NW Voices Presents Poet Kathleen Flenniken
Join in the dialogue and celebrate the voices of our region and our community.
She will be joining us via Zoom for an online NW Voices event on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 7 pm. The link to this Zoom event can be found on the Library’s website at www.longviewlibrary.org/nwvoices.php.
Kathleen Flenniken is the author of three poetry collections, most recently Post Romantic, part of the Pacific Northwest Poetry Series and was published in fall of 2020. Plume won the Washington State Book Award and was a finalist for the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America and the Pacific Northwest Book Awards. Her first book, Famous, won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry and was named a Notable Book by the American Library Association.
Kathleen’s awards include a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Artist Trust. She served as Washington State Poet Laureate from 2012 – 2014.
Kathleen teaches poetry through arts agencies like Writers in the Schools and Jack Straw. For 13 years, she was an editor at Floating Bridge Press, a nonprofit press dedicated to publishing Washington State poets, and currently serves on the board of Jack Straw, an audio arts studio and cultural center. Kathleen holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from Pacific Lutheran University, as well as Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in civil engineering. She lives in Seattle.
All events are free and open to the public. Northwest Voices is funded by the Longview Public Library and Lower Columbia College, Friends of the Longview Library, Longview Library Foundation, and the LCC Foundation.
Colleges, libraries and writers are natural community partners. Both seek to reach out to readers, stimulate thinking and engage people in the pursuit of ideas.
Northwest Voices author events are held quarterly during the academic year (Fall, Winter, Spring). Attendance is open to the public. There is no charge to attend.
Northwest Voices is funded by Lower Columbia College Foundation, Longview Public Library, Friends of the Longview Public Library, Longview Library Foundation, Washington State Arts Commission, and Humanities Washington.
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