LaureateFest 2019 is a celebration of Washington State poetry, featuring all former Washington State Poets Laureate as well as current laureate Claudia Castro Luna. Presented by the Olympia Poetry Network, the event features:
Sam Green (2007-2009)
Kathleen Flenniken (2012-2014)
Elizabeth Austen (2014-2016)
Tod Marshall (2016-2018)
Claudia Castro Luna (2018-2020)
A panel discussion will take place between 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and readings from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The readings will also feature Olympia Poet Laureate Sady Sparks. LaureateFest 2019 is a free event.