2014 Redmond Summer Poetry Walks

As part of my Redmond Poet Laureate duties, I’m leading four summer poetry walks in Redmond city parks. Each walk is free and starts at 6:30 p.m., on the second Wednesday evening of the month, starting in May, and will end before it gets dark. Look for the white poetry tent. The walks will begin with a short introduction and optional writing exercise, and then we’ll start our walk together to take advantage of the standout features of each park. You can share what you write at the end of the walk. Please join us at any or all of the following walks:

  • 14 May 2014: Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park, 19545 Redmond Road in Redmond.

  • 11 June 2014: Meet at “Signals,” the decommissioned train signals art installation by John Fleming, located near 161st Ave NE and Bear Creek Parkway in Redmond for a walk along the Redmond Connector Trail.

  • 9 July 2014: Meet at the Redmond Watershed Preserve, 21760 Novelty Hill Road in Redmond.

  • 13 August 2014: Meet in the lobby at Redmond City Hall, 15670 NE 85th Street in Redmond, for a walk along the Sammamish River Trail.

Please bring a pen and a pocket notebook for writing, and be prepared for the weather. We’ll do the walks rain or shine, but I have a hunch the weather will be fine. Hope you can join us!

The length of each walk will be determined by participants at each walk, but is unlikely to exceed a mile or so. If you have questions, please contact Michael Dylan Welch at WelchM@aol.com.

Please also see the Sammamish Walks website for additional guided walks near Redmond. I held the Haiku in the Woods poetry workshop and walk at Beaver Lake Lodge in Sammamish on 12 April 2014. The photos shown here are from a similar walk held in 2012. See more photos from my “Haiku in the Woods” workshops and nature walks.