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.

  • May 1–Laura Allen & Special Mystery Poet

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 28, 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 3rd Poets on the Ave…It’s FREE and all are welcome to join us!

Our featured guests will include Auburn Poet Laureate, Marjorie Rommel, the one and only “Wicked!” Dick Brugger, current Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall, former Washington State poets laureate Elizabeth Austen and Sam Green, and local youth poet Summer Barnett.

As a special feature this year, we’ll see a sneak peek from local poet and actress Emilie Rommel Shimkus’ short poetry film “Tell your Children.”

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

The event is posted on facebook here.

Hope to see you there!


Poets on the Farm:  August 26 2017

We had a great time this last August! Please check out our facebook page for photos!
Saturday, August 26, 1-4pm, FREE
28728 Green River Road SE, Kent, WA 98030

Join us for our 4th Annual summer event at the Mary Olson Farm in Auburn, WA. The event features the multi-talented Peter Ludwin sharing his poetry and music. 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. 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

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. The film is currently in festival submissions. Visit to learn more about our production.

TYC for Arts Cal Oct 2016