Festival Schedule


Our 8th biennial festival, with readings, conversations and workshops, will be held May 15-18 in the historic town of La Conner, Washington.


Poets Table Dinner   May 15, 5:30-7:30 Maple Hall    Enjoy a sumptuous dinner of local cuisine and Washington wines while visiting with festival poets at your table.

An Evening with Sherman Alexie and Tom Robbins  May 15, 8:00-10:00, La Conner Elementary School Gym    Kick off the four day festival with two of the Northwest’s most lyrical, literary rock stars, Sherman Alexie (“The Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven”) and Tom Robbins (“Even Cowgirls Get the Blues”) who will swap wit, wordplay, and wild wisdom together on opening night.   Moderated by former Seattle PI entertainment reporter, ML Lyke.

Visual Art, Poetry & Music~ Live painting with Fritha Strand during the Friday and Saturday Night Samplers     Paintings auctioned after the Sampler each evening to benefit SRPF

Festival After Hours: Join the Jefferson Rose Band and Festival poets for an after hours poetry and music jam, Saturday, May 17 after the poetry sampler.   Venue TBA