Coming to La Conner Washington: Skagit River Poetry Festival! May 20-22

If you're anywhere near Washington State this next weekend, you need to attend the Skagit Poetry Festival! It's incredible!

What: Skagit River Poetry Festival.
When: May 20 through May 22 in La Conner.
Public hours: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 20, 2 to 9:30 p.m. May 21, and 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 22.
Details: For a schedule of events and ticket information, go to Some events sell out early.

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Here's a summary from the Seattle Times -

The Skagit River Poetry Festival, located in the heart of the Skagit Valley (one of the world's most scenic spots, in my humble opinion), takes place the weekend of May 20-22 in La Conner. Now in its sixth year, this festival features some especially estimable poets, including two-time U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Ted Kooser; Washington state poet laureate Samuel Green; Portland poets, twins and brothers Michael Dickman and Matthew Dickman; and Seattle's Sherman Alexie. On May 20 there's a Poet's Table dinner (already sold out), followed by an evening entitled "Sherman Alexie Unplugged" ("This evening with Sherman may contain adult materials and not suitable for children," cautions the website. Tickets are $25 for this single event). For a complete schedule of workshops and readings, locations and ticket prices go to or call 360-422-6033.