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Event with the Washington State Poet Laureate

Event Description

Join Washington State Poet Laureate Arianne True for a reading at Open Book: A Festival for Readers. This is a day-long event for the people of Whatcom County to celebrate readers, writers, and bookish enthusiasm. It aims to inspire attendees to increase their engagement with the Whatcom County Library System and their local reading community.

Arianne True is the 2023-2025 Washington State Poet Laureate, appointed by Governor Inslee. A member of the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations, she has dedicated years to teaching and mentoring young poets around the Salish Sea. Arianne has received fellowships from Jack Straw Cultural Arts, Hugo House, and Artist Trust. She is an alum of Hedgebrook and the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts and was recently the Seattle Repertory Theater’s first Native Artist-in-Residence.

The Poet Laureate program is sponsored by Humanities Washington and The Washington State Arts Commission/ArtsWA, with the support of Governor Jay Inslee. See the full website of the Poet Laureate here.

Poet Laureate events are produced by the hosting organization. More details about this event to come.

  • When
  • November 5, 2023
    12:00 pm
  • Where
  • Ferndale Events Center
    5715 Barrett Rd Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
  • Host
  • Whatcom County Library System

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