On April 2, prominent poets from across the state will gather for a free public event in celebration of National Poetry Month. “ Poetry and Civic Life” is a reading and conversation event that will feature Rena Priest, Washington State Poet Laureate; Tod Marshall, Spokane poet and Washington State Poet Laureate (2016-2018); Jourdan Imani Keith, Seattle Civic Poet; and Zinnia Hansen, Seattle Youth Poet Laureate. The event will be emceed by Marcie Sillman, co-host of the doubleXposure podcast and former KUOW arts reporter.
The event is free and open to the public, and will take place in-person at Hugo House in Seattle. To attend the event, you must first register here.
The event is also being livestreamed here.
During the event, poets will respond to written questions from the audience that address the intersection of poetry and politics. The event will be recorded for broadcast by Seattle Channel, and available to livestream through ArtsWA.
This event is a co-presentation of City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Humanities Washington, ArtsWA (Washington State Arts Commission), Hugo Seattle, and Seattle Arts and Lectures.
- April 2, 2022
1634 11th Ave Seattle, WA 98122 United States
- City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Humanities Washington, ArtsWA (Washington State Arts Commission), Hugo Seattle, and Seattle Arts and Lectures