SRPF Upcoming Events

SRPF Past Events

Make Me Wanna Holler Music & Poetry

With Heron & Crow, Erik Christensen Band & Deep River Band

Guest poets Michael Daley, Judy Kleinberg

& Luther Allen


an open poetry mic

July 24,  2-7 PM

Pioneer Park, LaConner

The event is free but food and beverages will be sold

Bring a camp chair


2-3 PM ~ Heron & Crow~ Bluegrass and originals

3-3:45~ Featured Poets & Open Mic

3:45-5:00~ Deep River Blues~ Country blues from the ’20’s-’50’s

5-5:45~Featured Poets & Open Mic

5:45-7:00~ Erik Christensen Band~singer/songwriter folk & rock group


Poetry Night

Friday, March 25th, 2022

7 PM

Pelican Bay Books, Anacortes

Author & Poet Michael Daley will be reading new works

Also performing

Skagit River Poetry Foundation Student Poets Laureate

Olivia Elias & Lucy Shainin


Poet Georgia Johnson


Brad Killion



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