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, publisher, and aspiring novelist Lana Hechtman Ayers. She enjoys Oregon's bountiful rain and turbulent sea. Her favorite color is the swirl of Van Gogh's Starry Night. 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.