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Eight ‘Last Wednesday’ poets are featured at Fourth Friday readings

The Fourth Friday Readings in Sequim feature a Thanksgiving smorgesbord of writers. Eight poets will be featured at 6 p.m. on Nov. 22 at Rainshadow Coffee Bar, 157 W. Cedar St. The public is invited to this special holiday event hosted by Writers on the Spit.


The eight poets include Gene Bradbury, Howard Chadwick, Judith Duncan, Jim Fisher, Mary Jill Klay, George Lindamood, Ruth Marcus and Terry Moore. Their recently published book, “Last Wednesday: A Pacific Northwest Anthology of Poetry” (Wide Awake Publishing) pays tribute to the time they spend on the last Wednesday of every month, sharing and critiquing their poems. They will read from this newly published anthology.


The 112-page anthology represents a diversity of poetic style, syntax and theme. These Northwest poets write together, read together and have now published together. Some members have been publishing for years, and for others it is a new experience.


The Last Wednesday Poets hope to inspire others to form writing groups and self-publish. Their book is an example of creative efforts that come from a group of writers who have become friends.


Admission is free. Readings begin at 6:30 p.m., but you’ll want to arrive by 6 p.m. to choose your favorite seat and order your treat for the evening. The Fourth Friday Readings include open mic readings from the audience. Those interested may put their names in to be drawn for a five-minute reading.


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