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October Members’ Meeting!

October 21, 2017
Wenatchee Public Library
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310 Douglas Street, Wenatchee, WA, United States, 98801

Our Members’ Meetings are back! The next one will be October 21st at the Wenatchee Public Library (Down the stairs, through the kids’ book section, and all the way in the back.) Everything begins at 9 AM and ends at 11 AM, so come show us your bright-eyed, bushy-tailed self, mingle with other local authors, and hear a great presentation!

Please join award-winning visual artist and poet Joanna Thomas for an informal talk and
generative workshop exploring notions of the sublime unconscious, divine nonchalance, and
effortless concentration, as she explains how writing a postcard-a- day means you will never
suffer from writer’s block again. Please bring a pen––postcards will be provided. A question-
and-answer session will continue the conversation after the workshop.
Joanna Thomas, along with several hundred poets from near and far, has participated for years
in the August Poetry Postcard Festival (AugPoPo), founded in 2007 by Seattle’s acclaimed
poet/interviewer/literary activist Paul E. Nelson (www.paulenelson.com). Her poem “The
Floods Come” is included in the newly released anthology 56 Days of August, a collection of
poetry postcards available from Five Oaks Press (www.five-oaks- press.com). Her work has also
appeared in Ekphrasis, Found Poetry Review, Otoliths, Picture Sentence, and shuf/Poetry, as well
as several anthologies, including WA State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall’s WA129, available from
Sage Hill Press (www.sagehillpoetry.com).
Thomas is a founding member of PUNCH (www.punchgallery.org), an artist-run gallery located
in Seattle’s Pioneer Square district from 2006-2016, and the founder of Inland Poetry and The
Prowl (www.inlandpoetry.com), an annual day-long celebration of poetry featuring guest
readers, craft talks, open mics, live radio broadcast, book fair, and film screening, taking place
each April in historic downtown Ellensburg, WA. She lives in a tin house, on the wrong side of
the railroad tracks, with a dog named Archie. Visit her at www.joannathomas.xyz.

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