Tod Marshall & Claudia Castro Luna with Anastacia-Renee
Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall, Seattle Public Library and the Elliott Bay Book Company join forces tonight to celebrate our Washington State poets and to welcome the next Washington Poet Laureate. The evening’s festivities include readings from some of the contributors to WA129 (Sage Hill Press), a collection of poems by poets both acclaimed and emerging from around Washington State. Joining us tonight are Claudia Castro Luna, who just ended her term as Seattle’s Civic Poet and assumes the position of State Poet Laureate, Anastacia-Renee, Seattle’s current Civic Poet and more contributors to WA129, including Duane Niatum, Georgia McDade, Phillip Red Eagle, Quenton Baker, Rachel Kessler, Dawn Pichon Barron, Bill Carty, and Shankar Narayan.
Free and open to the public. Book sales and signing follow the program and refreshments will be served.