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Celebrate National Poetry Month with Local Poets and Writers

National Poetry Month, observed annually in April, was established by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 to promote poetry appreciation and awareness across the United States. Check out some of these local offerings from BARN and friends. Hope to see you there!

Ars Poetica

 All month in the BARN Commons

Celebrate National Poetry Month with the annual Ars Poetica exhibition in The Commons. See dozens of works from multiple studios, and read the poems by BARN writers that inspired them.

Curated Conversations: Sasha LaPointe & Tayi Tibble

Monday, April 15, at 7 PM in Buxton Auditorium, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 550 Winslow Way E.

In partnership with Eagle Harbor Books, BIMA celebrates the latest publications of acclaimed writers Sasha LaPointe and Tayi Tibble in a reading followed by an audience Q&A moderated by island writer B.L. Crook.

Poetry Open Mic

Thursday, April 18, 7 – 8:30 PM, at Bainbridge Island Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave N.

Open mic with a featured reading by Abby E. Murray, editor of “Collateral,” a literary journal concerned with the impact of violent conflict and military service beyond the combat zone. She is widely published and the winner of the 2024 Neil Postman Award. Her book  “Hail and Farewell” won the Perugia Press Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award.

Vessels for Memory: Generative Poetry Workshop

Begins Tuesday, April 23, 3 – 5 PM in the Writers Studio

This three-week generative and analytic course will guide you in writing six or more poems informed by personal memory. By examining contemporary texts and experimenting with prompts, you’ll build an understanding of how memory-based scenes and references take shape and find a dwelling place within poems.

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