Robert Lashley : 3rd Saturday Workshop/Reading/Open Mic

 Mark your calendars!  Robert Lashley will lead a workshop at BookTree  Saturday, April 15 (4:30 to 6:00 p.m.) and then be a featured reader in our 3rd Saturday Poetry Is Everything workshop/poetry Reading and Open Mic  (6:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.).  Do NOT miss this!

Workshop title: Organic Approaches to Form.  4:30 to 6 p.m.

From Robert:: "Write what you want, when you want to, and how you want to write it." These sentences are common knowledge to us; but too often we put up roadblocks for ourselves when we try and apply them. Through a series of self generating prompts and note taking techniques, we will go past our writers blocks and get to the subjects that compel us to write or want to. Participants are encouraged to challenge themselves...or do whatever they feel like to get themselves to work.

If you haven't workshopped with me, you are in for a treat! Also, I will bring snacks!"

Reading/Open Mic  6:15 to  8:15 pm

Robert will do an informal Q and A and read some new Up South selections and perhaps a few of his greatest hits too!

(But that’s not all….)We will also continue a special Poetry Month tradition that’s been part of the PoetryIsEverything readings for several years. Baaad Poetry. We’ll share some of the worst poetry written by poets you have heard of and celebrities too. Feel free to share some your own ‘worsts’ on the open mic.

It will be a memorable, informative and FUN evening.

Bio:
Robert Lashley is the author of Up South (2017) and The Homeboy Songs (Small Doggies Press, 2014). A semi finalist for the PEN/Rosenthal fellowship, Lashley has had poems and essays published in such Journals as Feminete, No Regrets, NAILED, and Your Hands, Your Mouth. His work was also featured in Many Trails To The Summit, an anthology of Northwest form and Lyric poetry. To quote James Baldwin, he wants to be an honest man and a good writer. Robert grew up in Tacoma, Wa. and resides mostly in Bellingham, Wa. 

Read a Poetry Suite from Up South by Robert Lashley (published by Nailed) 

Mark your calendars! Robert Lashley will lead a workshop at BookTree (4:30 to 6:00 p.m.) and then be a featured reader in our 3rd Saturday PoetryIsEverything workshop/poetry Reading and Open Mic (6:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.).