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Poetrynight ft Benjamin Schmitt

November 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The second longest running Bellingham poetry group- poetrynight.
All people are invited to join the group any Monday night at 7 pm.  You don’t have to be a writer to participate as readers of all ages are always invited to sign up to read between 6:30-7:00. Not all works must be originals.

November 19, 2018, poetrynight Open Mic will be Benjamin Schmitt, who won the Best Book Award and is the Pushcart nominated author of three books, most recently Soundtrack to a Fleeting Masculinity (Clare Songbirds Publishing House, Fall 2018). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the Antioch Review, Hobart, Worcester Review, Columbia Review, Roanoke Review, and elsewhere. A co-founder of Pacifica Writers’ Workshop, he has also written articles for The Seattle Times and At The Inkwell. He lives in Seattle with his wife and daughter.

Poetrynight got its start in Stuart’s Coffeehouse in 1995, when a group of poets gathered around a table to share their current work.  It has grown over the years as it moved to different locations.

Poetrynight is a program under the Whatcom poetry series and besides the weekly open mic/feature, can provide creative writing workshops for schools.

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November 19, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Alternative Library
519 E Maple St
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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