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Todd Boyle – Independent videographer for cable and Internet:
Contact Seattle – antiwar http://rosehill.net
The co-producer of the PoetsWest recording. Voyager specializes in traditional, acoustic fiddle and pioneer music recordings.
The UK-based singer and musician whose songs include those based on Palestinian poets.
Another favorite UK-based musician and singer.
Longtime source for acoustic music in the Northwest. Includes reviews and venues for weekly open mics.
Based in Portland, saxophonist Noah Peterson and his group perform live music, especially jazz, and offer CDs and other offerings.
Jet City Stream
Digital entertainment platform in Seattle for local music.
Favorite local folk music group headlined by Todd Christoffel.
Schedule of events open to the public. Most events are free, unless noted otherwise.
Multnomah Arts Center
Portland-based literary program and part of Portland Parks and Recreation. Offers classes in poetry and prose, as well as literary excursions throughout the city.
Outsider poetry and art from Seattle and beyond.
Puget Sound Poetry Connection
Events at PSPC, how to contact us, and the monthly featured poet for our Distinguished Writers Series on the 2nd Friday of every month at Kings Books, Tacoma. Follow our PSPC Blog for postings of events, etc.
The Independent Writers Studio
Based in Bellingham, Washington, IWS provides writers a 6-week group on a continuous basis.
Poets Against the War
Organized by Sam Hamill, this is the host site of the largest anthology of poets speaking out against the attack on Iraq and other wars. This site is now archived at Ohio State University.
Web site for Native American poets and writers and links to individual web sites of Sherman Alexie, Gloria Bird, Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, Philip Red Eagle, and other Native American writers throughout North America, including Canada.
World’s largest open mic website.
poet-lit.blogspot.com/ Martin Abramson.net
Blog and web site for poetry and book reviews by Martin Abramson.
An entertainment resource for Seattle, the Puget Sound and Western Washington residents and visitors. Also a resource to sell your books.
Quill & Parchment
Website for writers and poets, readers, photographers, painters and anyone who enjoys life. Sharmagne Leland-St. John is Editor-in-Chief.
Pongo Teen Writing Project
Features online writing activities for youth who have led difficult lives and downloadable information for teachers, etc.
Promotes spoken word performances and resources that support poetry.
Book/Mark Quarterly Review
Online network of literary journals, book publishers, online literary journals, and writers, as well as eclectic literary reviews.
Denney Juvenile Justice Center Poetry
Poetry workshop facilitated by Snohomish County Children's Writer, Mindy Hardwick. Teens write about their lives and experiences and the poems are published in chapbooks.
The Crow and the Moon
Warren Gossett’s site devoted to short form Japanese poetry.
A Word with You Press
Based in San Diego, this web site caters to artists, writers & poets; posts free literary contests & feedback.
An online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh celebrating literary free expression and supporting persecuted poets and novelists worldwide.
Words Without Borders
International exchange for a global literary conversation through translation, publication, and promotion of the best international prose and poetry. We connect international writers to the general public, to students and educators, and to print and other media.
Publishes poetry and serves the community of poets in Wisconsin to each other and to the larger literary world, fosters critical conversations about poetry and builds the audience for poetry.
Shmoop offers in-depth and fun-to-read online learning guides and teacher resources, written by Ph.D. students from top U.S. universities.
The Poetry Page
Poetic voice of the California Central Coast with lots more links.
A rich resource to the life and work of William Stafford as well as other poetry and literary resources.
The Temple Book Store
Charles Potts's web site for his virtual bookstore and information on his bricks and mortar store and school.
Pierre Joris's blog and a place for tracings, translations, meanderings, explorations of a mainly writerly nature.
Gently Read Literature
Internet journal and forum for review, criticism and analysis of contemporary literature, specifically contemporary poetry and literary fiction.
Quarterly print and online publication of reviews of literary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.
Empty Mirror Books
An on-line bookseller specializing in the Beat Generation & modern poetry, with a particular interest in small press poetry. They're located in Mukilteo, north of Seattle.
International Poetry Forum
Home of the Poets-in-Public series celebrating the oral presentation of poetry by internationally recognized poets, actors and musicians.
Site dedicated to Goethe's poetry.
Official web site of the Wheelock’s Latin Series with much to offer in readings and study of Latin.
Posts a new poem every day. Selections are made from publications, large and small, known and little known.
An online poetry journal of new writing published three times a year by John Tranter from Sydney, Australia.
The Poetry Society
Established in 1909, one of Britain's most dynamic arts organizations, the Poetry Society is a membership organization open to all.
Online video showcase featuring established and emerging poets at various venues throughout Southern California.
