With the holidays passed and 2010 upon us, the Skagit River Poetry Project is fast-forwarding into Festival mode! We have a plethora of poetry events every month for us to savor: Here are some to look forward to:

Village Books in Bellingham is hosting a free “Voices of Place” reading on January 16th with a $25 poet reception fund-raiser afterward. Six area poets will read from their works.

MoNA is partnering with the Project and hosting a Poetry and Valentine Making Party for Adults on February 13th with food and wine. Poets Samuel Green and Lorraine Ferra with guide us through the word-smithing while a visual artist will be on hand to help us make that perfect valentine. Also in February, Cgynus Gallery and Maple Hall in La Conner will be the place to be on February 20th for a Benefit Concert and Art Sale.

MoNA once again will be the site for our Spring MoNA Poetry Series in March. We are still working on the details but it will be a grand evening of poetry and music.
And of course, throughout all these months, we have our poets collaborating with students and teachers in our area schools for week-long residencies. Poetry is alive and well! Happy New Year!