Coming This Month

Holiday Party—Friday, December 9, 2016
Starts at 7:00 PM

Join us for our VALA & RASP Holiday Party! Bring a dish/snack/drink to share. We'll have an Island Style Slam (get three words and write a poem) and an art activity. Talk to other writers/artists. Enjoy the art. Party with the artists.


No Reading or Open Mic—Friday, December 30, 2016
Cancelled for Christmas/New Year holiday



IMPORTANT: VALA (and RASP) is moving across the mall!

VALA Eastside

Beginning in September 2016, RASP will meet in the new home of VALA Eastside at Redmond Town Center, at 7325 166th Ave NE Suite F (directions). That's on the southeast side of the center circle; (in the old Ann Taylor location between Lucy Activewear and Claire's on the old Borders side). (see RTC directory).

VALA stands for Venues for Artists in the Local Area. It is an artist-friendly place (and we all agree that poetry and writing are major arts) and offers more flexability that our previous location. VALA Eastside We thank the leaders, staff and volunteers at VALA for their generous support of RASP and for the use of their artist-centric location.

Be sure to read the article in the Redmond Reporter about VALA, RASP, and our new location——"RASP to blend its written, spoken art with the visual arts."


Mark Your Calendars for These, Too!

2017

Laurel Leigh, poet (from Bellingham)—Friday, January 27, 2017
Signup starts at 6:30 PM; reading/open mic starts at 7:00 PM

Kate Walton, storyteller (from Bainbridge)—Friday, February 24, 2017
Signup starts at 6:30 PM; reading/open mic starts at 7:00 PM

Von Thompson-Wynn and Wren Thompson-Wynn, poets—Friday, March 31, 2017
Signup starts at 6:30 PM; reading/open mic starts at 7:00 PM

Curtis Manley—Friday, May 26, 2017
Signup starts at 6:30 PM; reading/open mic starts at 7:00 PM

Matt Briggs—Friday, Oct 27, 2017
Signup starts at 6:30 PM; reading/open mic starts at 7:00 PM


Photo gallery from Poets in the Park—Saturday, June 25, 2016

Visit Michael Dylan Welch's Gallery on Picasa