Our mission is to support lifelong literacy and cultural diversity through the writing, reading, performing, and teaching of poetry in Northwest Washington schools and communities.


The Fugitives

Please join the Port of Skagit and the Skagit River Poetry Foundation for an afternoon and evening of music, poetry and refreshments on August 24, 4-8 PM.   This outside event will feature the East Vancouver spoken word and folk music sensation, The Fugitives,  recently returned from their European tour.    Opening for The Fugitives will will the Erik Christensen Band.    This event will take place at the La Conner Marina, 613 N 3rd Street.   A $10 donation will go to support SRPF’s mission to build literacy in our schools and community  using poetry as the instrument.   Bring your camp chair, your picnic blanket and your dancing shoes for this outside fund raiser.

“A sold-out crowd was fed harmonious chants and folksy carols…the music had us glued to our seats” SEE

“Despite their all-acoustic lineup, the Fugitives bring enough energy to the stage to light up a small city… ” Georgia Straight -



Since 1998, our non-profit has put top poets  in 3,000 classrooms, for 1,000 days, inspiring more than 400,000 students in the appreciation and creation of poetry.

“These master poets change students’ lives when they enter our area classrooms. They help students see inside themselves, help them find wonder in the world around them, lead them in the joy of discovering all that poetry makes possible.”

Molly McNulty, Executive Director