Events

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Saturday, February 27, 2021, 7:00pm, on Zoom
SpeakEasy 27: A Spiritual Thread presents Round 5 of linked poems by Susan Alexander, Luther Allen, Bruce Beasley, Jennifer Bullis, and Dayna Patterson.

Saturday, February 6, 2021, 7:00pm, on Zoom
SpeakEasy 27: A Spiritual Thread presents Round 4 of linked poems by Susan Alexander, Luther Allen, Bruce Beasley, Jennifer Bullis, and Dayna Patterson.

Saturday, January 16, 2021, 7:00pm, on Zoom
SpeakEasy 27: A Spiritual Thread presents Round 3 of linked poems by Susan Alexander, Luther Allen, Bruce Beasley, Jennifer Bullis, and Dayna Patterson.

Saturday, December 12, 2020, 7:00pm, on Zoom
SpeakEasy 27: A Spiritual Thread presents Round 2 of linked poems by Susan Alexander, Luther Allen, Bruce Beasley, Jennifer Bullis, and Dayna Patterson.

Saturday, November 14, 2020, 7:00pm, on Zoom
SpeakEasy 27: A Spiritual Thread presents Round 1 of linked poems by Susan Alexander, Luther Allen, Bruce Beasley, Jennifer Bullis, and Dayna Patterson.

Friday, February 28, 2020, 7:00pm, at Pelican Bay Books & Coffeehouse, Anacortes
Luther Allen and J.I. Kleinberg are featured poets at this monthly reading.

Thursday, January 9, 2020, 7:00pm, at Angst Gallery, Vancouver, Washington
Luther Allen and J.I. Kleinberg are featured poets for Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic.

Saturday, November, 11, 2019, 6:30pm, at Van Zandt Hall
Luther Allen and J.I. Kleinberg read at the annual Poetry Café.

Friday, September 6, 2019, 6:00pm, at the Downtown Coop
Poetry reading and awards ceremony for Luther Allen’s winning poem, selected as the fall feature at the Poem Booth.

Friday, August 30, 2019, 7:00pm, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Bellingham
Luther Allen reads from the latest edition of Cirque Journal.

Sunday, August 4, 2019, 5:00pm, at the book box, 1507 Larrabee, Bellingham
Luther Allen is the featured poet in the Summer Poetry Reading Series (free).

Sunday, July 7, 2019, 4:00pm, at Village Books, Bellingham
Luther Allen reads one of his poems from the anthology, For Love of Orcas.

Friday, May 3, 2019, 7:00pm, at Mount Baker Theatre, Encore Room, Bellingham
As part of SpeakEasy 24, Luther Allen reads his poem(s) from the anthology, For Love of Orcas.

April 25-28, 2019, at Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center, Gonzaga University, Spokane
Luther Allen’s poem Midsummer on the West Side is interpreted and performed by an acting ensemble as part of A New Season.

Sunday, February 24, 2019, 4:00pm, at Village Books, Bellingham
Luther Allen is a featured poet at the reading for the latest issue of Clover, A Literary Rag, in the Readings Gallery.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 7:00pm, at Mount Baker Theatre, Encore Room, Bellingham
A reading by current and past contributors to Cirque Journal.

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6:30pm, at the Maritime Museum of British Columbia, Victoria, BC
Luther Allen is a featured poet at the reading for the anthology Refugium.

Sunday, September 10, 2017, 4:00pm, at Village Books, Bellingham
Luther Allen is a featured poet at the reading for the latest issue of Clover, A Literary Rag, in the Readings Gallery.

Sunday, February 12, 2017, 4:00pm, at Village Books, Bellingham
Luther Allen is a featured poet at the reading for the latest issue of Clover, A Literary Rag, in the Readings Gallery.

Saturday, January 28, 2017, 7:00pm, at Mount Baker Theatre, Encore Room, Bellingham
SpeakEasy 18: Voices of the Poetry Marathon.

Saturday, January 14, 2017, 7:00pm, at Village Books, Bellingham
Luther Allen will be among the featured readers for POETS UNiTE! The LiTFUSE @ 10 Anthology, in the Readings Gallery.

Monday, January 2, 2017, 3:30pm and Saturday, January 7, 2017, 11:00am
Listen to Luther Allen in an 11-minute interview by Shannon Laws on Bellingham Art Beat, on KZAX 94.9 LP FM Make.Shift Radio. Listen live or follow the link provided to the program’s website to listen via any device with audio and internet capabilities.

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 7:00pm, at SoulFood Coffee House, 15748 Redmond Way, Redmond, Washington
Luther Allen and J.I. Kleinberg are the featured poets at SoulFood Poetry Night

Friday, October 3, 2014, 7:00pm, at Deming Library
Luther Allen reads food poetry at Deming Poetry Evening: “Food for the Soul”.

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 4:00pm, at Village Books, Bellingham
Luther Allen reads poetry from Clover, A Literary Rag, Volume 7, in the Readings Gallery.

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:00pm, at Village Books, Bellingham
Luther Allen hosts and reads as part of SpeakEasy 14: String Theory in the Readings Gallery.

