Poets Colin Corpe & Glenna Cooke Green Lake Library Saturday July 14 4-5:30 pm Presented by PoetsWest!

Green Lake Branch
Seattle Public Library
7364 E Greenlake Dr. N.    4-5:30 pm

Free: Come early to sign up for the Open Mic
Host: Rayn Roberts


Glenna Cooke

Colin Corpe will SODv1read new work.







Glenna Cooke’s new book is “Thresholds”








Special Guest Melanie Reed with a new book…







The Scrapbook of Dreams


PoetsWest @ Green Lake Public Library, Seattle May 12th 2018. 4 – 5:30pm



Where Green Lake Branch
Room Location Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room
Audience Adults
Language English
Summary PoetsWest Poetry Reading:  4 – 5:30 pm Second Saturday of each month. Open mic always included.
Description On Saturday, May 12th 2018 featuring  David Horowitz—Jayne Marek
Notes Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
Contact Info Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian
Room Capacity Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.


Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library

7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle, WA 98115


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African American Writers Alliance Readings: Seattle Washington 2018


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Readings Worth Witnessing by the African American’s Writers Alliance Seattle, Washington 2018.                                               (Click Above)


  1. Sunday, June 10th Columbia City Library 2:00 p. m.
    4864 Rainier Avenue South
    “Getting Close and Personal with Kibibi Monie”
    Open Mic
  2. ​Monday   June 11th 7:00 p. m. Third Place Books
    5041 Wilson Avenue S 98118
    Open Mic
  3. Friday     June 15th 7:00 p. m.
    Humble Vine Wine Gifts
    824 SW 152nd St. Burien, WA 98166
    Open Mic 
  4. Sunday     July 8th Columbia City Library 2:00 p. m.
    4864 Rainier Avenue South
    Open Mic
  5. Monday, July 9th Third Place Books 7:00 p. m.
    5041 Wilson Avenue S 98118
    Open Mic
  6. Friday July 20th Humble Vine Wine Gifts 7:00 p. m.
  7. Open Mic 
  8. Monday, August 13th Third Place Books 7:00 p. m.
    Open Mic
  9. Friday August 17th Humble Vine Wine Gifts 7:00 p. m.
    Open Mic

MORE COMING UP. Posting those when I know.

Get the latest AAWA Anthology–Voices That Matter, at most any reading . $15.00.

African American’s Writers Alliance


New Schedule for PoetsWest Green Lake Public Library Reading, Seattle

The March reading was awesome with Sierra Golden & Shankar Narayan featuring (filling in for Tod Marshall who couldn’t make it).  They were excellent, exciting and entertaining.  Stay tuned for more of these two poets.  Sierra has a new book, “The Slow Art”winner of the 2018 Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize  coming out this fall 2018 and Shankar, aside from his poetry, is always in the news with the work he does for the ACLU in Seattle.   

Here’s the latest on who’s being featured at Green Lake.

All Readings start at 4pm and run until 5:30pm.  Get there early for a good seat!

POETSWEST @ Green Lake Public Library 2018

Sat Apr 14, 2018:   Griffith Williams & Francine Walls

Sat May 12, 2018:  David Horowitz & Jayne Mare

Sat Jun 09, 2018:    Cat Kigerl & Bruce Taylor

Sat Jul 14, 2018:     Colin Corpe & Glenna Cooke

Sat Aug 11, 2018    Kilam Tel Aviv & Art Gomez

Sat Sep 08, 2018:   Cheryl Latif & Mary Crane

Sat Oct 13, 2018:   Claudia Castro Luna (Washington Poet Laureate)

Sat Nov 10, 2018:   Steph Anne Best & Sibyl James

Sat Dec 8, 2018:     Michael Daley, Finn Wilcox & Clem Starck


Happy New Year 2019!


