Skagit River Poetry Foundation welcomes poets and writers to the 10th Biennial Skagit River Poetry Festival.
The event opens to the public May 17 with a Poets Table Soiree taking place from at Maple Hall, followed by a reading dubbed “Dear America: Poems of Resistance and Hope in a Time of Turmoil.” Among the voices that can be heard that night are three-time United States Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, Ada Limon, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, and Brian Turner. Hot Damn Scandal will also perform.
Since the event began, more than 50 Skagit County teachers a year have hosted resident poets, and 400,000-plus students have learned more about the well-versed world of poetry. Funds raised during the four-day event benefit the Skagit River Poetry Foundation’s mission to support lifelong literacy and cultural diversity through the writing, reading, performing and teaching of poetry in Northwest Washington schools and communities. Learn more.