SRPF Current Events


Tony Curtis! Is coming home to Skagit Valley for a fun evening of farm to table food, drinks, music and poetry.  Join us for a live and silent auction to celebrate our rich Skagit heritage.

Folk: Farmers, Fishers & Foresters.  Saturday, October 16,

Bertelsen Winery, 6:30-10 PM

To begin the fun, we are raffling a gift basket each month until October.   July’s basket theme: “Farmers” will include fare from Skagit. Some items include: A picnic for 6, food organized by Georgia Johnson and delivered to your specified location and date & a bag of fall bulbs. Basket value to equal $300.   Get your early bird auction ticket $45/person before July 31st and be entered in to win the July Farmer’s Basket.

Winner will be drawn July 31st.

Site will go live on July 1st. This takes you to our Gifts for Greater Giving site.

SRPF Past Events


Truth, Beauty & Tulips final (1)

Join Washington State Poet Laureate, Rena Priest, Copper Canyon Press poet, Nikki Wallschlaeger,
along with local poets, Jessica Gigot & Gail Davern.

Thank you to Seaport Books in LaConner, WA for partnering with us for this event. Author books can be purchased here.


An evening with Terrance Hayes



Lucy Shainin

Olivia Elias


Octavia Prosser


Daemond Arrindell


The Skagit River Poetry Foundation and The Manieri Jazz Endowment of the Anacortes Library present Wordjazz, a hybrid of poetry and jazz performed by local students on Wednesday, April 14 at 7:00 pm.

The performance features the poetry of the SRPF’s three student laureates: Lucy Shainin from Anacortes H.S., Octavia Prosser from Oak Harbor H.S. and Olivia Elias from Sedro Woolley H.S.

Also performing is musician Kellen Murphy from Anacortes High School. Each student poet has collaborated with musicians to create a combination of words and jazz which is more than the sum of its parts.

The performance can be viewed on the Poetry Foundation’s website at or on the Anacortes Library site at