Please join us at the Mount Baker Theatre Encore Room for SpeakEasy 16: Fresh Minds New Words on Sunday, April 12, 2015.
Each SpeakEasy reading takes a different approach to poetry and this one is no exception. Produced in conjunction with Poetry CHaT, a group at Western Washington University assembling a definitive collection of children’s poetry books published since 1960, SpeakEasy 16 features poems by and for children.
The SpeakEasy featured guest poet is Pamela Porter, author of the internationally acclaimed novel in verse, The Crazy Man, which won a dozen awards, including the Governor General’s Award. Joining Pam will be more than two dozen kids and adults reading their own poems or their favorites. Poets/readers include: Anya Rick, Charlotte Hasbrouck, Chuck Robinson, Cicely Bergsma, Daniel Garcia, Durban McCarty, Elisha Foster, Emily Welsh, Eric Carr, Ethan Croston, Finnigan Cooper, Grace Hooper, Grace Hughes, Jessica Gillis, Kaya Sherwood-Bally, Kaylee Croston, Kevin Murphy, Klara Schwarz, Laurel Leigh, Lois Holub, Lucy Guerra, Marielle Selig, Pamela Porter, Rena Priest, Rowan McConnell, Sarah Wallace, Savanna Wolverton, Serenity McAlister, Skip Williams, Solstice Black and Thomas Boyle.
The reading is free and starts at 2:00pm.
In addition, Pamela Porter will give a free talk the day before, Saturday, April 11, at 4:00pm, at Village Books. She will talk about writing a children’s novel in verse and about her writing process and she will read from The Crazy Man (and possibly other works). More here.