Feb 9/16 is Poetic

Last year I attended a Hike & Write hosted by the Washington State poet laureate, Elizabeth Austen. Since I met her and was added to her mailing list, I was notified of this fun and inspiring event…The Passing of the Laurel. She is done with her two year term, so the amazing Hugo House hosted a party and poetry reading where she literally, or should I say literately, passed a sprig of laurel leaves to Tod Marshall, who will take up the baton and lead us through the next two years. There were several poets who read in a wide variety of rich, wistful, cutting and hilarious styles.

I also felt privileged to get a chance to capture a few last moments at this literary Mecca before it’s forever changed. In a couple months Hugo House will relocate temporarily while this old building is demolished and a new one is built in its place. They will then occupy a space in the, undoubtedly, very different but still welcome literary artist’s space.

This year I’m naming each day in hopes to remember each has a unique beauty. Today is: Poetic

 

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About sherijkennedyriverside

Left brain, right brain, I can't decide. After many years of successful visual arts pursuits, I'm working on my other creative inclinations. For the past 8 years, writing has been my second full time job, and it's worth every sleepless night. Sheri J. Kennedy grew up mostly a city-girl coasthopping from Seattle to rural Pennsylvania, Miami and back to Seattle. She currently resides on the banks of the Snoqualmie River in the scenic Cascade Mountains. Her heart has found its home.
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