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Workshop and Reading with Joanne M. Clarkson & Heidi Seaborn & special guest: Jo Patti

Workshop and PoetryIsEverything Reading & Open Mic with Joanne M. Clarkson and Heidi Seaborn. Saturday January 20th, 2018   Plus a travelling poet Jo Patti will be joining us!

4:30 to 6:00PM Joanne M. Clarkson leads a free workshop - Publish Your Poetry!

6:15 to 8:00 PM Featured Readers are Joanne M. Clarkson & Heidi Seaborn plus JUST ADDED  a spotlight reading by Jo Patti!  Open Mic

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Workshop Details: Publish Your Poetry! 4:30 to 6:00PM
“Publish Your Poetry,” is a workshop geared toward helping poets at all levels find places in print and online to place their work. Topics covered will include how to identify and evaluate poetry markets, how to put together a submission, how to stay positive in the face of rejection and an overview of 40 things to do with a poem. During this workshop, participants will formulate a plan to get their work out into the world during the next 3-6 months. Presenter is poet Joanne M. Clarkson.

Bios of our Featured Readers:

Joanne M. 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. Clarkson has Master’s Degrees in English and Library Science. She has taught and worked as a professional librarian. After caring for her mother through a long illness, she re-careered as a RN specializing in Home Health and Hospice Care. She lives in Olympia, WA, and serves on the Board of the Olympia Poetry Network.

Heidi Seaborn starting writing poetry in 2016 with her work appearing in over 40 journals and anthologies, as the political pamphlet Body Politic and in her forthcoming chapbook Finding My Way Home (FLP). She is a Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and Knightville Prize semi-finalist and a Pushcart Prize and Best of Net nominee Stanford University graduate and on The Adroit Journal editorial staff.

Jo Patti was born in the USA, but moved 13 times before she was 11. She has lived and worked on 6 continents and published work in creative fiction, technical writing, reporting and non-fiction. Jo was selected as a "Poet on Wheels" by the Australian New South Wales Arts Council in 1998 and awarded the honor of being an "Artist for Life" by the Texas Commission on the Arts for her work in the fields of Story telling, Choreography and Poetry in 1999.  She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Massey University of NZ, and has certification in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and TCM in Wellington, New Zealand. Jo is an educator, a third class radio engineer, a flautist, a student of martial arts, an avid hiker and a mother. "Kismet" is her first volume of poetry.