1st Mondays: Readers at the Rainbow

7-9pm at the Rainbow Cafe in Auburn, WA.
112 E Main St, Auburn, WA 98002

Featured readings from PNW poets, followed by open mic. Meet us in the back room, order dinner, and start your month off right.

  • December 5–Special Guests: LiTFUSE Poets!
    Michael Schein, Mary Eliza Crane, Angela Latterall
    Mary Lynne Evans, Joannie Stangeland

Our readings are a joint venture with the Striped Water Poets in Auburn and supported by the Auburn Arts Commission and 4Culture! Thank you to all involved!


2nd Saturdays: NWR at NPCC

7-9pm at Northern Pacific Coffee Company in Parkland, WA
401 Garfield St S, Tacoma, WA 98444

Open mic for writers of all genres in a cafe serving coffee, wine, beer, sandwiches. NPCC is located down the street from Pacific Lutheran University. This venue is looking for a new continuing series, so come on down and let us know in the contact form if you’d like to help keep this going.


WINTER Poetry Workshop: December 17, 2016nwr-elegies-flyer-snip

Postponed due to October Storms!
New date: December 17

Studying the Shadow:
A Poetry Workshop Exploring Elegy with Michael Schmeltzer

Saturday, December 17, 2-4 pm
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church by the Narrows
6730 North 17th St. Tacoma, Washington, 98406

More info here


Poetry Shorts Project

Thanks to everyone who attended our screening at The Grand Cinema in Tacoma for NWR’s first film production, Tell Your Children, 4 short films based on original poetry.
Visit to learn more about our production.

TYC for Arts Cal Oct 2016


Poets on the Farm: TBD August 2017

We had a great time this last August! Please check out our facebook page for photos!
28728 Green River Road SE, Kent, WA 98030

4th Annual summer event at the Mary Olson Farm in Auburn, WA. The event features poetry and a musical performance. Bring your notebook for a brief free-write, a poem about Auburn (or anything else!) for the open mic, and a picnic lunch… we’ll bring dessert. Come join us under the apple tree for a special afternoon!