April 22, 2023: A reading to celebrate the release Subhaga Crystal Bacon’s Surrender of Water in Hidden Places in Twisp. More details soon.
April 15, 2023: Madrona Project Reading Series, a poetry reading with Claudia Castro Luna and Susan Rich at Pelican Bay Books, Anacortes, 7:00 pm. Free.
March 12, 2023: A poetry reading with Mary Pinard (author of Ghost Heart, winner of the Ex Ophidia Prize) in the Sanctuary of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 15 Roy Street, 1:00 pm. Free.
February 22, 2023: Downriver from Hanford, an event partnering Patagonia with Hanford Challenge and featuring Rena Priest and the Director of the Department of Ecology, 6pm. Free with registration.
April 24, 2022: The Get Lit! Festival in Spokane. More details soon.
April 29, 2021: Books in Common NW Series–a reading and conversation with Kim Stafford (Singer Come from Afar, Red Hen Press), Sy Hoahwah (Ancestral Demon, University of New Mexico Press) and Kathleen Flenniken, jointly sponsored by Paulina Springs Books (Oregon) , Madison Books (Washington) and Country Bookshelf (Montana). 6:30 – 7:45 pm. Free.
April 21, 2021: A remote reading at 7:00 PT for the Pacific Northwest Voices Poetry Series at Longview Public Library. Here is the Zoom link for this webinar event. Free.
April 14, 2021: The Passing of the Laurel Celebration! For our new Washington State Poet Laureate, Rena Priest. Be part of the ceremony. For a recording of the event, link here.
March 18, 2021: A remote conversation and reading with poet Spencer Reece to celebrate the publication of The Secret Gospel of Mark: A Poet’s Memoir, for Elliott Bay Books in Seattle. 6:00 pm (PT). A recording of the event is temporarily available on Facebook here.
February 25, 2021: A remote reading with Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna for Northwind Poetry Series in Port Townsend, WA. Her most recent book is One River, a Thousand Voices.
December 20, 2020: JOLABOKAFLOD PDX–an online book fair for the holidays! Kathleen will present “How Do Americans Learn to Be Americans”–a personal history of growing up in Richland, WA, with pictures and poems from Plume and Post Romantic. 2:00 pm (PT) Watch on YouTube here.
December 5, 2020: A reading with wonderful Christopher Howell at wonderful Auntie’s Bookstore in Spokane. 7:30 (PT). Tune in for this remote event! Info here.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 7:00pm (PT): A remote reading and conversation with fiction writer Donna Miscolta, author of the new short story collection, Living Color: Angie Rubio Stories, and Tiffany Midge, author of the Washington State Book Award Finalist, Bury my Heart at Chuck E. Cheese’s. Moderated by poet and National Geographic Explorer Rena Priest. Hosted by Seattle Arts and Lectures. POSTSCRIPT: Temporary access to the recorded reading here.
August 4, 2020: A remote event featuring Steve Olson along with Kathleen Flenniken and hosted by Town Hall, Seattle, celebrating the publication of Steve Olson’s powerful new book, The Apocalypse Factory (Norton), on the history and implications of the Hanford Site. 7:30. See the archived event here.
November 9, 2019: A Hanford event at North Spokane Library featuring Sharma Shields, author of The Cassandra, and Kathleen Flenniken. More information to come.
September 21, 2019: Laureatefest! All the former and current Washington State Poets Laureate together in Olympia, WA for a panel and reading. Free.
June 20, 2019: Hanford: A Conversation and Personal Stories in Poetry and Prose with Pat Hoover. Main Mtg Room – Co-Sponsored by OSU. Corvallis Public Library. 6:30pm. Free.
May 28, 2019: A Madrid reading with Kathleen Flenniken, Kit Fan, and Peg Boyers at Desperate Literature Book Shop, 6:30 pm. A part of Unamuno Poetry Festival in Madrid, Spain! May 27 – June 1. Free.
February 20, 2019: A reading at Third Place Books Ravenna with Alaskan poet, Mar Ka, who visits Seattle with her new collection, Be-Hooved, 7:00 pm.
