AuburnFest Literary Showcase set for Saturday, Aug. 12

  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017 9:37am
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The AuburnFest Literary Showcase, featuring top area poets, writers and artists, is Saturday, Aug. 12 at the Auburn Community and Event Center in Les Gove Park, 910 9th St. SE.

The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., is free and open to the public.


• 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Poetry workshop: Write what you want, when you want to and how you want to write it. Presented by Jack Straw Fellow and Artist Trust Fellow Robert Lashley

• 1:05-2:10 p.m. – Novelist Dennis Brooke presents: Storytelling Techniques to Influence the World, 3 Powerful Tools for Writing, Speaking, and Presenting

• 2:10-3 p.m. – Break

• 3-4:55 p.m. – Open Mic Poetry Contest (non-contest open mic as time allows; contest winners announced at 6 p.m.)

Featured poets:

• 5-5:55 p.m. – Auburn Poet Laureate Marjorie Rommel; fisher poet Patrick Dixon; storyteller Sharon Nyree Williams

• 6-6:55 p.m. – Prize presentation for the Open Mic Poetry Contest winners; Haiku guru and photographer Michael Dylan Welch; photographer and poet Lorraine Healy; Stranger Genius Award nominee Robert Lashley

• 7-8 p.m. – Q&A: Discussion on the Writing Craft with panel: Robert Lashley, Dennis Brooke, Marjorie Rommel, Patrick Dixon, Sharon Nyree Williams, Lorraine Healy and Michael Dylan Welch. Emcee: Christopher J. Jarmick. Contest judges: to be announced.

Book Fair and Small Press Fair participants:

Local authors:

T. M. Franklin: More trilogy and Talisman Chronicles

Jolene Loraine: Night Hawk series

David Alan Morrison: Angakok, and Guild of Immortal Women

Gretchen S. B.: Night World series

David A. Davies: Mask of Deceit

Dennis Brooke: The Last Apostle

Paulina Ulrich: Flightless Bird series and Fighting Fate series


Brendan McBreen: Cosmic Egg

Cindy Hutchings: Tree Talk

James Rodgers: Haikooky volume 1, and photography

Jim Teeters: Don’t Turn Away, Teach with Style

Christopher J. Jarmick: Not Aloud, The Glass Cocoon

Robert Lashley: The Homeboy Songs, Up South

Lorraine Healy: Tricks with a Plastic Wonder, Morocco & iPhone

Patrick Dixon: Swimming with Fish and Other Animals

Sharon Nyree Williams: The Consciousness of Love

Michael Dylan Welch: Becoming a Haiku Poet


Rose Alley Press

MoonPath Press

Two Ponies Press with a book art demo by Laura Allen

Espial a literature and arts journal from Green River Community College

Black Heron Press


Northwest Renaissance

Other Activities:

Take-a-Book-Leave-a-Book Book Exchange table (remainder donated to the Friends of the Auburn Library)

My Goldfish Stole the Moon an interactive bookmaking booth presented by Jim Teeters

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