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2017 AAWA Past Events

Updated: Jul 8

Here are some events you may have missed in 2017.


1/8 Writers Read at Columbia City Library


2/4 AAWA at Truth B Told Closing Reception

King Street Station | 303 Jackson Street| Seattle

Onyx Fine Arts presents AAWA members reading poetry written in response to the visual art in Onyx's month-long exhibition, Truth B Told.


8/13 Poetry on Buses Workshop

Monique Franklin, Leija Farr, with Jourdan Keith

6:00-8:00pm

Life Enrichment Bookstore

5023 Rainier Ave S, Seattle

Join us for a facilitated poetry writing workshop, refreshments and an opportunity to learn about Poetry on Buses partners: 4Culture, the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Sound Transit, King County Metro, King County Wastewater Treatment Division, King County Water and Land Resources Division, and Seattle Public Utilities. Writers of all levels are welcome! More details at http://poetryonbuses.org/workshops/african-american-rsvp/


8/8 No Writers Read in August


7/10 Writers Read at Columbia City Library

With Dean Wong and Leija Farr


Dean Wong is an award-winning photojournalist who has been chronicling Asian-American life for nearly forty years. The city of Seattle and King County, Washington, declared March 8, 1995, Dean Wong Day to honor his efforts documenting the Asian and Pacific American community.


Leija Farr is a 2016 Honor Student graduate of Cleveland High School and Seattle's first Junior Poet Laureate. Leija will have copies of her book Outweigh the Gravity for sale.

6/22 Juneteenth Celebration

Monique Franklin, Georgia S. McDade, and Jaye Ware

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Central Area Senior Center

500 30th Ave S Seattle, WA 98144 


6/19 Juneteenth Celebration and Festival

Jaye Ware and Georgia S. McDade

1:30 p.m.

Morrill Meadows Park in Kent,  

10600 SE 248th Street, Kent, WA


6/12 June Literary Event at Columbia City Gallery

Georgia S. McDade

5:00 p. m. - 7:00 p. m.



6/12  Writers Read at Columbia City Library

Birthdays - featuring Margaret Barrie

2:00-4:30 p.m.

Open Mic



6/11 Festival Sundiata

11:00 a. m. in the Armory at Seattle Center

Performing are Monique Franklin, Santiago Vega, Helen Collier, Gaylloyd Sisson, Jacqueline Ware, and Gail Haynes.  Featured Guest:  Leija Farr.

Come.  Invite your family and friends.


10/22/17  Open Books:  A Poetry Emporium

             4:30 p. m.   2414 N 45th St     98103


November  9th       Thursday Seattle Unity Church - Umoja  

200 8th Avenue N  98109

                                   7:00 p. m.           Georgia  



November 11th     Green Lake Library  4:00 p. m.  7364 East    

                               Green Lake Dr. N. 

Seattle 98115 (Poets Northwest)

November 12th     Writers Read   2:00 p. m. Open Mic

9/10 - 10/8

 Seattle Public Library is offering several classes that may be of help.  Check out this website.

http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/seattle-writes/seattle-writes-calendar



9/11Writers Read at Columbia City Library

Topic: Flash Fiction


10/1 Seattle Urban Book Expo

Poet Emily Imani Yamenita RoseQuartz 

Black Dot 1160 23rd Avenue Seattle 98122

2:00 p. m. - 6:00 p. m.


10/9Writers Read at Columbia City Library

Seattle Civic Poet Claudia Castro Luna


11/3-6 Cascadia Poetry Festival #4

Spring Street Center, Seattle

Featured poets include Brenda Hillman, Daphne Marlatt, Sam Hamill, Judith Roche, Marilyn Stablein, Janie Miller, Peter Munro, and more TBA. There will be a tribute to Denise Levertov, workshops by Marlatt and Stablein, and a wildcrafting tour of Seward Park with Michael (Skeeter) Pilarski.

Contact Paul Nelson at splabman@gmail.com. There will be opportunities for open mic.


11/13 Writers Read at Columbia City Library

Featured writer Dean Wong is an award-winning photojournalist who has been chronicling Asian American life for nearly forty years. The city of Seattle and King County, Washington, declared March 8, 1995, Dean Wong Day to honor his efforts documenting the Asian and Pacific American community.


12/11 Writers Read at Columbia City Library


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