To support lifelong literacy and cultural diversity through the writing, reading, performing, and teaching of poetry in Northwest Washington schools and global communities, Join Terrance Hayes, Javier Zamora, Ray Young Bear & 25 other remarkable poets for the Skagit River Poetry Festival at Maple Hall in La Conner, October 6-8, 2022.
The 11th Biennial Skagit River Festival opens Thursday night at 5:30 with a Patron & Poet Soiree. Festival poets and guests enjoy locally sourced hearty appetizers.
The Thursday evening reading, 8-9:30 PM: Welcome to Indian Country: A Reading to celebrate our First Nation Roots with Rena Priest, Sasha LaPointe & Ray Young Bear, Music & Blessing with Kevin Paul & Katherine Paul, Black Belt Eagle Scout. American living treasure, Ray Young Bear, Washington State Poet Laureate, Rena Priest & returning home, poet Sasha taqwšəblu LaPointe. Jane Hirshfield will join us for the Saturday sessions.
The all-festival ticket includes ALL public events Thursday-Saturday but excludes the Students Only sessions, Friday 9-2 PM.