Coming This Month

Gloria Burgess

Friday, February 22, 2019—Gloria Burgess (new children's book is Pass It On!)
Signup starts at 6:30 PM; reading/open mic starts at 7:00 PM

Gloria Burgess’s poetry, stories, and scholarship celebrate her diverse heritage. She’s poetry fellow with Cave Canem, a prestigious collective of poets and writers of the African Diaspora. Her work appears in several anthologies, including The Ringing Ear, Gathering Ground, and From My Soul to His Spirit, and has been featured on the BBC, NPR, and PBS. One of Gloria’s most recent books is Pass It On!, a picture biography of her father’s life-changing relationship with Nobel Laureate William Faulkner. Her website is

MC—Rose Gamble

NEW LOCATION: RASP is moving to Los Pajaros Studio Gallery starting on Friday, February 22

Los Pajaros Studio Gallery

RASP is moving to a new home, starting with the Februray 22 reading. Meet us at Los Pajaros Studio Gallery at 7945 Gilman St. in Redmond. This colorful new location is between McDonalds Books and Redmond Vacuum, and is two doors down from Victor's Coffee. Click here for the map and directions.

Los Pajaros Studio Gallery has have multiple exhibits per year featuring local artists. The Gallery Space also hosts cultural events and community gatherings. For more information about the upcoming exhibit, visit the gallery's website. And read about the grand opening in the Redmond Reporter.

Upcoming Readings and Events

Friday, March 29, 2019—BookClub Seattle (short stories): Helen Harris, Doris Jean Hill, and Jackie Roberts
Signup starts at 6:30 PM; reading/open mic starts at 7:00 PM

MC—Emily Dietrich

Friday, April 26, 2019—TBA


Friday, May 31, 2018—Joan D. Stamm (memoir)
Signup starts at 6:30 PM; reading/open mic starts at 7:00 PM

MC—Michael Dylan Welch

Friday, June 28, 2019—TBA


Watch here for news and information about 2019 Poets in the Park!