Coming This Month

Julie U. Brown

Friday, February 28, 2020—Julie U. Brown
Signup starts at 6:30 PM; reading/open mic starts at 7:00 PM

Julie U. Brown is the author of Little Rocks, a poetry collection, Angry Housewife Fights Tyranny, a journal of political activism, and Church Chat, An Awkward Spiritual Journey. Her work has appeared in places such as Pack and Paddle, Real Change, The Snoqualmie Valley Record, and The Argonaut. She lives with her husband and son along a winding highway in the Pacific Northwest.

MC—Rose Ramm

RASP meets monthly at
Centro Cultural Mexicano

(formerly Los Pajaros Studio Gallery)

    Centro Cultural Mexicano

Join us at Centro Cultural Mexicano (formerly Los Pajaros Studio Gallery) at 7945 Gilman St. in Redmond, between McDonalds Books and Redmond Vacuum, two doors down from Victor's Coffee. Click here for the map and directions. Read more in the Redmond Reporter. For more information about upcoming exhibits, visit the gallery's website.

Upcoming Readings and Events

Daniel Edward Moore

Friday, March 27, 2020—Daniel Edward Moore (poet)

Daniel Edward Moore lives on Whidbey Island with the poet Laura Coe Moore. His poems are forthcoming in Weber Review, Cultural Weekly, Tule Review, Poetry South, January Review, Plainsongs, The Cape Rock, Artifact Nouveau, and Panoplyzine. His chapbook, Boys, from Duck Lake Books, and first full-length collection, Waxing the Dents, from Brick Road Poetry, were both recently released. His work has been nominated for Pushcart prizes and Best of the Net. Visit him at


David Patneaude

Friday, April 24, 2020—David Patneaude (young adult fiction)

David Patneaude began writing seriously (more or less) in the 1980s. His first novel, Someone Was Watching, was published in 1993. His books have been named to dozens of state young readers’ lists and honored by the New York Public Library, the Society of School Librarians International, the Winnetka (Illinois) Public Library’s "One Book, Two Villages" program, and the Washington State Public Library. His 2010 young adult novel Epitaph Road was a nominee for the 2013–2014 Nebraska Golden Sower Book Award. His 2018 alternative history/sci-fi young adult novel Fast Backward has garnered much praise. When he’s not in a coffee shop writing, or at a school or library or conference discussing writing, or on the trail thinking about writing, he’s home in Woodinville, Washington with his wife Judy, a retired middle school librarian. Visit his website at

MC—Michael Dylan Welch

Friday, May 29, 2020—So, Dear Writer (anthology)

So, Dear Writer is an anthology featuring thirteen craft talks on writing from Seattle’s long-running "It’s About Time" reading series. Its diverse group of working educators and poets offers practical advice on subjects of interest to fiction and nonfiction writers as well as poets.

Esther Altshul Helfgott is founder of the "It’s About Time Writer’s Reading Series" and coeditor of So, Dear Writer … An It’s About Time Writers’ Reading Series Anthology.

Michael G. Hickey has a BA from the University of Arizona and an MFA from the University of Washington. In 2008, he was elected Seattle’s eighth "Poet Populist" after having been nominated by Esther Helfgott and the "It’s About Time" reading series.

Peggy Sturdivant founded the Ballard Writers Collective and facilitates writing workshops throughout Seattle. She coauthored the nonfiction book Out of Nowhere and is a freelance writer. Her website is

Julene Tripp Weaver is a somatic psychotherapist and writer in Seattle. She has a chapbook and two full-size poetry books. Julene’s website is


Armin Tolentino

Friday, June 26, 2020—Armin Tolentino (poet)

Armin Tolentino is the author of the poetry collection We Meant to Bring It Home Alive (Alternating Current Press, 2019). He earned an MFA at Rutgers University-Newark and his poetry has appeared in numerous journals including Common Knowledge, Arsenic Lobster, Hyphen Magazine, and Raven Chronicles. He is a phenomenal clapper, a passable ukulele player, and a bumbling, but enthusiastic, fisherman. More info at


Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26, 2020—Poets in the Park at Anderson Park in Redmond

Judith Adams

Friday, July 31, 2020—Judith Adams (poet)

Judith Adams is an English-born Whidbey Island poet. She has published four books of poetry and recorded several CDs of her work. Her poems have been published in magazines and anthologies and choreographed for dance. Judith has read at museums, libraries, correctional Institutions, retreat centers, and state hospitals, and she regularly conducts poetry workshops. Judith is currently a speaker for the "Humanities Washington" speakers bureau for 2019–20. Her website is


Friday, August 28, 2020—Dawn-Marie Oliver

Friday, September 25, 2020—TBA

Friday, October 30, 2020—TBA

Friday, November 20, 2020—TBA
Moved ahead to avoid Thanksgiving holiday weekend

Friday, December 4, 2020—Annual Holiday Party

Friday, December 18, 2020—TBA
Moved ahead to avoid Christmas holiday weekend