Video: New State Poet Laureate Reads “The Girl Who Goes Alone”
Humanities Washington is excited to welcome our new Washington State Poet Laureate, Elizabeth Austen! Austen’s poetry trends towards the personal, touching on issues such as courage, relationships and women’s societal roles. One of her works that exemplifies these themes is “The Girl Who Goes Alone,” which Austen read at Town Hall Seattle last year.
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What: The Passing of the Laurel: Elizabeth Austen and Kathleen Flenniken
When: 3 p.m. Feb. 16, 2014
Where: Open Books: A Poem Emporium, 2414 N. 45th Street Seattle,98103 [Details]
On the Web: humanities.org calendar
Questions? Contact Abby Rhinehart at email@example.com
As poet laureate, Austen will build awareness and appreciation of poetry — including the state’s legacy of poetry — through public readings, workshops, lectures and presentations in public settings in around the state.
Join Austen and 2012-14 Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken Sunday (Feb. 16) for a reading and passing of the laurel at Open Books in Seattle. [Details]