Thursday, September 06, 2012

An Unique Offering for Seattle & Northwest Bookgroups: A Poet at Your Table #books

I'm really excited to announce that I'm part of this new organization, A Poet at Your Table, in cooperation with Seattle Arts & Lectures and Crab Creek Review.

Our mission is to bring poetry (and poets!) to local book groups in Washington State.  

There is no cost to the book group and the person who calls and organizes a book group with A Poet at Your Table receives a free book of poems from the poet who will visit.

Also, the entire group can buy season tickets to the Seattle Arts & Lecture Poetry Series at 15% off.

It's a win/win/win/win/win/win situation.  Poetry, poets, readers, book groups, literary journals, SAL-- we all win.

If you're interested, email poetatyourtable (at)  

and read the info below for FAQs and even more info on this new opportunity.

A New Opportunity
for Local Book Groups 

In cooperation with Seattle Arts and Lectures Poetry Series and Crab Creek Review

It’s one thing to enjoy an evening out to hear a poet perform in a large auditorium, but what if you could listen to a poet talk about her work in the comfort of your own home? Seattle boasts an impressive group of local poets who want to connect with readers and book groups in our area.

Join our first annual A Poet at Your Table season and receive an evening with an award-winning Seattle area poet each time your book group chooses to read a book by one of our writers. A poet will visit your book group to discuss the process of creating her book, read poems, answer questions. We will design a presentation that best fits your needs. In addition, your group may receive discounted tickets to Seattle Arts and Lectures.

Featuring Poets:

Kelli Russell Agodon
Elizabeth Austen
Kathleen Flenniken
Katharine Whitcomb

Susan Rich
Annette Spaulding-Convy
Jeannine Hall Gailey
Sheila Bender

Frequently Asked Questions:

1) What do we have to do to prepare for A Poet at Your Table ?
 ~  Besides reading the chosen poetry book, no other preparation needed.  
     Whatever your book group usually does is fine. Just let us know what works for you. 

2) How far in advance do we need to book our poet?
~ A month in advance would be great but you can contact us on shorter notice and we’ll try!

3) Do you have a web site where we can review the books and learn about the poets?
~ We encourage you to check out the websites of our eight poets and see which of us seems the best match for you.  Our websites are:,,,,,,

4) Our book group is in Kitsap County — is that too far for A Poet at Your Table?
~  We have poets throughout Washington! We will do our best to match a poet with your location.

5) Can we choose more than one poet to visit?
~   Absolutely! You could invite two poets to come on the same evening or one poet per month.

6) What if the poet we want is busy? It is true; we  teach, we travel, and we write.  We ask that you give us your first, second, and third choices when you contact us. This way we have a better chance of finding the right poet for you on the night of your group.

For more information please contact:


1 comment:

Always love to hear from you...and the anonymous option is open for those feeling shy.

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