Rayn Roberts On The Road 2017
Here’s a schedule of venues I will appear at with other poets in 2017. I’m planning to get out to public libraries as much as possible. I will continue to add more readings as the list grows so look for updates.
1) Feb 11th 4-6pm Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle, WA. Reader’s Choice Features Rayn Roberts Open Mic Included. Contact J. Glenn Evans 360-459-9288 or JGE@poetswest.com
2) March 15th 7:00-8:00 p.m. The Creekside, 18200 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE. features Rayn Roberts, Michael Dylan Welch & Tanya McDonald. (Intersection of Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE and 140th Avenue NE), Woodinville, WA Open Mic Included. Poets are asked to provide family-oriented material.
3) April 8th 7pm Tsunga Art Gallery 10101 Main St., Bothell WA features Chris Jarmick & Rayn Roberts. PoetsWest reader’s choice poetry with OPEN MIC. Contact J. Glenn Evans 360-459-9288 or JGE@poetswest.com or Gallery Owner Ken 425 483 7385.
4) April 21st 4- 5:45 pm. PoetsWest, in honor of National Poetry Month, features Kevin O’Conner, Terry Busch & Rayn Roberts @ Lynnwood Public Library 19200 44th Ave W. Lynnwood 98036. Open Mic Included.
5) April 27 Thurs. 6:30 – 7pm, I will be on KSER Radio FM 90.7 for PoetsWest with other fine Pac. NW Poets including Pieter Zilinsky, Jim Lutz, Len Tew, Michael Magee, Jane Alynn & more.
6) April 28th 7-9 pm Poetry Night Out features PoetsWest Poet, Rayn Roberts @ Kanjin Yoga and Art Center, 5701 Rainier Ave S. Suite B, Seattle 98118, Open Mic included. Contact Dee Williams 206-722-2665 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
7) May 17th Traditions Cafe, 300 5th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98501. 6:30 pm. Rayn Roberts, Carrie Gilstrap Nettle. in Open Mic.
8) May 27th 12:45 PM to 2:15 PM. PoetsWest features NW Poets Eugene Marckx, Terry Busch, Kevin O’Conner. Mount Lake Terrace Public Library Small meeting room. 23300 58th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-4630. Host Rayn Roberts Open Mic!
9) June 10th 4-6pm Green Lake Branch Seattle Library Saturday 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle, WA. PoetsWest features Rayn Roberts & Chris Jarmick. Contact J. Glenn Evans 360-459-9288 or JGE@poetswest.com
10) July 8th 4-6 pm: PoetsWest Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle. Keith Moul & Bruce Taylor are the featured readers. Rayn Roberts will read in the Open mic. Hosted by Art Gomez.
11) July 8th 7-8:30 pm Tsuga Fine Art Poetry Reading: Sign up for Open 6:45 or so. Join Terry Busch, Rayn Roberts and others for the Poetry Night at the gallery. Enjoy local poets and bring your own poems for the open mic! Enjoy light refreshments, great art and excellent company. For more information, call 425.483.7385. Open Mic follows feature.
10101 Main St, Bothell, Washington 98011
12) August 12 , 2017 at 4:00 p.m. Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle PoetsWest features Nancy Dahlberg & Murray Gordon. Open mic special appearance by Spoken Word Artist Chris Vannoy just back from his tour of Europe. Click here for a taste of Chris Vannoy. This is a must hear reading hosted by Rayn Roberts.
13) Sept 9, 2017 Saturday,7:00 p.m. Tsuga Fine Art and Framing, 10101 Main St., Bothell WA. PoetsWest. Rayn Roberts, Terry Busch & maybe even Kevin O’Conner in Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 360-459-9288 or email@example.com or the gallery at 425.483.7385.
14) Sept 10th 2:00- 4:30pm: “Taking on Trump “: Poets read poems about Trump in an Open Mic. Hosted by the African American Writers Alliance @ Columbia City Library, 4721 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle. Contact Georgia McDade 206.722.0964 or firstname.lastname@example.org ~ With the way many are feeling about 45, this is liable to be impassioned reading full of protest poems directed at Trump and his minions. Parking is often difficult but you can generally find a place within a few blocks.
15) September 21st 7pm SoulFood Poetry Night 15748 Redmond Way Redmond 98052 Features PoetsWest writers: Special Guest from Portland, Oregon, Tiel Aisha Ansari with Art Gomez, Rayn Roberts & Kevin O’Conner. Open Mic Included. Michael Dylan Welch, Host.
Tiel Aisha Ansari
Oregon Poetry Association, President
SoulFood Poetry Night
16) Sep 29, 2017 7:00 p.m. Rayn Roberts @ Kanjin Yoga and Art Center 5701 Rainier Ave S. Suite B, Seattle Open mic. Contact Dee Williams 206-722-2665 or email@example.com.
17) Oct 14 2017. 7:00 p.m. @ Tsuga Fine Art and Framing , 10101 Main St., Bothell WA. PoetsWest features Rayn Roberts & Chris Jarmick Open mic follows. Contact J. Glenn Evans 360-459-9288 or firstname.lastname@example.org or the gallery at 425.483.7385.
18) Nov. 15th 2017, 7:00 p.m. Rayn Roberts features @ The Creekside, 18200 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE, (Intersection of Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE and 140th Avenue NE), Woodinville, Open Mic follows feature Contact J. Glenn Evans. 360-459-9288 or JGE@poetswest.com
Rayn Roberts says, “I’m not a poet. I’m a puppeteer. I dangle figures and images in the air and on the page to enlighten, educate and encourage self-expression. I also hope my puppets will wake people up to political and ecological realities that we face these days. A graduate of the University of San Diego where he studied English Literature under poet & legendary instructor, Lee Gerlach, he taught ESL in Asia for nearly 17 years, but now lives near Seattle. His poetry can be found in his own books and many journals including Rattle, The Sow’s Ear Review, Thunder Sandwich, The Pedestal Magazine, The Golden Lantern, City Works, Poetic Voices, Voices in Wartime, PoetsWest, The Poet’s Corner in Fieralingue and others. His latest book, from Poetic Matrix Press, is “Of One and Many Worlds.” In 2006 he was included by Evolving Editions in their interfaith understanding series “Illuminations” and in 2017 he was in “Along the Shore” an Anthology of poems about the sea from Lost Tower Press, London, UK.
Printed anthologies: The San Diego Poetry Annual, Garden Oak Press in association with the San Diego Entertainment & Arts Guild (SDEAG), Along the Shore from Lost Tower Press, London, UK, The Book of Hope & The World Healing Book from Beyond Borders Press ~ In the Arms of Words: Poems for Disaster Relief by Foothills Publishing and Sherman Asher and The Philosophical Library of Escondido California’s New Anthology entitled Paths. His books are available on Amazon and Poetic Matrix.