Bathroom Poetry Project
Places original works of poetry in non-traditional spaces. Current project installations in Boulder CO, Chicago, Austin, Raleigh NC, and in Portland OR.
Arts & Entertainment podcast with host Steve Barker in interviews with musicians, writers, comedians, and artists about their work and upcoming projects.
An electronic journal of poetry and poetics where you can "fast load" for a "slow read."
Dedicated to issues engaging us in the third chapter of our lives when we have the experience, energy and enthusiasm to contribute to our communities and families.
Cable television series on public affairs produced by Ed Mays. Seen on SCAN- Seattle Community Access Network and PSA-Puget Sound Access in King County WA. Also produces shows for Free Speech TV and audio for David Barsamian’s Alternative Radio. Also some cool music.
Mukilteo Arts Guild
Sponsor a number of activities including Writers Group: A literary salon for writers and open to writers from all genres.
Listen Up! Northwest - Reclaim the Media programs on public affairs and community issues. Produced by Yuko Kodama at KBCS.
Artist Trust - Nonprofit organization supporting Washington State artists in all creative disciplines.
Floating Mountain Poets
Seattle-area based consortium of Poets coming together to share their work. Contact email@example.com.
West Of Lenin
Live performance venue of AJ Epstein and his production company, the Ethereal Mutt. An 88-seat black box theatre and studio space in Seattle’s Fremont district.
Freehold Theatre - Studio, lab and center for the practice of theatre. Freehold offers theatrical performances and acting, directing, improv, and playwriting classes taught by working professional artists.
A Seattle-based organization of parents, teachers, writers, booksellers, and librarians with a mission to turn boys into lifelong readers.
Web site of the Pongo Publishing Teen Writing Project. A non-profit, volunteer program in Seattle. We help teens in distress (incarcerated youth, street youth, hospitalized youth, etc.) to write poetry about their lives.
Voices Education Project – Seattle-based home for groups giving voice to peace.
Seattle Youth Speaks
Non-profit literary arts organization for youth serving Seattle and greater Puget Sound region.
NW Haiku Society
Poets from the greater Puget Sound area of WA state dedicated to writing, studying, and appreciating haiku and related genres of poetry written in English.
Bent Arts, a non-profit organization based in Seattle, is the only queer writing institute in the nation.
Washington Poets Association
The state-wide organization dedicated to serving poets and poetry.
Oregon Poetry Association
The web site of the Oregon poets with a mission to help Oregon poets develop their talents and skills, to stimulate an appreciation of poetry and to raise public awareness of Oregon poets.
The Miracle Theatre Group– Home of El Centro Milagro in Portland, Oregon for Spanish and Latin American arts and culture.
Northwest SPokenword LAB
The Northwest SPokenword LAB is an intergenerational spokenword Performance, Resource and Outreach center based in Auburn, WA.
Mountain Writers Series
Portland, Oregon-based organization features authors of regional, national, and international reputation in a variety of events including readings, lectures, workshops, and master classes presented in diverse venues and formats throughout the region.
State chapter of PEN USA and part of the international organization of professional writers founded in 1921. PEN has 130 centers in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Americas with a total membership of approximately 15,000.
PEN American Center
Founded in 1922, one year after International PEN, works to advance literature, to defend free expression, and to foster international literary fellowship.
Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve
Supports the history and culture of the Tulalip Tribes. Free tours every Wednesday from 1-4 pm with the cost of admission. Free admission every first Thursday.
Seattle Free Lances
Social and professional networking group and one of the oldest associations in Seattle for published writers of the Northwest. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washington State Arts Commission for the advancement of arts in our communities. Supports poetry competition by students at http://www.arts.wa.gov/arts-in-education/poetry-out-loud.
Poetic Matrix Press
John Peterson's press based in Madera, California and home to poets and lovers of poetry in the belief that poetry has or should have a say in the quality of contemporary culture. Site has a link to Poetic Matrix Blog. Check it out!
Imprint of Amador Publishers through which Zelda Gatuskin, Editor-in-chief, Amador Publishers, LLC, publishes poetry.
Publishing imprint run by Thomas Hubbard.
Rose Alley Press
Run by David D. Horowitz. Publishes rhymed and metered poetry, cultural commentary, and pamphlets about writing and publication.
Dos Madres Press
Robert Murphy's press based in Ohio and publisher of really beautiful books. A not-for-profit corporation and a 501(c) 3 qualified public charity. Contributions are tax-deductible.
Journal of literature, art, reviews, edited by Phoebe Bosche.
