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Distinguished Writer Series with Rick Barot

04/14/2017 - 7:00pm

This monthly event features a Distinguished Writer followed by an Open Mic for all poets, sign-up is at 6:45 pm. This month features poet Rick Barot, whose most recent book, Chord, received the PEN Open Book Award, the UNT Rilke Prize, the Publishing Triangle's Thom Gunn Award, and was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. Barot lives in Tacoma and directs The Rainier Writing Workshop, the low-residency MFA program in creative writing at Pacific Lutheran University. He is also the poetry editor for New England Review. In 2016, he received a poetry fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation. Admission is free. The event occurs monthly the second Friday of every month at King's Books. Sponsored by the Puget Sound Poetry Connection and the Tacoma Arts Commission.

Event address: 
King's Books
218 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402