The Northwest Renaissance is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Since 1980, NWR has been dedicated to celebrating and facilitating poetry events and publications for the Puget Sound community. We hold at least one workshop a year with acclaimed teaching, publishing, practicing poetry artists from the Puget Sound area and beyond.


NWR hosts a monthly reading and open mic series, as well as special readings and events. We are also currently producing our first film project based on poetry.


For copies of our many anthologies, including 20+ years of Poets at the Kent Canterbury Faire and our Jump Start anthology, please contact nwrpoetryboard@gmail.com.

The NWR is generously supported by grant funding from the Auburn Arts Commission and 4Culture.