This year I’m mostly focused on writing new poems, but I am doing a few events, and you can still find me talking poetry on (scroll down that page for links to segments).


  • April 14 at 7p: Q&A with Ada Limón for Word Works at Hugo House.
  • April 21: Keynote address and break-out session at the Mental Health & Self-Care for Social Work Practitioners conference. Sponsored by the University of Washington School of Social Work Student Advisory Council.
  • April 26 at 7p: The Soul of Poetry: Share the Journey. Washington State Poets Laureate Samuel Green, Kathleen Flenniken, Elizabeth Austen, and Tod Marshall read poems they have written to celebrate and help raise awareness of the humanitarian aid programs of Catholic Relief Services.  Saint Cecilia Church: 1310 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Island.


  • May 14 at 7p: Reading of poetry by Mahmoud Darwish (in Arabic and English) to mark the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, the Catastrophe, when the destruction of the Palestinian homeland and the dispossession of its people began in 1948. Elliott Bay Books. Details TBA.

12 thoughts on “Events

  1. Rick


    I attended the reading tonight at Hugo House and was pleasantly surprised with both your and Erin’s readings. What struck me the most was the interplay of the contrast, your voices were equally vulnerable yet strong. Nice work. I’m looking forward to the High Point event since it’s in my ‘hood.

  2. Pingback: “On Punctuation” on Writer’s Almanac, Oct. 15 « Elizabeth Austen

    1. Catherine

      Heard your poem this morning on the Writers Almanac. Loved it so much I have printed it to read to a friend this evening. I am delighted to find your work.
      Catherine Irwin, Shepherdstown, WV

  3. Pingback: Where Currents Meet, Oct. 23 at Elliott Bay Books « Elizabeth Austen

  4. Pingback: Every Dress a Decision « Elizabeth Austen

  5. Greatly enjoyed reading your opus from front to back as you suggested at C&P Coffee on the 1st. Love your work. Also was glad to see you also know Tim Seibles. Tim and I used to drink coffee together in Norfolk when I was singing with Virginia Opera. He reintroduced me to modern poetry at a couple of his readings and I have been going ever since when time allows. I look forward to reading more of your work as soon as I can find it. Also, being an operatic bass it seems I sing always of death, heartbreak and sadness. I hope you are able to find that funny poem again and again. Life has enough darkness. All the best. Charlie Austin

  6. Michael Taskey

    Wow! Enjoyed your performance at Auburn Ave Theater. Lost myself listening to your voice and your words, I thought I was alone in the room. Thank you so much for sharing your gifts.

  7. Bonnie Bennetts

    Elizabeth! Just read an email from Stacey regarding your great news! Congratulations:) It makes me smile to remember you, our friendship and how well things are going. Enjoy. xo Bonnie

  8. Hello Elizabeth Austen, I heard you at the Quimper Fellowship in Port Townsend last night, Jan.30, 2015. I want to take a workshop from you but cannot find your list and schedule. Where do I find a 2015 schedule of nearest workshops?

  9. Pingback: Time to Say Thank You and Farewell | Washington State Poet Laureate

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s