December 9, 2018: Celebration of Nancy Dickeman’s chapbook, Lantern. Readers include Nancy Dickeman, Jim Miller, Chelsea Bolan, and Kathleen Flenniken. Elliott Bay Books, 3:00 pm.
October 4, 2018: Les Bailey Writers Series, St. Martins University, Lacey, WA, 7:00 pm.
August 5, 12, 19 & 27, 2017: Goat Hall Productions presents Fresh Voices XVII–Feet First into Fire! Composer John Bilotta has set “The League of Minor Characters” by Kathleen Flenniken and “Nancy Drew,” “Cinderella’s Diary,” and “Kryptonite” by Ron Koertge into a song cycle for soprano and piano, called “The League of Minor Characters.” Four performances in San Francisco.
Thursday, August 17, 2017: Mineral School Visiting Author Series with poet and author Leanne Dunic, Mineral, Washington, 7:30 pm. free.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017: A celebration of Seattle’s Poetry Grid, masterminded by Civic Poet Claudia Castro Luna, Open Books, Seattle, 7:00 pm, free.
Saturday, June 10, 2017: Inaugural Reading for Crysta Casey’s posthumous poetry collection, Rules for Walking Out, Open Books, Seattle, 7:00 pm, free.
Friday, April 28, 2017: The Unamuno Author Series with Luis J. Rodgriguez, Madrid, Spain, 8:00 pm.
Thursday, March 9, 2017: Hanford: A Conversation, personal stories in poetry & prose, along with Hanford downwinder and activist Patricia Hoover, Sprint/Baker Gallery, 77 NE Wauna Ave, White Salmon, WA, free, 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017: The Art of Writing: An Evening with Three Powerful Women Writers, along with Marianne Apostolides and Jennie Goode, Student Center 130 on the campus of Seattle University, free and open to the public, 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017: Nuclear Life in the Anthropocene, a brown bag discussion around the Hanford Site and the poems in Plume, Simpson Center 202 on the University of Washington Campus, free and open to the public, Noon – 1pm.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017: Local Voices at the Sorrento Hotel, free, 7:30.
Monday, January 9, 2017: Easy Speak Wedgwood at Wedgwood Alehouse, hosted by Peter Munro. 7:00 pm signup, 8:00 Open Mic, featured reading begins approximately 8:50.
Monday, October 3, 2016: Women in Poetry, a brief history set in Washington State, for the Tacoma Aloha Club, at the Tacoma Art Museum, 2:00 pm.
Friday, September 30 at 5:30 pm and Sunday, October 2 at 1:30 pm, 2016: A performance of music and poetry (from Plume) in the historic Hanford B-Reactor, newly designated a National Park, in celebration of the National Park Service’s centenary. Tickets available through the Mid Columbia Mastersingers website. A description of the program here.
Thursday, September 22: Open Books: “Offices of Poetry,” a reading.
Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 3:00 pm: “Field Guide to the End of the World”: Joining Jeannine Hall Gailey, who will read from her new poetry collection at Matthew’s Winery, Woodinville, WA.
May 29, 2016: Hosting the Jack Straw Writers at Folk Life Festival, Seattle Center, 1:00 pm
April 26, 2016: Particles on the Wall at Cascadia College, 1:30 pm
April 19, 2016: The Willamette Poetry Series at The Vault in Portland, OR, 7:00 pm
April 16-17, 2016: GetLit! in Spokane, WA:
All We Can Hold reading, Saturday at 12:00 pm
Lost Horse and Lynx House reading, Sunday at 6:00 pm
April 15, 2016: Kelli Agodon, Alice Derry, and Kathleen Flenniken:
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (2333 San Juan), Port Townsend, WA, 7:00 PM
April 12, 2016: Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman at Hugo House, 7:00 pm
February 17, 2016: WordsWest with author Stephanie Kallos at C&P Coffee House, 7:00 pm
February 9, 2016: Passing of the Laurel at Hugo House, 6:30