Bainbridge celebrates National Poetry Month
By CONNIE MEARS
Bainbridge Island Review Staff Writer
April 1, 2010 · 5:30 PM
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Tea and Poetry
Four Bainbridge poets will read their work at 2:30 p.m. April 2 at Wyatt House, 186 Wyatt Way. Tea and scones will be served. Free. Info: Call 842-7901 or visit www.artshum.org.
The Wild Braid Book Discussion
Cindy Harrison, former manager of the Bainbridge Public Library, leads a discussion of “The Wild Braid” by former American poet laureate Stanley Kunitz, written in his 100th year of life. Discussion starts at 1 p.m. April 5, at the Bainbridge Public Library, Free. Info: Visit www.krl.org or call 842-4162.
An Evening of Poetry with Judith Reynolds Brown
Judith Reynolds Brown reads from her book “Sufi Flights: Poems of Yunus Emre” at 7:30 p.m. April 8 at Eagle Harbor Book Co., 157 Winslow Way. Free. Info: Visit www.eagleharborbooks.com or call 842-5332.
Favorite Poem Reading
The Bainbridge Public Library will be joining hundreds of libraries and communities across the U.S. in celebrating National Poetry Month by hosting a “Favorite Poem Reading” at 2 p.m. April 10 at the library. The emcee is John Davis, long time Bainbridge Island poet who teaches English at North Kitsap High School. On board so far to read a favorite are: Kathleen Alcala, Frank Buxton, Jerry Elfendahl, T.J. Faddis, Lee Jorgenson, Debbi Lester, Ann Lovejoy, Bob McAllister, Nancy Rekow, Guy Sidora, Hank Teran, Kristin Tollefson and John Willson. Info: Visit www.krl.org or call 842-4162.
Poulsbohemian Armchair Poetry Reading
The Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse invited a few local poets to read their work at 7 p.m. April 10 at 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. At 9 p.m., the open mike is available to new, rising stars. Info: Visit www.poulsbohemian.com or call (360) 779-9199.
Tea and Poetry
Four Bainbridge poets will read their work at 2:30 p.m. April 13 at the Madison Avenue Retirement Center, 285 Madison Ave. Tea and scones will be served. Free. Info: Call 842-7901 or visit www.artshum.org.
Poetry of Sharon Olds
Join an evening of discussion of four Olds poems read by Kitsap County poets Neil Baker, Jennifer Hager, Jenifer Browne Lawrence and David Stallings from 7-9 p.m. April 19 at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. Free. Info: Visit www.krl.org or call 842-4162.
Field’s End Roundtable
Kelly Russell Agodon presents “What Constitutes a Good Poem?” at 7 p.m. April 20 at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. Free. Info: 842-4162 or visit www.fieldsend.org.
A reading by the poets participating in Poetry Corners will be at 7 p.m. April 24 at Flowering Around Cafe, 200 Winslow Way. Free, donations to benefit the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council accepted. Poetry Corners is a program of the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council. Info: Call 842-7901 or visit www.artshum.org.
Jack Prelutsky, the first Children’s Poet Laureate, will do a reading of his always-hilarious poems at 2 p.m. April 25 at the Bloedel Reserve, 7571 Dolphin Dr. Tickets: $10/$5 children ages 5-12/ages 5 and under free. Registration required. Info: Call 842-7631 or visit www.bloedelreserve.org.
Third Annual Limerick Contest Reading
Eagle Harbor Book Co. will announce the results of its limerick contest at 7:30 p.m. April 29 at Eagle Harbor Book Co., 157 Winslow Way. Enjoy an evening of ribald limericks, strong coffee and Bainbridge Island legends. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com.
26th Annual San Carlos Poetry Reading
Enjoy a Bainbridge poetry tradition, the 26th annual San Carlos Poetry Reading at 1 p.m. May 2 at San Carlos Restaurant, 279 Madison Ave. www.sancarlosgrill.netContact Bainbridge Island Review Staff Writer Connie Mears at email@example.com or (206) 842-6613.