Festival 2016

Tickets NOW on sale for the 9th BienniaNaomi-Shihab-Nye-2005l Skagit RIver Poetry Festival!!!

May 19-22
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  • Early Bird Tickets available until March 1 for the festival. Early Bird Tickets include:
  • Thursday Night Speak Out! Wake Up! with poets: Jeanann Verlee, Jamaal May, Tarfia Faizullah and friends.
  • Friday Open to the Public sessions from 2:30 to the evening Gathering of Poets: All Festival Poets read one poem
  • Saturday:¬† All sessions beginning at 8 am and ending at the Festival 10 PM.

Individual priced tickets  General, Student and Senior also available for:
Poets Soiree, Thursday Night 5-7:30 PM
Speak Out Wake Up, Thursday Night 8-10 PM
Friday 2:30- 9:30 PM
Saturday 8 am- 9:30 PM
Saturday Night

Workshops will be on sale by April



La Conner and the Skagit River Poetry Foundation are thrilled to announce a the line up for the upcoming festival.

We welcome these poets:

Daemond Arrindell
Lorna Dee Cervantz
James Crews
Natalie Diaz
Kathy Fagan
Tarfia Faizullah
Lorraine Ferra
Norman Fischer
Matt Gano
Paul Hansen
Kasey Jueds
Richard Kenney
Jamaal May
Garth Martens
Tim McNulty
Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Naomi Shihab Nye
Martha Silano
Jeanann Verlee
Koon Woon
Jan Zwicky