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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Beacon Bards September Readers: Snyder-Camp & Shoemaker

I am pleased to announce the first two readers for Beacon Bards, a brand-new reading series happening at The Station cafe in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle: Megan Snyder-Camp and Laura Shoemaker. The first reading is on September 12, and will commence at 7 pm. After the featured readers do their thing, we'll have a short intermission followed by an open mic. 

A little bit about The Station. If you love funky, comfy, and one-of-a-kind, you will quickly grow to adore this cafe. The owner, Luis, is an absolute sweetie. There's even outside seating in his very inviting back patio. I hesitate  to say more because I'm afraid I will no longer be able to find a seat at my favorite Seattle hang-out, but in the interest of poetry I insist: get yourself up, up, up to this inviting cafe across the street from the Beacon Hill light rail stop, 2533 16th Avenue S., between Bayview and Lander Streets. And, on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, plan on getting there early for a coveted seat (and don't forget to bring a poem to share). 

Laura Shoemaker lives in Columbia City with her husband and two children. Her current writing explores the intersection of poetry, creativity and motherhood. Laura has taught writing at the University of Washington and Richard Hugo House and her poems have appeared in FIELD, The Bellingham Review, and others. Her chapbook, For Want, was published in 2010 by Finishing Line Press.

Megan Snyder-Camp's first collection, The Forest of Sure Things (2010), won the Tupelo Press/Crazyhorse First Book Award. She has been the recipient of grants and residencies from the 4Culture Foundation, Djerassi, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the Espy Foundation, and the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest, and her work was recently featured on the PBS NewsHour.

Megan-Snyder Camp

Laura Shoemaker

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