Members of the Olympia Poetry Network will share their works at a Poetry Reading from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at the O’Grady Library Reading Room on the Saint Martin’s University campus. The reading is sponsored by the dean’s office of the University’s College of Arts and Sciences, English Department and Writing Center.
“We are excited to host the Olympia Poetry Network’s reading at Saint Martin’s University. OPN is a leading arts organization in the area with a 25-year history of supporting the best of poetry in the South Sound,” says Associate Prof. of English Nathalie Kuroiwa-Lewis, Ph.D., director of Saint Martin’s Writing Center and an Olympia Poetry Network board member. “Each poet on the board will be reading their work and introducing Saint Martin’s to the unique eclecticism of imagery and sound in poetry emerging from the Pacific Northwest.”
Besides Kuroiwa-Lewis, board members Bill Yake, Joanne Clarkson, Cynthia Pratt and Terri Cohlene will read their poetry. The public is invited to attend the reading, which is free of charge. Light appetizers and beverages will be served, and the Network will showcase its poetry books available for purchase.
Kuroiwa-Lewis says the network sponsors guest readings by featured poets and an open mic each month. It also hosts workshops, and in the past, has sponsored poetry-writing contests. Information about the Olympia Poetry Network and a schedule of readings is available athttp://yake325.wixsite.com/olympiapoetrynetwork