Sunday, August 11 2013FREE!
Auburn Days Poets on Parade and other Literary Adventures
As part of the Auburn Days festival (www.auburndays.com) every August, SWP hosts literature events and all day poetry events located in the Auburn Avenue Theater (10 Auburn Ave. Auburn, WA).
Features and Participants this year include:
Small Press Fair Publishers and Book Fair Authors:
Erik Korhel, Piecemeal Publishing www.piecemealpublishing.com
Lana Ayers, MoonPath Press & Concrete Wolf Press & World Enough Writers
www.moonpathpress.com & www.concretewolf.com & www.worldenoughwriters.com
David Horowitz, Rose Alley Press www.rosealleypress.com
David Ash, Basho Press www.bashopress.com
Robert Blevins, Adventure Books www.adventurebooksofseattle.com
Debra Di Blasi, Jaded Ibis Productions www.jadedibisproductions.com
Laura LeHew, Uttered Chaos Publications www.utteredchaos.org
Amber Nelson, Alice Blue Review www.alicebluereview.org
Peggy Barnett, Photographer & Poet On Your Left www.prbarnett.com
Mary Eliza Crane, What I Can Hold in my Hands & At First Light
Carol McCarthy, Books by the late Jack McCarthy
Gerry Bradley, KLAY 1180 AM Radio Personality Chit-Chat Cafe: Yarns from the Heart & Birds from the Thicket
Laura LeHew Willingly Would I Burn
Jennifer Bullis Impossible Lessons
Marci Ameluxen Lean House
Jill McCabe Johnson Diary of the One Swelling Sea
Elizabeth Colen Waiting Up for the End of the World
Malorie Spreen The Underneath and In Between
Christopher J. Jarmick Ignition: Poem Starters, Septolets, Statements & Double Dog Dares
In the lobby of the theater we hold our book/small press fair and our Free Book Swap!
9-12 poetry workshop with Laura LeHew
12-12:30 lunch break
12:30-1 panel discussion on the changing publishing industry
1 p.m. Benediction Poem from Auburn Poet Laureate “Wicked” Dick Brugger
1-3 featured poets
3-3:30 Jack McCarthy memorial readings
3:30-5 open mic poetry contest with prizes!
There will be 2 sign up sheets. One is for the Open Mic Contest and the other is a NON-contest open mic.
When the Contest begins, participants will be called to the stage in the order that they are signed up. Each contestant will have four minutes to read/perform their poetry. Participants are allowed to read one poem or several as long as it is their original poetry.
When the Contest begins, the sign up period is over, no additional entrees will be allowed once the Contest begins.
When the Contest ends, the judges will adjourn to the lobby to discuss and decide the winners.
While the Judges deliberate, the NON-contest open mic will begin in the theater.
Prizes will be awarded to six contest winners, two runners up, the grand prize winner, and three honorable mentions.
The selection of contest winners will be based on the perceived quality or the poem(s) presented, poetic construction and craft, as well as the skill of the performance.
Current featured poets, past grand prize winners, and Auburn Days volunteers will not be allowed to participate in the contest.
Experienced performers and widely published poets are encouraged (but not required) to sign up for the NON-contest open mic instead of the Contest, in order to allow up-and-comers a better chance to show off their stuff.
Its All FREE!
All are Welcome!
And it only happens once a year!
see www.auburndays.com for more information