Esther Altshul Helfgott & Friends
Seattle poet and writing teacher Esther Altshul Helfgott produced the first “It’s About Time” Reading Series in 1990 at the Ravenna-Bryant Senior Center. Her North Seattle Community College Senior Adult Education Program students were among those who read their work; Shirley Guterson and Genevieve Beach were two of the first. Many, many Seattle poets and writers are among the series alums. It’s About Time celebrated its 361st reading earlier this month and continues each second Thursday from 6-7:45 pm at the Seattle Public Library’s Ballard Branch.
Tonight readers will gather to celebrate the publication of So, Dear Writer: An It’s About Time Writer’s Reading Series Anthology (Cave Moon Press), edited by Esther Altshul Helfgott, Peggy Sturdivant and Katie Tynan. Tonight’s readers are expected to include Bethany Reid, John McFarland, Susan Rich and Esther Altshul Helfgott.