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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 $50, you can attend the “Welcome to Indian Country” reading at 8:00 pm Thursday, featuring Washington state Poet Laureate Rena Priest, Upper Salish poet Sasha LaPointe, and Meskwaki (Red Earth People) tribal member Ray Young Bear from Iowa.

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