AuburnFest Literary Showcase returns Aug. 11

Free poetry, writing workshops event comes to the Community & Event Center

  • Friday, July 27, 2018 12:35pm
  • Life

Poetry, writing workshops and special guests highlight the AuburnFest Literary Showcase on Saturday, Aug. 11.

A full day of programming is free to the public, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Community & Event Center in Les Gove Park, 910 9th St. SE, Auburn. The event is part of AuburnFest weekend.

The City of Auburn, 4Culture, Striped Water Poets, and Northwest Renaissance present the showcase.

The schedule:

• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – A Workshop to Strengthen a Writer’s Poetry & Fiction presented by Thomas Hubbard, a teacher of writing and other subjects who also has worked as a carpenter, blues musician and freelance writer. He won the Seattle’s Grand Slam in 1995, and since has written three chapbooks, “Nail and Other Hardworking Poems,” “Junkyard Dogz,” and “Injunz.” He also has published an anthology, including 32 spoken word performers, titled “Children Remember Their Fathers.” His poetry, fiction and reviews have been published in numerous journals. Hubbard has served as vice president of the board of directors for the Washington Poets Association, and currently serves on the editorial staff of two magazines: Raven Chronicles and Cartier Street Review.

• 1-1:30 p.m. – Break and Book Fair

• 1:30-3:30 p.m. – You Are My Sunshine: Making the Most of Metaphors a workshop presented by Sharon Cumberland, professor emeritus of English and creative writing at Seattle University. Her most recent collections, “Peculiar Honors” and “Strange with Age,” are published by Black Heron Press.

• 3:30-5 p.m. – Featured poets, including Hubbard, Cumberland, Chad Sokolovsky, Lisa Schmidt

• 5-5:30 p.m. – Break and Book Fair

• 5:30-7 p.m. – Featured poets, including Katelyn Durst, Christopher J. Jarmick, Emilie Rommel Shimkus, Allen Braden

Book Fair participants:

Take-A-Book-Leave-A-Book Free Book Exchange Table

MoonPath Press

James Rodgers

My Goldfish Stole The Moon

Book Tree

Rose Alley Press

Northwest Renaissance

Black Heron Press

Christopher J. Jarmick

Emilie Rommel Shimkus

Allen Braden

Katelyn Durst

Lisa Schmidt

Chad Sokolovsky

Sharon Cumberland

Thomas Hubbard


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