Coming This Month
RASP events are free and do not require registration.

Friday, June 24, 2022—Salon Style Reading
Reading starts at 7:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Due to a family medical emergency, our original featured reader will have to reschedule.

Salon Style Reading

Since the last Salon Style Reading was so pleasantly fun, we are bringing it back with our summer edition!

A salon style reading is a relaxed evening of sharing and conversation. Come gather around our circle where we take turns reading whatever we wish, could be your own work or from another writer, followed by discussion and more sharing. No featured reader, no critique, just a free flowing conversation with fellow poets and writers celebrating our craft.

Join the circle this Friday!

Facilitator—Michael Heavener

RASP meetings are held at Centro Cultural Mexicano

Join us at Centro Cultural Mexicano at 7945 Gilman St. in Redmond, between McDonalds Books and Redmond Vacuum, two doors down from Victor's Coffee. For more information about upcoming exhibits, visit the gallery's website.

Centro Cultural Mexicano
Click here for a Google map
and directions

Upcoming Readings and Events

Friday, July 29, 2022—Jack Straw Writers

David Lasky

Friday, August 26, 2022—David Lasky (graphic novelist)

David Lasky coauthored the graphic novel Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song, which won comics’ Eisner Award in 2013. He has been writing poetry in his spare time for more than 20 years, and often combines art forms to make “poetry comics.” David has been a graphic novel instructor for 15 years, teaching to all age and skill levels, and is currently teaching Haiku Comics online. David's website is


Mary Lou Sanelli

Friday, September 30, 2022—Mary Lou Sanelli (essayist, memoirist)

Mary Lou Sanelli, author, speaker, and master dance teacher, has published five collections of poetry and four works of nonfiction. Her latest collection of essays, Every Little Thing, has been nominated for a Pacific Northwest Book Award, a Pushcart Prize, and a Washington State Book Award. Her first novel, The Star Struck Dance Studio of Yucca Springs, was released in 2020 and her first children's book, Bella Likes to Try, will be published in the spring of 2022. For more information about her and her work, visit


Friday, October 28, 2022—TBD

Friday, November 18, 2022—TBD
Moved ahead one week to avoid Thanksgiving holiday

Friday, December 30, 2022—TBD