She continues to teach for Richard Hugo House, Seattle's community literary center, as a mentor for the Antioch U Los Angeles MFA Program, and for literary conferences and festivals around the country. Besides writing, teaching, and literary / social / environmental activism, Wright's passions include Zumba and Afro-Brazilian dance; and she has been brushing up on Portuguese in preparation for return visits to Bahia. A Contributing Editor for the Pushcart Prizes, Wright has received grants and fellowships from the NEA, 4Culture, and Seattle's Office of Arts & Culture.