Christmas Letter 2015

  Round and Round 2015 seems like an amplified version of 2014 don’t you think?  Except this year we had the added entertainment of an American Presidential race, promotional “stuff” for another Star Wars movie a la Disney, Kim’s booty and the Pope’s world tour to distract us.  Finally, sick of the violence and injustice,Continue reading “Christmas Letter 2015”

Poetry Club

Poetry Club Bellingham Hosted by Ron Leatherbarrow, retired poetry professor, 4th Sat, 10-12, at a Bellingham café. Classic poetry discussed, original poetry read. Facebook Group Site: After taking Ron’s Intro to Poetry class Spring quarter I fell in love with this kind, intelligent, antidote-filled instructor.  I’m not the only one.  I organized a Saturday morningContinue reading “Poetry Club”

Event: Auburn Open Mic at The Rainbow Cafe

You’re invited~ Auburn Open Mic Night presented by the Auburn Arts  Commission December 7, 2015, 7 P.M. at The Rainbow Cafe, Downtown Auburn TWO features: Joann  C. Roberts, aka “Paradigm” and Shannon P. Laws What an honor to be reading with Joann.  I saw her read at the Auburn Days Festival this last summer.  She was theContinue reading “Event: Auburn Open Mic at The Rainbow Cafe”

Event: Get Lit

You’re invited~ Cafe Bouzingo’s “Get Lit” Featuring poet Shannon Laws  6:30 p.m. Sunday, November 22 at 1209 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, Washington. Get Lit! is Café Bouzingo’s weekly poetry show. Every Sunday, sign up starts at 6:30 p.m., join the crew at Café Bouzingo for an evening of spoken word — local and nationally renowned touring poetsContinue reading “Event: Get Lit”

Peace Poem II: Epiphany Me

This is the other poem I read at the 3rd annual World Peace Poets Read-In.  At this event I like to be the last poet to read.  These Read-In’s go for about three to six hours, so, a bit of humor at the end is helpful.  My prose poem “Epiphany Me” uses crude language butContinue reading “Peace Poem II: Epiphany Me”

Event: Read-In World Peace Poets

You’re invited   Musicians, poets and lovers of peace please join us for the 3rd annual Read-In!  This is a FREE and public international event.  Sign up today via email at for a five minute slot to share what peace means to you.  The read in ends when the last poet speaks.  A lightContinue reading “Event: Read-In World Peace Poets”

Event: WIN Awards

You are invited to Writers International Network Canada’s Award Night Words Across Borders! World Peace Poets Bellingham founders, Carla Shafer, C.J. Prince, Betty Scott and Shannon Laws, will be recognized for their community contributions during a celebration and award ceremony on September 19, 2015 hosted by Writers International Network in British Columbia. There will beContinue reading “Event: WIN Awards”

Event: Poetry Night

Click HERE to listen  You’re invited~ Last December I was on the Poetry Night calendar as a featured poet, but out-of-town family stuff spirited me away at the last moment.  Poetry Night, in all it’s grace, has allowed me a “make-up” event.   Hope to see you all there! Thank you Poetry Night staff, SPLContinue reading “Event: Poetry Night”

Event: WWU Erotic Poetry Night

You are invited to Erotic Poetry Night April 16th 7-9 p.m. @ The Underground Coffeehouse, WWU, Bellingham, WA What is Erotic Poetry Night?  The Associated Students Sexual Awareness Center on the campus of Western Washington University hosts this popular event.  Basically, it is a poetry reading laced with “safe sex” PSA’s.  I had the opportunityContinue reading “Event: WWU Erotic Poetry Night”