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March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Join us for our first collaboration with: Northwest Great Books, Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, and Humanities Washington welcoming our Washington State Poetry Laureate, Rena Priest. Let’s gathering in this beautiful private library, celebrate the spring equinox and listen to the poetry of Ms. Priest including, “A Study in Light” and other poems, read by the author.

Rena Priest is a member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation. She is the incumbent Washington State Poet Laureate and Maxine Cushing Gray Distinguished Writing Fellow. Priest is also the recipient of an Allied Arts Foundation Professional Poets Award and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, Indigenous Nations Poets, and the Vadon Foundation. Her debut collection, Patriarchy Blues, received an American Book Award. Her second collection, Sublime Subliminal, was published as the finalist for the Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award. Her most recent book, Northwest Know-How: Beaches, includes poems, retellings of legends, and fun descriptions of 29 of the most beloved beaches in Washington and Oregon. Priest’s nonfiction has appeared in High Country News, YES! Magazine, Seattle Met, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.

Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum is a nonprofit, member-supported library and cultural center devoted to the intellectually curious. Offering cultural conversations, literary and arts-related discussions, intimate concerts, a circulating collection of donated books, and accessible workspaces, it serves as an incubator to the region’s creative community.
Please register for tickets here to attend. Registration is through the Folio website. Pre-registration is required.


March 19
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Northwest Great Books
Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum


Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
93 Pike St #307
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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