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 Allen Braden, author of A Wreath of Down and Drops of Blood and Elegy in the Passive Voice. He received a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and, more recently, the College of Arts and Humanities at Central Washington University recognized him as one of its
outstanding alumni. He teaches at TCC. His grandfather grew up in Tacoma and his great-grandfather helped establish what’s now called the Old Tacoma Cemetery. 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.