Northwind Reading Series
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.
Karma Tenzing Wangchuk, Norman Schaefer, Margaret McGee, Christopher Herold, Carmi Soifer,
and Bill Mawhinney (host)
Current + Future Readings
January 28 Bill Carty, Michelle Peñaloza and Ramon Isao. Sponsored by Artist Trust.
February 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
March 23 An Evening with Bill Porter, book reading and slide show
April 27 Sibyl James and Judith Roche
May 11 Richard Lloyd and Tito Titus
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
October 26 AN EVENING OF YOUNG VOICES
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