WWBA presents the seventh season of its signature series Walking with Whitman: Poetry in Performance. New for 2017 is a community open mic! After a musical prelude, the main event begins at 8 pm with the featured poet, Dorianne Laux.
Dorianne Laux is the author of several collections of poetry, including Awake(1990); What We Carry (1994), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Smoke (2000); Facts about the Moon (2005), chosen by the poet Ai as winner of the Oregon Book Award and also a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize; and The Book of Men (2011). She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and has been a Pushcart Prize winner. Laux teaches poetry in the Program in Creative Writing at North Carolina State University and is a founding faculty of Pacific University’s Low Residency MFA Program.
5:30 pm Sign up for community open mic (Online pre-registration recommended. Walk-ins are welcome)
6:00 pm Open mic performances begin
7:30 pm Musical prelude w/ the Tommy Santoriello Trio
8:00 pm Poetry reading, Q&A, book signing
Next Walking With Whitman:
Friday, December 1st: David Amran
HS Students are free
College Students $5
Tickets available at the door. Refreshments will be served. This event is accessible to those with physical disabilities.