Sat Jan 12, 2019—Chris Buckley—Lola Peters

Sat Feb 09, 2019—Tara Hardy—Kendra Steel 

Sat Mar 09, 2019—Mike Hickey—Bethany Reid

Sat Apr 13, 2019—Cathy Ross—Chad Sokolovsky

Sat May 11, 2019—Melanie Reed— Benjamin Schmitt

Sat Jun 08, 2019—David Post—Terry Busch

Sat Jul 13, 2019—- Jimmy Jazz & Michael Klam

Sat Aug 10, 2019—Sierra Golden  &  Gaylloyd Sisson

Sat Sep 14, 2019—Cat Kigerl & Joe Greer 

Sat Oct 2019 12th — David Horowitz &  Francine Wall

Sat Nov 9, 2019 — All PONGO Poetry (Supporting At Risk Youth & Allies)

Sat Dec 11, 2019  —  Bill Carty — One Open (TBA)



Green Lake is wonderful especially in Spring!


April is National Poetry Month: Hear Francine Walls & Griffith H. Williams @ Green Lake Public Library, Seattle.


Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library
7364 E Greenlake Dr. N,
Seattle, WA 98115
4:00pm to 5:30pm


Francine Walls: enjoys traveling & living in places as diverse as Wales & Botswana.  Her poems appear in Pontoon, Ekphrasis, damselfly press, Avocet, Strange Poetry among others, the writing text, Writing Across Cultures, & the anthology, Peace Poets (Volume 2).

cropped-7283845_orig.jpgGriffith H. Williams: Within his one-man shop, East Point West Press, Williams uses an antique letterpress and linoleum block carvings to produce limited run chapbooks of original poetry. Freedom of the press being his, he has brought out twenty-five books in as many years. A recent volume is Philosophers’ Bones, a dialogue between the bones of Voltaire and Rousseau, and his latest book is his first book-length prose work, Cosmic Conjugation, akin to an adult version of Bullfinch’s Mythology. His newest volume is Achaean Songs. From these pages spring poems of Spartan warriors, Sappho, Socrates.

cropped-7283845_orig.jpg   Hosted by Rayn Roberts for PoetsWest.  There is always an Open Mic at this reading which is very quiet, well lit, the perfect venue for poetry. 


“Spring arrives to help the Ancient Mother write her best poetry.” 
Rayn Roberts

PoetsWest presents Claudia Castro Luna, Green Lake Library, Seattle.

Green Lake Public Library
7364 East Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115. 
13 Oct 2018, 4pm – 5:30pm.
Free – Open Mic included.

Claudia Castro Luna served as Seattle’s Civic Poet, from 2015-2017. She is the author of Killing Marías (Two Sylvias Press) and This City, (Floating Bridge Press), a Hedgebrook and VONA alumna, a 2014 Jack Straw fellow, the recipient of a King County 4Culture grant and an individual artist grant from Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture. Born in El Salvador she came to the United States in 1981. She has an MA in Urban Planning, a teaching certificate and an MFA in poetry. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Northwest, La Bloga, City Arts and Taos Journal of International Poetry and Art, among others. Her non-fiction work can be read in the anthologies, The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the US, Northwestern University Press; Vanishing Points: Contemporary Salvadoran Narrative, Kalina Eds; and in This Is The Place: Women Writing About Home, Seal Press. Living in English and Spanish, Claudia writes and teaches in Seattle where she gardens and keeps chickens with her husband and their three children. Since 2009, Claudia maintains Cipota bajo la Luna, a blog with reflections, writing and reviews.   Host Rayn Roberts for PoetsWest

More on Claudia Castro Luna 



Tod Marshall, Former WA State Poet Laureate @ Green Lake Library, 10 March 2018, 4:00 – 5:30 pm.

4:00 – 5:30 PM

Green Lake Public Library,
7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle:
OPEN MIC included.

Hosted by Rayn Roberts for PoetsWest.


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.

About Tod Marshall

Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library
7364 E Green Lake Dr North
Seattle, WA 98115