Thursday, August 12, 2010

UPDATED! Rebecca Meredith is Redmond's Poet Laureate; read her poetry!

This just in! Rebecca will be speaking to The Redmond Historical Society on Saturday, September 11, 2010, 10:30 to 12:00 noon at The Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 NE 80 Street,
Redmond, WA.  
Redmond’s Poet Laureate, Rebecca Meredith, lived in Redmond for more than 20 years.  She will be speaking September 11 about the power of place, and how poets’ works, as well as audiences’ responses, are shaped by their relationships to places in their lives, both past and present. Don’t miss this meeting. To receive the monthly RHS newsletter, contact the Society office at 425-885-2919, or email your request to
Rebecca Meredith is the first Redmond Poet Laureate, a position established to promote the literary arts through workshops, public readings and special events throughout the city.  She is paid a stipend by the City to work part-time as our Laureate. 
Rebecca is a poet, writer, and psychotherapist, as well as a Redmond Association SPokenword (RASP) cofounder. She has performed at the Burning Word Poetry Festival, the Seattle Moon Viewing Festival, and on KUOW's The Beat. Her chapbook Intergenerational Delta Blues was published by Pudding House Press. She was a fellow of the Jack Straw Writers' Program and an alumna of Hedgebrook Women Writers' Colony.
Organizations interested in working with the Poet Laureate should contact .

Click here to read The Seattle Times article and my news about Redmond's new Poet Laureate.

Three of Rebecca's poems are listed  "here"     Arts Commissioner, Tom Flynn's poetry site is well worth a visit, too!

Posted By Bob Yoder
Photo on city website

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