Poetry Readings, Classes, & Writing Retreats... Oh my!

I have a few things coming up I wanted to share with you--

1)  On Friday, February 8th, 2013 at 7 pm, I'll be reading at King's Books in Tacoma.

Here are all the details, and bring a poem as there's an Open Mic following!

Location:  King's Books

218 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, Washington

2)  White Pine Press Anniversary Reading 
       on February 26, 2013 at 7 pm at Richard Hugo House 
        in Seattle

Founding editor Dennis Maloney joins White Pine authors Kelli Russell Agodon, Shin Yu Pai, Susan Rich, Andrew Schelling, and Carolyne Wright commemorating this milestone with a reading from works published by a leading nonprofit literary press of poetry, fiction, and work in translation from around the world.
The bar will be open, and books will be for sale by White Pine Press and the authors. The reading is free.

3)  I'll be teaching some great writing classes here:  
Whidbey Island Writing Retreat Lockdown, April 19-21, 2013

Here are the details on that:

NILA's Lockdown Retreat is an amazing experience where writers and instructors spend several days together to discuss, teach, learn, and immerse themselves in the craft and structure of the written word. There is no escape, but who would want one? Every moment staff and attendees have the opportunity to delve into the writing process in a way that pushes us all to do our best work." - Terry Persun, mentor/instructor at last year's Retreat.

Come to historic Captain Whidbey Inn on Penn Cove for a weekend of inspiration and umimpeded writing. Treat yourself to a peaceful incarceration where focusing on improving your writing craft is the only thing allowed.

ANOTHER WEEKEND FOCUSED ON CRAFT. At the Lockdown Retreat, you will receive six hours of workshop instruction, with additional discussions with fellow writers, editors, and teachers. You will also receive a manuscript critique by an instructor along with a one-on-one consultation. There will be free time to write in fantastic locations. All meals are local, fresh fare.

Two night's accommodations. Fees are based upon the type of room you choose, ranging from a quaint room in the historic inn to a fully appointed cabin overlooking Penn Cove..


Andrea Hurst is the president of Andrea Hurst Literary Agency. She works with both major and regional publishing houses, and her client list includes new voices and NY Times best-selling authors. Andrea represents high profile adult nonfiction, and well-crafted fiction in all genres. She is as a published author, and a faculty member for the MFA program in Creative Writing through the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts. For more information visit: www.andreahurst.com

Kelli Russell Agodon is a poet, writer, editor, and essayist from the Northwest. She is the author the award-winning collection of poems, Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room, Winner of the White Pine Poetry Prize chosen by Carl Dennis, Winner of ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Prize in Poetry and a Finalist for the Washington State Book Award. Kelli is also the author of Small Knots (2004), Geography (2003). She is the editor of Seattle's Crab Creek Review and the Co-Founder of Two Sylvias Press. For more information visit: www.agodon.com

Bill Dietrich is a NY Times bestselling author and Pulitzer-winning journalist has written fifteen books, including historical thrillers that sold into thirty-one languages and prize-winning Northwest environmental texts. For more information visit: www.williamdietrich.com

4)  We have 3 spaces remaining for Poets on the Coast: A Weekend Writing Retreat for Women on September 6-8, 2013!   We also have 3 spaces left in our manuscript workshop class.

Prices go up after February 14th, so if you're interested, check it out now.

You can sign up here.  Also, it's cheaper to pay by check than PayPal, just drop me a note at kelli (at) agodon.com and I'll hold your place.

~ Kells

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