Coming This Month

Kate Walton

November 30, 2018—Kate Walton (storyteller)

Kate Walton is a writer, a Moth Grand Slam storyteller, and the CEO and owner of Steyer Content, a company that partners with enterprise clients to make meaningful connections between people and information. Kate has a BA in English from Harvard University and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Her hobbies include hiking and looking for her keys.

MC—Michael Dylan Welch

New location—Redmond Heights Senior Living

The address Redmond Heights Senior Center is 7950 Willows Rd, Redmond, WA 98052, at the intersection of Redmond Way and Willows Road. From downtown Redmond—turn right from Redmond Way almost immediately after you cross the bridge over the slough and then drive until you see the building with the large columns in front. From Kirkland—turn left onto Willows Road and go about a quarter mile. Then turn right into the driveway and head to the columns. Plenty of free parking. For directions and Google map, click here, or look at the Redmond Heights website.

Mark your calendars for these dates, too!

Featured readers for 2018

Laura Lee Bennett

December 28, 2018—Laura Lee Bennett (poetry and fiction)

Laura Lee Bennett received her MFA in creative writing from the University of Oregon in 1982. In the 1990s, she discovered Red Sky Poetry Theatre in Seattle, and was embraced by that community. Today she actively supports written and spoken arts in her Eastside community, including past service as president of the Redmond Association of Spokenword (RASP). Snake Medicine (First Step) is Laura Lee's first chapbook.

MC—Pamela Denchfield

Featured readers for 2019

January 25, 2019—Melanie Noel (Redmond poet laureate)

Melanie Noel

Melanie Noel is the author of The Monarchs (Stockport Flats, 2013) and The Ringing, a chapbook forthcoming from Goodmorning Menagerie. Her poems have also appeared in Thermos, Spiral Orb, Weekday, The Volta, and The Arcadia Project. She's written poems for installations and as live scores for short films. She was a co-curator of the dance, music, and poetry series "Apostrophe," and curated "Impala," a reading series that took place in her grandmother's car. She's taught classes in parks, schools, hospitals, and community centers (, and enjoys doing creative engagement work with older adults who have memory loss ( She's honored to serve as Redmond's poet laureate for 2018–2020.

MC—Michael Dylan Welch

February 22, 2019—Gloria Burgess (new children's book is Pass It On)

March 25, 2019—BookClub Seattle: Helen Harris, Doris Jean Hill, and Jackie Roberts

April 26, 2018—TBD

May 31, 2018—Joan D. Stamm (memoir)