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.

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!


Poets on the Ave

Friday April 26, 7-9pm, FREE
Auburn Ave. Dinner Theatre
10 Auburn Ave, Auburn WA 98002

To celebrate National Poetry Month, Northwest Renaissance Poets is partnering with the City of Auburn to host our 4th Poets on the Ave…It’s FREE and all are welcome to join us!

Featuring Auburn’s reigning Poet Laureate, Susan Landgraf. Other special guests will include former and newly appointed Tacoma Poets Laureate, Josie Emmons Turner and Abby E. Murray, local author and educator, Avis Adams and Northwest Fisher poet Patrick Dixon, and Auburn’s first Poet Laureate, Dick Brugger. 

There will be light refreshments and poetry informational tables in the lobby, and poetry books for sale!

Hope to see you there!


Poets on the Farm:  August 24, 2018

Saturday, August 24, 1-4pm, FREE
28728 Green River Road SE, Kent, WA 98030

Join us for our 6th Annual summer event at the Mary Olson Farm in Auburn, WA.  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 and some great summer music. The event is FREE and no registration or experience is required. Come join us under the apple tree for a special afternoon!


Poetry Shorts Project

NWR’s first film production, Tell Your Children, 4 short films based on original poetry. The film is currently in festival submissions. Visit to learn more about our production.