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Now and then, J.I. (Judy) Kleinberg comes out from behind the computer, from underneath that pile of magazines, and can be seen and heard in various venues.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

SkillShare: Finding poems: a brief, hands-on introduction to found poetry
1:00-1:45pm at the Bellingham Public Library

Saturday, April 8, 2017

SpeakEasy 19: Poems of Darkness / Poems of Light
7:00pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, Encore Room, Bellingham, Washington

Saturday, January 28, 2017

SpeakEasy 18: Poetry Marathon
7:00pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, Encore Room, Bellingham, Washington
Selected participants in the 2016 Poetry Marathon read from the newly released Marathon anthology.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

6th Annual Poetry Cafe
6:30-9:00pm at Van Zandt Community Hall, Deming, Washington
J.I. Kleinberg and Luther Allen read poetry as part of this annual community celebration that includes conversation and entertainment with poets, musicians and storytellers. Doors open with a dessert potluck at 6:30pm. Event sponsored by the South Fork Valley Community Association and the Deming Library.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Finding Poems: a hands-on workshop
10:00am–Noon at Honey Moon Mead and Cider, Bellingham, Washington
In this fun and fast-paced workshop, Judy Kleinberg will offer an overview of found poetry techniques and an opportunity for you to experiment and identify the ones that resonate for you. You’ll discover ways to add found elements to more conventional-form poems and to use found prompts to kick-start new work. Some materials will be provided, but your writing notebook, pens, paper, scissors, junk mail, magazines (or books you’re willing to cut up), and glue sticks will be welcome.
$30 benefits the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest
Pre-register by email to indicating the workshop(s) you wish to take and including your name and a phone number. Please bring writing materials.

Thursday, October 25, 2016 (rescheduled from October 14)

Ekphrastic Assimilations: a Poetry Writing Workshop
6:30pm at VALA Eastside, Redmond, Washington
Ekphrastic Poetry Writing Workshop, curated by Michael Dylan Welch, with presenting poets Duane Kirby Jensen, J. I. Kleinberg, Jared Leising and Joannie Stangeland, hosted by the Redmond Association of Spokenword (RASP). Free.

Saturday, October 22, 2016
Warfel Award

2016 Ken Warfel Fellowship Award Celebration
7:00pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, Encore Room, Bellingham, Washington
Facebook event page here
free (donations to poetrynight appreciated)


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Invited presenter: Conservation Conversations: Found Poetry Workshop
Whatcom Land Trust, Bellingham, Washington

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Tearing Paper: A Found Poetry Craft Talk
Invited presenter for the Inland Poetry Prowl at the Clymer Museum of Art, Ellensburg, Washington

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Featured poet: SoulFood Poetry Night
SoulFood Coffee House, Redmond, Washington

Monday, October 13, 2014

Featured poet: Easy Speak Wedgwood
Wedgwood Ale House and Cafe, Seattle, Washington

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