Sweet deal for Poetry Festival volunteers


September 21, 2022

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, pick up at the airport shuttle and feed. There are half a dozen school buses to arrange so Skagit and Whatcom County high school students can attend for free on Friday, October 7. Not to mention 220 chairs to distribute to Festival venues for a four-day whirlwind of setting up, taking down, setting up and taking down again.

This is the Poetry Festival number 11. For each of the previous ten, "my...

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