Encore performance! Poet Shannon Laws hosts a Honeymoon poetry OPEN MIC followed by her “You Love Me, You Love Me Not” beat poetry program accompanied by stand up bassist, Greg Sherman. Shannon’s fresh sense of humor and quietly erotic poetry highlights the joys and aggravations of mid-life singlehood in this collection of love and love maybe poems. Sure to make you go “LOL” and “OOoooOoo”, a fun night for all.
If you missed her debut performance of the set in February you got another chance to catch this unique poetry presentation. Books will be on hand to purchase, donations accepted.
“Shannon Laws’ poems are ventures, many journeys of the mind and imagination… They also probe the mysteries of the human condition, posing elemental issues: love and death and loss, the aching solitariness of human experience, the straining for meaning, clarity and confirmation, the yearning for contact and connection, and the guises humans adopt in the consequent interchange.” —Ron Leatherbarrow, Professor of Literature, Whatcom Community College
Don’t’ be a poet and not know it!
Come on down for good food, good words and a warm fun time of love and no love poetry.
FRIDAY, SEPT 30, 2016 AT BOUNDARY BAY BREWERY & HONEYMOON MEAD BAR
Stroll through downtown Bellingham and listen to old salts – local fishers accustomed to mending and hauling nets, instead plucking guitar strings and adjusting their spectacles to read poems, stories, and songs in the 1st Annual FisherPoets-on-Bellingham Bay. In this take-off on the renowned FisherPoets Gathering in Astoria, Ore., FisherPoets-on-Bellingham Bay promises to produce smiles and laughter as fishers share their tales over local ales (brewed right in the setting).
Catch the action at Boundary Bay Brewery, enjoy delicious Fish Fry Friday Fare in the Beer Garden while enjoying this inaugural FisherPoets-on-Bellingham Bay evening. A popular local dance band will follow into the night.
Also, stroll nearby to the Honey Moon Mead Bar and catch the rousing action of SeaShanties and more nautical tales.
I’ll be reading at Boundary Bay, 4:00 p.m., Friday, September 30th. See you then!
Poetry in a park? YES! This year it was my job to gather poets for the 23rd annual Big Rock Mother’s Day event. I’m so thankful to present this stellar list of exceptional poets from the Bellingham area and one fabulous poet-mother from Seattle, Ibtihal Mahmood.
Ibtihal is a Chairperson at IMIA – International Medical Interpreters Association, Member at Northwest Translators & Interpreters Society (NOTIS) andVolunteer at Translators Without Borders, a mother and a poet. I first met her at a Peace Poet “Read-In” event. She’s a real treasure.
My World Peace Poet sisters Carol McMillian, C.J. Prince, Betty Scott and Carla Shafer are in the line up. Poets representing Village Book Poetry Group, Jennifer Dannenberg and Kathleen McKeever, will read.
Also, excited that Kevin Murphy and Elizabeth Vignali will be sharing. Both released a new book of work this year.
Kevin’s poetry collection “The Bird of Pure Midnight”
“I like to think that “The Bird of Pure Midnight” offers many of the same benefits as an around-the-world journey, but at a small fraction of the cost.”**
Elizabeth (Elizabeth Broucard) book “To Marry Well” is a tribute to her great-grandmother.
“Like the heroine in my first book, To Marry Well, my great-great grandmother traveled by train to a small town in Washington Territory to marry a man who she’d never met in order to provide a secure future for herself and what remained of her family. Unfortunately, my heroine’s real-life counterpart did not have a happily-ever-after. To Marry Well was created from my desire to give my great-great-grandmother the happy ending she deserved.”***