2011- 2012 Reading Series
Poetry & Science: A Symposium
Thursday, May 10, 2012, 1-4:30pm
ORCA/Port of Everett Waterfront Center
1205 Craftsman Way, Suite 203, Everett
Panels, talks, and readings on the intersection of poetry and science, featuring Katherine Larson, Richard Kenney, Amy Greacen, Mott Greene, and Fayla Schwartz. Free and open to the public. Come for all or part...
Three April Events to Celebrate National Poetry Month
Humanities Center Literary Lecture
PSW is please to recommend "Modernism Undone: T.S. Eliot's Literary Revolution."
Presenter: Gregory Wolfe
April 9, 2012, 11:10am-12:40pm, Baker 120. Free and open to the public.
Rhymes with Everett
Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 7pm
Everett Public Library, Main Library, Auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Avenue
Join poets Kathleen Flenniken (Washington state Poet Laureate), Kevin Craft (EvCC faculty and editor of Poetry Northwest) and Ed Skoog (EvCC faculty and prizewinning Copper Canyon poet) for an evening of favorite poems. Free and open to the public. Presented in partnership with the Everett Public Library.
with local artist Hollie Mattie
Saturday, April 21, 2012, 12-4pm
3231 Creatives Hub
3231 Broadway Avenue, Everett
A free workshop in the art of zine making. Kids welcome. Co-sponsored by PSW. Free and open to the public.
Poetry Northwest: Music, Reading & Holiday Social
December 1, 2011, 5-7pm
Join the Staff and Friends of Poetry Northwest for some holiday literary fun, including community style poetry reading and music by the Eastside Jazz Quartet. The event is sponsored by the Everett Cultural Arts Commission, and is free and open to the public. Under the Red Umbrella, located at 1502 Rucker Avenue, Everett, offers light refreshments and a no host bar. The Fall-WInter 2011-12 issue will be available for sale, along with other Poetry Northwest goodies. Come for all or for part of the evening, as you wish!
Brave New Books
Novelist Peter Mountford and poet Melissa Stein read from their prizewinning debut books.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 5 pm
Whiethorse Hall Open Gallery
Many thanks to our generous series sponsors, the Everett Community College Foundation and the Everett Cultural Arts Commission.
Peter Mountford grew up in Washington, DC, apart from three years in Sri Lanka during the early stages of the Sri Lankan civil war. In 1999, Peter earned a BA in International Relations, and then spent two years as the token liberal at a think tank. For most of that time, he lived in Ecuador and wrote about Ecuador's economy.
Since graduating from the University of Washington’s MFA program in 2006, Peter's short fiction has appeared in Best New American Voices 2008, Conjunctions, The Normal School, Michigan Quarterly Review, Seattle Review, Phoebe, and Boston Review, where he won second place in the 2007 contest, judged by George Saunders. He has also won or been shortlisted in contests at New Letters, Florida Review, and Gulf Coast, and his story “Horizon” was named a distinguished story in Best American Short Stories 2008 (ed. Salman Rushdie). Currently in his third year as a writer-in-residence for Seattle Arts and Lectures, Peter is a two-time fellow of Yaddo, and was a recipient of 2010 grants from The Elizabeth George Foundation, and Seattle’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs.
Peter's first novel, A Young Man’s Guide to Late Capitalism, will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2011.
His first original screenplay, "I Am Not Werner Erhard," co-written with Steven Schardt, was selected for the 2009 Film Independent Screenwriter’s Lab. Also, he has published numerous op-eds in national newspapers. He regularly teaches creative writing classes at the Richard Hugo House and elsewhere.
He currently lives in Seattle with his wife and child. For more information, please visit Peter's website.
Melissa Stein's poetry collection Rough Honey won the 2010 APR/Honickman First Book Prize, selected by Mark Doty, and was published by American Poetry Review in association with Copper Canyon Press. Her poems have appeared in The Southern Review, New England Review, Best New Poets 2009, Harvard Review, North American Review, and many other journals and anthologies. She has received residency fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the Djerassi Foundation, and her work has won awards from Spoon River Poetry Review, Literal Latte, and the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Foundation, among others. She holds an MA in creative writing from the University of California at Davis, and is a freelance editor and writer in San Francisco. For more information, please visit Melissa's website.