Workshop with Matthew Brouwer 4:30 to 6pm
PoetryIsEverything Reading and Open Mic 6:15 to 8:03pm with Matthew Brouwer & Jed Myers
Writing Workshop at 4:30 with Matthew Brouwer Learn Matthew’s 7 tricks for writing interesting poetry. Make your poetry more riveting, compelling and memorable to your audience. How? You’ll have to attend this workshop to find out. They work for Matthew who’s in demand as a performance poet and teaching artist and they should work for you or Matthew will personally refund every dollar you spend on this workshop (which is FREE, so he’ll get off very cheap if it doesn’t work for you). There will be writing and sharing!
PoetryIsEverything Reading 6:15pm with Featured poets Matthew Brouwer and Jed Myers (and his brand new full length collection of poetry)! Plus open mic. You can bring something to read and share!!! It’s going to be a fun, memorable evening. Hope you can make it.
Matthew Brouwer is a performance poet and teaching artist residing in Seattle, WA. His work bridges the worlds of spoken word and literary poetry to create a style that can be both evocative and subtle, enlivening and profound. He has performed throughout the US and been featured in regional literary, performance, and visual arts showcases such as Cirque, Phrasings, and Strands. Matthew leads workshops and retreats for teens and adults, co-founded the Whatcom Juvenile Justice Creative Writing Project, and has facilitated Kintsugi Writing Circle for people suffering chronic medical conditions. Stories We Must Tell, his first full collection of poems was released April, 2015.
Jed Myers grew up in Philadelphia and studied poetry at Tufts University. While continuing to read and write poems, he studied medicine at Case Western Reserve and then trained in psychiatry at the University of Washington. He settled in Seattle, where he still maintains a private therapy practice and teaches in the UW Department of Psychiatry.
Myers began seeking publication after the events of September 11th, 2001. His first full-length collection, Watching the Perseids, which chronicles his father’s dying of a glioblastoma, won the Sacramento Poetry Center Book Award. His latest collection is the just published The Marriage of Space and Time (MoonPath Press), and previously four chapbooks, including Dark’s Channels (winner of the Iron Horse Literary Review Chapbook Award) and Love’s Test (winner of the Grayson Books Chapbook Competition). Recent recognitions include the Prime Number Magazine Award for Poetry, The Southeast Review’s Gearhart Poetry Prize, and The Tishman Review’s Edna St. Vincent Millay Poetry Prize. Recent poems appear in Rattle, Poetry Northwest, The American Journal of Poetry, Southern Poetry Review, and elsewhere. He is Poetry Editor for the journal Bracken.