Workshops and Readings, 2020

“The Title as Frame and Invitation”

Hugo House, Seattle, WA

1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020   This session is FULL

NEW! Additional class added: 10a to 1p, Saturday, March 7, 2020

Where do great poem titles come from? What makes a title “great,” anyway? Through reading and discussing example poems by Angel Nafis, Alice Oswald, Lucille Clifton, Thomas Lux and others, we’ll explore this essential and too-often overlooked craft element. Bring three of your own poems-in-progress, and we’ll practice titling them to entice the reader with a compelling frame and invitation. Max. class size 15.

Registration info here.

April 26: Reading with Geraldine Mills and Susan Rich

Elliott Bay Books, 3p.

Oct. 1 to 4: Skagit River Poetry Festival

I’m lucky to be among the 25 poets featured at the Skagit River Poetry Festival in La Conner, WA. 

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.

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    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

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  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?

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