January 11 at 7pm: Parkplace Books in Kirkland, Wash. Includes an open mic – bring your poems.
January 5, 2012 at 7pm: Apocalypse Not: Seven Poets for 2012. Richard Hugo House will host a gathering of seven award-winning poets, who will read from their works, sign books and respond to questions about writing and publishing. Featured poets include Elizabeth Austen, Elizabeth J. Colen, Jen Currin, Sarah Mangold, Linda Russo, Ed Skoog and William Stobb.
Nov. 17: Village Books, Bellingham
I’ll be reading from Where Currents Meet and The Girl Who Goes Alone. 7pm; free. Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA 98225
Nov. 15: Reading from Many Trails to the Summit, Richard Hugo House
Group reading from the new Rose Alley Press anthology, Many Trails to the Summit. 7pm; free.
Nov. 10: Literary Fires: An Evening of New Poetry and Prose, West Seattle
A lively reading of new of work on the subject of fire — house fires, wildfires, hearts on fire — from three West Seattle writers: Susan Rich, Elizabeth Austen and Harold Taw. 7 pm; free. C & P Coffee, 5612 California Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98136
Nov. 6: Sightline launch and Toadlily Anniversary Party, Poets House, NYC
Also features Heidi Hart, Marcia Arrieta, Andrea Bates, Carol Stevens Kner and Sarah Suzor.
Poets House, 10 River Terrace, Battery Park City, NY. 5pm; free.
Oct. 23: Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle
Launch reading for Where Currents Meet, a new chapbook just released as part of the Toadlily Press quartet, Sightline. I’ll also read from The Girl Who Goes Alone. 7pm; free.
Thurs., May 5 at 7pm
She Said: Women’s Lives in Poetry and Prose
Richard Hugo House
Seattle writer David Schmader hosts “She Said: Women’s Lives in Poetry and Prose,” featuring seven local women writers — Monica Lemoine, Corbin Lewars, Susan Rich, Elizabeth Austen, Janna Cawrse Esarey, Katharine Whitcomb, and Midge Raymond.
Richard Hugo House 1634 11th Avenue, Seattle. Free.
May 20 – 22
The Skagit River Poetry Festival
La Conner, Wash.
Two-and-a-half days of readings, workshops and panels, featuring Sherman Alexie, Alicia Ostriker, Ted Kooser and many others. Ticket information and schedule at www.skagitriverpoetry.org/
Thurs., June 10 at 7pm
Reading with Kathleen Flenniken
Northwind Reading Series, Port Townsend, Wash.
I’ll be reading from my new chapbook, “The Girl Who Goes Alone,” published in May 2010 by Floating Bridge Press.
Northwind Gallery 2409 Jefferson St., Port Townsend. Free.
Fri., Nov. 20 at 7:30 pm
“Visiting Hours” at Richard Hugo House
Part of the 2009/2010 Literary Series
Featuring Matt Smith, Elizabeth Austen and Benjamin Parzybok with new music by Molly Rose.
Individual tickets $25 general public/$20 Hugo House members/$15 students and seniors
Available at Brown Paper Tickets
Richard Hugo House 1634 11th Avenue, Seattle
Thurs., Oct. 15 at 6pm
Reading at the Ballard Library
I’ll be reading the poems from the “My Uterus, That Party Balloon” series.
5614 22nd Ave. N.W., Ballard Public Library, Seattle directions