10th Biennial Poetry Festival a hit


MAYBE THIS GENERATION’S BOB DYLAN – La Conner high school student Jack Tronsdal said yes to the invitation given to the hundred-plus students eating lunch in Maple Hall Friday during the 10th biennial Skagit River Poetry Festival. He strode to the stage and spoke his piece. Poetry: a democratic art that day. See story on page one.  – Photo courtesy of M.L. Lyke

La Conner, flooded with poets and students from eight area school districts, hosted the 10th Biennial Skagit Valley Poetry Festival last weekend.

The Poets Table Soiree kicked off the event Thursday night at Maple Hall with appetizers, wine and dinner. Random Acts of Food catered it.

Hot Damn Scandal broke into song at the elementary school gym – musical poetry – singing their “outlaw ballads, dirty jazz, circus freak outs, shanty-rags, string band funk, lonesome heart-breakers and whiskey bottle love songs.”

Focusing on the theme “Poems of Resistance and Hope in a Time of...

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