Poets in the Park 2018

Saturday, 7 July 2018, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm — FREE!

Anderson Park    |    7802 168th Ave NE    |    Redmond, Washington

Featuring guest poets to be announced!

Poets in the Park in 2018 will once again feature groups and organizations, with 25-minute reading slots. We also have 55-minute workshops, our book fair, vendors, open-mic readings, and more—and its all free! Scroll down to see the schedule. If you have questions, or anything to propose, please contact Michael Dylan Welch.

Enjoy poetry readings and performances on our Café and Picnic Shelter stagesworkshops in our workshop cabin, and activities, installations, and vendors throughout the park, plus our poetry book fair (coordinated by Brick and Mortar Bookstore, with no commission taken)—all FREE! Bring your own lunch to enjoy on the lawn or in our café area. Poetry putt-putt (mini-golf), chalk poetry, hula hoops, Haiku on Sticks, art/craft activities for kids and adults (sponsored by VALA Art Center and Jim Teeters), RASP poetry anthology poems on sticks, and more! And great summer weather too!

See the Facebook invite [to come]. Tweet to #poetsinthepark.

See below for the schedule, individual and group participants, book fair information, and more.

Sponsored by the Redmond Arts & Culture Commission and the Redmond Association of Spokenword, directed by Michael Dylan Welch. Additional thanks to Dan Ullom and all our volunteers.

                              

Read about Poets in the Park 2014, Poets in the Park 2015, Poets in the Park 2016, and Poets in the Park 2017—photos, schedule, participants, vendors, and more.

Location/Parking

Anderson Park is located at 7802 168th Avenue NE in Redmond, Washington—see map. You’ll find plenty of free street parking (come early to park closer to the event). You can also park in the church parking lot immediately to the east of the park (yes, this is okay). Additional parking available at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, about two blocks away at 16600 NE 80th Street in Redmond.

Book Fair

Our gratitude to Dan Ullom of Redmonds new Brick and Mortar Books for facilitating our no-commission book fair, in the Adair cabin. Just bring your poetry-related publications to sell at the book fair, fill out the book fair inventory form (view or download PDF file—please do this before Saturday if you can), and enjoy the festival! Put a price list next to your publications, or mark each one with a price. Check in at the end of the day to pick up unsold books. You can purchase publications with cash, check, or credit card.

2018 Schedule

Don’t miss a moment of our many readings and performances at our Café and Picnic stages, and the Fullard Cabin. Come early to catch it all! Bring your own lunch. All sessions end five minutes before the next session. All events and activities are free.

The following schedule is subject to change (details to come).

Time

Main Stage

Picnic Shelter Stage

Fullard Workshop Cabin

11:00


11:45

12:30

1:00

2:00



2:30

3:00



3:30

4:00



4:30


5:00



5:30


6:00

Thank you for attending Poets in the Park!


Activities/Installations

Haiku on Sticks (view poems by Haiku Northwest members)
Poetry Putt-Putt (mini golf)
Poetry on Sticks (view poems from the RASP poetry anthology, Here, There, and Everywhere)
Chalk Art (by Pamela Denchfield)
Art Activities (sponsored by VALA Art Center)
My Goldfish Stole the Moon: Poetry Fun (sponsored by Jim Teeters, with book-making craft activities for kids)

Groups, Organizations, Vendors, and Sponsors

To be announced.

Individuals (scheduled performers)

To be announced.