Thursday, February 13, 2014, 7:00pm, at Mount Baker Theatre, Belligham, Encore Room
Luther Allen hosts and reads as part of SpeakEasy 13: Love Uncensored.

Friday, February 7, 2014, 7:30pm, at Moka House, 1633 Hillside Avenue, Victoria, BC
Luther Allen reads his poetry during the chapbook launch for Vanishing Into the Leaves (Leaf Press, 2014), a collection compiled from Patrick Lane’s Ocean Wilderness Retreat, November 2012. Co-sponsored by Leaf Press and Planet Earth Poetry.

Friday, December 6, 2013, 7:00-9:00pm, at The Works Studio Gallery, Bay Street Village, 301 W. Holly, Studio U3, Bellingham, Washington, during the Downtown Art Walk
Words at The Works: A Play on Words – Prentiss Cole displays new word-centered visual art and poets Luther Allen and J.I. Kleinberg read poetry.

Sunday, December 9, 2012, 3:00pm, at Civic Garden Club, 622 South Second Street, La Conner, WA
Luther Allen reads his poetry at The Ish River Poets’ Circle.

Saturday, August 11, 2012, 4:00pm, at Village Books, Bellingham
Dorothy Regal will be the featured reader at a book release event at Village Books, reading from and signing copies of her new book, A Measure of Strength.

Friday, August 10, 2012, 7:00pm, at Deming Library, Deming, WA
Luther Allen is a featured reader at “A Midsummer Night’s Poetry.”

Sunday, February 12, 2012, 7:00-9:00pm, at The Amadeus Project, 1209 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham
Luther Allen hosts SpeakEasy6, “Love Uncensored,” an evening of poetry about love featuring readings by nearly 20 couples. Adults only, please; admission is free; donations to The Amadeus Project appreciated.

Saturday, December 10, 2011, 7:00pm, at The Amadeus Project, 1209 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham
Luther Allen is one of the featured readers at SpeakEasy 5, an evening of poetry. Also reading will be Jennifer Bullis, Elizabeth Colen, Paul Piper and Sheila Sondik. Poets will read for 4-5 minutes at a time; the audience can come and go between readers. Drop by for a set or for the whole event! Admission is free.

Saturday, November 12, 2011, at Mindport Exhibits, 210 W. Holly in downtown Bellingham.
10:30am – 12:30pmLuther Allen teaches a poetry workshop to benefit the Sue Boynton Poetry Contest
Intergenerational Poetry is a workshop to write collaborative poetry for pairs of people from different generations — kids and parents, kids and grandparents, adults and parents, maybe just someone you want to get to know better who’s younger or older than yourself. The younger partner should be at least 10; a difference of at least 20 years in age is suggested. The instructor will lead participants through a step-by-step process to create a collaborative poem. Experienced and novice writers are welcome. Each pair of writers will generate at least one “fun” poem and one more serious poem intended to explore connections between generations.

Saturday, November 12, 2011, 7:00pm, at the Van Zandt Community Hall, 4109 Highway 9, Deming, Washington
Luther Allen reads his poetry at the Poetry Cafe coffee house and dessert potluck.

Friday, September 23, 2011, 7:00pm, at Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Highway, Deming, WA
Luther Allen reads from The View from Lummi Island as part of September Poetry Night.

Friday, July 22, 2011, 7:00pm, at Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Highway, Deming, WA
Luther Allen reads from The View from Lummi Island as part of July Poetry Night.

Saturday, May 7, 2011
Whatcom Land Trust Great Outdoors Auction
Luther Allen will donate a half-day nature-based poetry workshop and a copy of The View from Lummi Island to the highest bidder at the 11th Annual Great Outdoors Auction, Saturday, May 7, 2011, 5:00 to 9:00 pm, at the Best Western Lakeway Inn in Bellingham.

The mission of the Whatcom Land Trust is to preserve and protect wildlife habitat, scenic, agricultural and open space lands in Whatcom County for future generations by securing interests in land and promoting land stewardship.

Tickets are $75 per person and $500 for a table of 8. This terrific event sells out every year. To reserve, call 360-650-9470.

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Saturday, April 23, 2011
Poet Luther Allen, author of The View from Lummi Island, will read at two separate events on Saturday, April 23, 2011. Both readings are free and will be held in the Readings Gallery at Village Books in Bellingham, Washington.

Noon – 2:00pm, Luther Allen will join winners of the second annual Whatcom READS Writing Contest, who will be reading their winning selections on the topic of “borders.”

6:00pm, Luther Allen will be one of the featured poets in a regional celebration of National Poetry Month.

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Village Books poetry reading

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October 1 reading

Mindport logo
Poetry reading and book signing

Friday, October 1, 2010
Readings begin at 7:00pm and 8:00pm during the Downtown Art WalkLuther Allen reads from and signs copies of The View from Lummi Island at Mindport Exhibits, 210 W. Holly Street, Bellingham, WA

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Poetry reading and book signing

Luther Allen reads from The View from Lummi Island
Saturday, September 4, 2010 – 4pm
and
Sunday, September 5, 2010 – 1pm
at
The Heritage Trust Resource Center
3560 Sunrise Road, Lummi Island
Book sales and a raffle will benefit the Heritage Trust and land conservation on Lummi Island.

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