Northwind Reading Series Schedule

Northwind Reading Series

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About Northwind Reading Series — a program of monthly (or more frequent) readings by local and guest authors, featuring both poets and prose writers. Everyone is welcome to attend these free readings. The readings begin at 7:00 pm in Northwind Arts Center unless otherwise stated. Northwind readings are free, though donations of $5 are gladly accepted to support Northwind Arts Center.

Northwind Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that sponsors visual and literary art events and education in East Jefferson County, connecting the arts to our community. For more information contact Bill Mawhinney 360-302-1159.

Ed Skoog

Karma Tenzing Wangchuk, Norman Schaefer, Margaret McGee, Christopher Herold, Carmi Soifer,
and Bill Mawhinney (host)

Dorothy Allison

Tim McNulty

Current + Future Readings

See Also – Past Readings:  2016  |  2015  |  2014  |  2013


January 28 Bill Carty, Michelle Peñaloza and Ramon Isao. Sponsored by Artist Trust.


shanley_bannerFebruary 5    SPECIAL READING SERIES EVENT: Our community will be reading from the play Dirty Story. The work tackles the Mid-East crisis: a hilarious, simultaneously serious look at a conflict that does not seem close to a solution. The author is John Patrick Shanley, who also wrote Doubt and Moonstruck.

February 9    S. Erin Batiste and Julia Hands

February 23    Afrose Ahmed and Shane Knode

March 9    An Evening with FLOATING BRIDGE PRESS: Kate Peterson, Arlene Naganawa, and Lydia Swartz

photo by Timothy Aguero

March 23    An Evening with Bill Porter, book reading and slide show

April 13    An Evening with TWO SYLVIAS PRESS: Natasha Moni and Molly Tenenbaum

April 27    Sibyl James and Judith Roche

May 11    Richard Lloyd and Tito Titus

May 25    Claudia Castro Luna and Samar Abulhassan

June 8    Peter Ludwin and Lisa Schmidt

June 22    TIDEPOOLS 2017

July 13    Daniel Moore and Paul S. Nelson

July 19 (Wednesday)    Writers’ Conference Faculty – Dan Chaon and Jourdan Imani Keith

July 27    An Evening with Jerry Martien

August 8 (Tuesday)    Ekphrastic Write-In

August 10    Christianne Balk and Ann Spiers

August 24    Ekphrastic Evening

September 14    Carolina Ebeid, Matthew Nienow, and Abe Streep

September 28    Kimberly Burwick and Kevin Goodan

October 12    Jim Cantú and Kathryn Hunt

Students from Port Townsend High School in partnership with WRITERS IN THE SCHOOLS, a Seattle Arts and Lectures Program, work on strengthening image, voice, and verbs when revising their work. This year, Gary Copeland Lilley worked with Chris Pierson and team-taught while running constant mini-workshops with students. These students will surprise, delight and terrify.

November 9    Gary Lemons and Bill Mawhinney