4:00 – 5:30 PM
Green Lake Public Library,
7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle:
OPEN MIC included.
Tod Marshall, Former Wa. State Poet Laureate 2016 – 2018 is a native of Buffalo, NY, he now lives in Spokane He earned an MFA degree from Eastern Washington University and a PhD from the University of Kansas. His first collection of poetry, Dare Say, was the 2002 winner of the University of Georgia’s Contemporary Poetry Series. His second collection, The Tangled Line, was published by Canarium Press in 2009, and was a finalist for the Washington Book Award. Marshall has also published a collection of his interviews with contemporary poets, Range of the Possible (EWU Press, 2002), which was named to the New York City Public Library Poetry Book List for 2003, and an accompanying anthology of the interviewed poets’ work, Range of Voices (2005). In 2005, he was awarded a Washington Artists Trust Fellowship. His third collection of poetry, Bugle, was published in December of 2014 from Canarium, and won the Washington State Book Award in 2015. His is also the recipient of the 2015 Humanities Washington Award for Scholarship and Service. He teaches at Gonzaga University where he is the Robert K. and Ann J. Powers Professor in the Humanities. Marshall has dedicated himself to bringing humanities experiences to under-served populations. He was appointed the fourth Washington State Poet Laureate by Governor Jay Inslee. Marshall’s term is from February 1, 2016, to January 31, 2018. The reading is FREE & a Community Open Mic is included.
Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library
7364 E Green Lake Dr North
Seattle, WA 98115