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tonight!

As you may (or may not) know, Luther Allen and I co-produce the SpeakEasy poetry reading series in Bellingham, Washington. Each reading is themed and tonight’s reading, Saturday, October 5, 2019, honors James Bertolino. An influential teacher and prolific writer, Jim’s poetry has been published internationally in hundreds of magazines, scores of anthologies, and dozens of books over the past 50+ years.

The reading will be fun, fast-moving, and as always, free. Please join us for SpeakEasy 26: Reading Bertolino at 7:00pm in the Encore Room at the beautiful Mount Baker Theatre in the heart of downtown Bellingham.

the creatures are stirring!


Can you hear the yowls and yaps, the squeals and chirps? That growling sound, the one that makes you clutch one another in your tent… that’s the sound of SpeakEasy 22: Animal Beast Creature.

The SpeakEasy poetry series returns to Bellingham on Saturday, October 20, 2018, as poets Jennifer Bullis, Elizabeth J. Colen, Paul Hunter, Jeffrey Morgan, Bethany Reid, Kimberly Roe, Ely Shipley, and Sheila Sondik explore the power of animals — persona, myth, spirit, science, and a deep wildness. The program is free and begins at 7:00pm in the Encore Room of the Mount Baker Theatre. Village Books will be on hand to sell the poets’ books. Event info on Facebook.

SpeakEasy is an occasional poetry series that emphasizes themed, audience-friendly presentations of quality poetry by Cascadia-region writers. It is produced in Bellingham, Washington, by Luther Allen, author of The View from Lummi Island, and J.I. (Judy) Kleinberg.

Come experience the animal magnetism.

one week, two readings

It’s a busy week for poetry and it’s not even fall yet! I’ll be among the readers for two terrific journals:

Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 7:00pm
Cirque Journal
Mount Baker Theatre, Bellingham, Washington

Sunday, September 2, 2018, 4:00pm
Clover: A Literary Rag

Village Books (Fairhaven), Bellingham, Washington

Both readings are free; copies of the journals will be for sale. It would be lovely to see you there!

Tonight!

Mount Baker TheatreIt would be an honor and a pleasure to see you in the audience this evening, Saturday, October 22, 2016, at the award ceremony for the 2016 Ken Warfel Fellowship. The doors open at 6:45pm and events get underway at 7:00pm. Please join me at the Mount Baker Theatre, Encore Room, 104 North Commercial Street, Bellingham, Washington. (Use the Champion Street door to enter the Encore Room.)
Okay. Now I can start getting nervous.

SpeakEasy 15: Poems and Prayers for the New Year

Poems and Prayers for the New Year

SpeakEasy 15: Poems and Prayers for the New Year will give voice to the hopes, beseechments and visions — both personal and global — of a select group of regional poets. Founded in 2009 and produced in Bellingham by Luther Allen, each SpeakEasy addresses a unique perspective or theme presented through written and spoken words.

Please join us this evening: Sunday, January 18, 2015 ~ 7:00pm ~ in the Encore Room at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial Street, Bellingham, Washington ~ admission is free (donations appreciated)

SpeakEasy 15 poets/readers include: Angela Belcaster | Betty Scott | Caitlin Thomson Carol McMillan | Carolyn McCarthy
Chuck Luckmann | CJ Prince | David Drummond | David Laws | Diane Cordrey | Harvey Schwartz | Jim Milstead
Jim Schmotzer | Joe Nolting | J.I. Kleinberg | Kari Galbraith | Kate Miller | Lane Morgan | Mo Dole | Lois Holub
Luther Allen | Malcolm Kenyon | Margot Lewis | Mary Gillilan | Nancy Canyon | Nancy Pagh | Paul Fisher
Peter Messinger | Phyllis Boernke | Steve Hood | Susan J. Erickson | Tim Pilgrim

words of love…

SpeakEasy 13: Love Uncensored

In honor of Valentine’s Day, fifteen couples will share expressions of love and all its entanglements this evening at SpeakEasy 13: Love Uncensored. Please join us at 7:00pm in the Mount Baker Theatre Encore Room in Bellingham, Washington. Free (donations appreciated). Adults only, please.

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