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 By Cora Thomas    A & E    February 7, 2024

Anne Schreivogl creates 2024 Poetry Festival poster

Last week the Skagit River Poetry Foundation revealed its 2024 Poetry Festival poster art by Fidalgo Island artist Anne Schreivogl in a ceremony at the La Conner Rotary Club's weekly meeting (Weekly...

 
 By Ken Stern    News    January 31, 2024
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Poster reveal at Rotary meeting means 2024 Skagit River Poetry Festival is October bound

Monday's weekly La Conner Rotary Club meeting at the Farmhouse Restaurant was brightened from its bleak midwinter darkness by its guests and the occasion: The poster reveal for the 2024 Skagit River P...

 
 By Anne Basye    News    January 10, 2024
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Channel Drive resident honored for 64 years in Rotary

For more than two-thirds of his life, Doug Jones has been a Rotarian. The 95-year-old Channel Drive resident joined Rotary when he was 31. He has been a Rotarian longer than the 52 years he was...

 

Community Calendar

NOT TO BE MISSED The Skagit County Fair runs Aug. 9-12, at the fairgrounds in Mount Vernon. See farm animals and pets, visit the carnival, check out entertainment on several stages. Info: skagitcounty.net/fair. The Lincoln Theatre presents BrewFest...

 

So much to see, so much to do with August events

Even in the dog days of summer, there is no shortage of events to satisfy diverse entertainment cravings over the next couple of weeks. The Anacortes Arts Festival runs Aug. 4-6. The annual show attracts up to 90,000 guests. It fills several blocks...

 

Community Calendar

NOT TO BE MISSED Anacortes Arts Festival, Aug. 4-6. Some 200 arts and crafts vendor booths fill several blocks of Commercial Avenue. Check out jazz and main performance stages, art demonstrations, a kids’ discovery area, beer and wine gardens,...

 
 By Cora Thomas    Community    July 5, 2023

Skagit River Poetry Foundation fans raise $35,000 at auction

The Skagit River Poetry Foundation held its third annual auction June 24 at Hillcrest Park Lodge in Mount Vernon. One hundred and twenty five supporters gathered to raise funds for their mission of cultivating literacy and changing lives through the...  Website

 

April 15 poetry reading, 7 p.m.

The April 15 poets reading in celebration of National Poetry Month at 7 p.m. at Pelican Bay Books are Claudia Castro Luna, Kathleen Flenniken, former Washington poet laureates, and the wonderful Susan Rich, all coming up from Seattle. They...

 

Pelican Bay Books April poetry readings

April is National Poetry Month and Pelican Bay Books in Anacortes has a full line up of poets coming every Saturday, along with music and some local student poets. Start time is 7 p.m. and lasts through about 8:30 p.m. The line up: April 8th: Alice...

 
 By Cora Thomas    A & E    March 8, 2023

Storyteller Will Hornyak performs March 14

Join Will Hornyak on a storytelling journey 7 p.m. March 14 at the Tim Bruce Performing Arts Center on the La Conner School District campus. Hornyak will share the Celtic story of "Erin's Daughters:...

 

Valentine & Poetry workshop Feb. 11

Join poet Jeffrey Morgan and paper artist Nancy Scagliotti to create love poems and valentines 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday in Mount Vernon. Fee of $10 includes supplies. Families welcome. Register: [email protected]. Sponsor: Skagit River Poetry...

 

Rachel Haley is Soroptimist student

Rachel Haley, a senior at La Conner High School, is the January Honored Student of the Month for Soroptimist of La Conner. Rachel is a member of the McCauley family and attributes much of her...

 

Poetry reading Jan. 28

Skagit Valley poet Georgia Johnson reads poetry at Pelican Bay Books accompanied by Roberto Ascalon and Natalie Lahr Friday, Jan. 28, 7 p.m. Johnson has published “Just Past Dew Point” and other volumes of poetry. Ascalon, winner of the 2012...

 

Three poets' performances at Poetry Festival

Listening to Javier Zamora sing one of his poems at Maple Hall to a Meringue beat during this month’s Skagit River Poetry Festival, you would be surprised to learn he had traveled more than 3,000 miles on foot, by bus and boat, across rivers,...

 
 By Judy Booth    A & E    October 12, 2022

Skagit River Poetry Festival's return offers delights

Early morning fog and mist lent a magical twist Thursday to streams of students hauling books from the old to the new La Conner Swinomish Library. The rumble of wheels along Morris Street from carts...

 

Enjoy La Conner Poetry Festival 'a la carte' this week

Tickets are still available for the Skagit Poetry Festival, which starts Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. While a full Festival pass costs $300, you can purchase daily passes. Pick and choose and chase favorite poets and sessions on your schedule. For...

 
 By Anne Basye    A & E    September 28, 2022

"Welcome to Indian Country" opens Poetry Festival

Some of the 37 guest poets and artists participating in this year’s Skagit River Poetry Festival are crossing oceans to reach La Conner. Others just have to cross the Rainbow Bridge. Canadian poet Karen Solie, flying in from St. Andrews, Scotland,...

 
 By Anne Basye    A & E    September 21, 2022

Sweet deal for Poetry Festival volunteers

A million details make the Skagit River Poetry Festival happen – and they are all coming together. Before the Festival takes place in La Conner Oct. 6-9, there are 34 poets to match to housing,...

 

Poets in schools part of Skagit poetry year round

By Anna Ferdinand When Rena Priest stood before a crowd at the Lincoln theater Sept. 3, she asked attendees to answer this question: “Where do poems come from?” A theater took pen to paper, writing to the prompt for five minutes, each person...

 
 By Anne Basye    A & E    September 7, 2022

Poet Laureate Rena Priest read at Lincoln Saturday

“When you are poeting, you are making the world, creating the universe out of nothing,” Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest said last Saturday at the Lincoln Theatre. That’s because the word poet comes from the Greek word poesis or “ma...

 
 By Anne Basye    Community    July 27, 2022

Poetry and music sounded Sunday in Pioneer Park

Could there be a more beautiful spot for poets and poetry than the sylvan glade of Pioneer Park? Georgia Johnson doesn’t think so. “For 37 years I’ve driven across the bridge and past the park...

 
 By Anne Basye    Community    June 9, 2021

La Conner writers win, place and show in ‘Magic Skagit’ contest

Most of the poems 4-year-old Lenore Micka-Foos dictates to her dad find homes with her admiring relatives. The first-place poem she wrote for the Great Hunt for Magic Skagit Stories will find a home...

 
 By Jared Fair    Community    March 24, 2021

Library celebrates national poetry month

Every April, organizations across America celebrate National Poetry Month. It is a great opportunity to focus on this genre of literature. One of poetry’s great contributions is that it works to expand everyday words to hold more nuance, emotion...

 

Skagit River Poetry Festival postponed

If you’re looking for poets next weekend, don’t come to Maple Hall. Or the Methodist Church. Or the Seafood and Prime Rib House. Or the Tavern. Or the La Conner Country Inn. Or any of the usual...

 

Rotary Club of La Conner turns 75

The Rotary Club was originally founded in Chicago in 1905 by Paul Harris “so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships.” The club grew...

 

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