All are invited to come hear fresh voices from the local poetry scene at “An Evening of Poetry” from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday, July 11 at the Fremont Branch, 731 N. 35th St., 206-684-4084.
Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Metered street parking is available near the branch, and there is a pay parking lot across the street.
The event will feature the poetry of Kim Grantier, Janet Knox and Tom Schabarum. The local poets will read from their work and discuss poetry with the audience.
Grantier lives in Shoreline and has been writing poetry since age 11. With a background in environmental science and marine biology, much of her work is inspired by nature and the outdoors. Her work also explores the world of mental illness, depression and what it means to be “whole.” Her first chapbook is “Earthmist Poems: Poetry from the Pacific Northwest.”
Knox is a seven-time Pushcart nominee and finalist for the Discovery/The Nation Award. Her poems have appeared in Tupelo Quarterly, Los Angeles Review, Feminist Studies and elsewhere. Her current play, “Artifact Pattern: Observations on the Behaviour of Homo Sapiens in Change,” will be playing next year in Seattle, Vashon Island and Olympia.
Schabarum won the 2010 Creekwalker Poetry Prize and has published poems in Poet Lore, Crab Creek Review, Floating Bridge and others. His first novel, “The Palisades,” was a 2011 Lambda Literary Award Finalist. Tom holds an MFA in creative writing and literature from Bennington College. He lives and works in Seattle with his husband, John, and their dog Buster.
For more information, call the Fremont Branch at 206-684-4084 or Ask a Librarian.