Indigo Editing & Publications
Indigo offers a variety of editing services from developmental editing to proofreading, professional revision guidance, proposal development for independent authors seeking traditional publication, and self-publishing consultations.
Schiel & Denver Book Publishers
Leading provider of ISBN book publishing, editing, marketing and book distribution services to independent authors, in every genre. Member of New York Center for Independent Publishing and United Nations Global Compact Office.
Little Eagle Press
Located in Wisconsin and dedicated to publishing books of poetry and short prose in combination with visual imagery. Ralph Murre is Editor/Publisher.
Northwest printer in Centralia, Washington specializing in design and printing of self-published books. Excellent resource for first-time writers as well as veteran authors. Ask for a copy of their printed guide.
Manzanita Writers Press
Nonprofit literary press devoted to publishing and promoting authors in the California gold country region and beyond.
Free writers' resource listing over 2800 current Fiction and Poetry publications.
Copper Canyon Press
The premier publisher of poetry founded by Sam Hamill.
An independently published poetry journal from Portland, Oregon.
Kalavinka Press - Publishing arm of Kalavinka Dharma Association, founded by Bhikshu Dharmamitra and dedicated to translation and publication of important texts from the early Indian and Chinese Buddhist traditions.
Alice James Books
Nonprofit cooperative poetry press founded in 1973. Manuscripts are selected from regional and national competitions.
Knockout Literary Magazine
Twice yearly publication edited by Jeremy Halinen and others. Half of proceeds of sales of current issue go to Valentino Achak Deng Foundation helping those affected by the civil war in Sudan.
Publishing outfit operating out of Olympia WA. They work to bring you the best unknown poetry they can find.
An independent publisher of poetry, fiction, and lifestyle books, that strives to give a voice to emerging and established writers.
The Montserrat Review
Good writing and good reviews.
Pregnant Moon Review
Expression is vital to living, and that is why we publish poets at all stages of their creative prowess.
An independent publishing house that aims to print books in the fields of mind-body-spirit, environment and sustainable living, as well as inspirational fables for all age groups.
Istanbul Literature Review
Beautiful web site with the vision "to deliver literature everywhere." Its ILR Mobile Edition makes available interesting stories, poems and other pieces.
The latest in book marketing strategies and techniques, new indie titles, industry news, and information about writing, publishing and promoting independently published books.
An independent online publication for California's literary scene. They promote and give a voice to California authors, publishers, booksellers, and readers.
WRITING PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES
Page with all of University of Washington’s Writing, Editing, and Publishing programs, with links to each specific program. Entry link for those students interested in the literary arts, but who may not yet know which program is the “best fit” for them.
Village Books Writes
Village Books in Bellingham hosts writing groups in poetry, fiction and nonfiction.
Creative Writing Now
An online resource for beginning poets and fiction writers, offering advice, writing prompts, and ideas as well as an introduction to various aspects of craft.
Pacific MFA in Writing
An exceptional brief-residency writing program in Oregon. Enter the program in January on the Oregon coast or in June on the Forest Grove campus.
Richard Hugo House
Center for literary arts that supports writers and promotes the creation of new writing.
Oregon Writers Colony
Listing of useful links to writing resources and organizations, workshops, bookstores, and individual writers' home pages.
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, or MALS, is a flexible, interdisciplinary graduate program for lifetime students of all ages.
Log Cabin Literary Center
From Boise, Idaho comes this web site dedicated to providing resources in reading and the art of writing.
Poets & Writers
Online resource for poets and writers in the global literary community.
Internet Public Library
Hosted by the School of Information at the University of Michigan, this site includes links to references, on-line texts, literary criticism, periodicals, the Favorite Poem Project, and other resources valuable to the writer.
Casa de Escritores or House of Writers
This literary hub (casa) promotes the use of the Spanish language through literature.
Poetry in the Arts
Based in Austin, Texas. Has extensive on-line compilation of resources for poets and writers, including indexes of publishers, literary competitions, workshops, etc.
Good resource on mythology, folklore and legend.
Directory of literature-related websites and discussion groups.
Experimental images in photography. Some really cool stuff.
Warren Gossett Fine Art
Web site of Idaho artist, Warren Gossett. Gorgeous paintings.
The Arts Directory
Comprehensive online directory to various art fields, including literature, radio, theatre.
Alliance for Arts
The Greater Vancouver (that's British Columbia) Alliance for Arts and Culture promotes the activities of the arts. Their web site includes a comprehensive calendar of upcoming events in music, art, literary, etc. in the Greater Vancouver area.
Collaborative web site for creative people in all media: artists, musicians and composers, writers, performing artists, computer designers, and those seeking a new edge in their work.
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