RASP Reading Series featuring Michael Dylan Welch & Open Mic

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We are a lively community of poets and writers who meet once a month to share our work. Please join us! Come early to sign up for Open Mic. This event is FREE.

The RASP reading series is produced by Redmond Association of Spokenword (RASP) and sponsored by the City of Redmond.

About the featured reader: Michael Dylan Welch has published thousands of his poems, reviews, and essays in hundreds of journals and anthologies in at least fifteen languages. He has won and judged numerous contests, and has published dozens of books, including four translations from Japanese. Michael is currently vice president of the Haiku Society of America, a board member of the Washington Poets Association, curator for the SoulFood Poetry Night, and founder/perpetrator of National Haiku Writing Month, which reached more than a quarter million people in its second year (2012). He was founder and first president of the Tanka Society of America, cofounded the Haiku North America conference and the American Haiku Archives, is a former Jack Straw writer, and also translated a poem that appeared on the back of 150,000,000 U.S. postage stamps in March of 2012. Michael lives in Sammamish, Washington. His website, devoted chiefly to poetry, especially haiku, is www.graceguts.com.




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