Zoom link for monthly reading series

RASP events are free and do not require registration.

Join the monthly RASP Featured Reader and Open Mic Zoom meeting
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Coming This Month

Friday, July 30, 2021—Dori Jones Yang (memoir) Dori Jones Yang
This will be a virtual gathering using ZOOM (see link and details above).
Note: We have implemented a waiting room, so please log in a few minutes before the session begins to give the host time to admit you.

Dori Jones Yang is an award-winning author who spent eight years as a foreign correspondent for BusinessWeek covering China during the 1980s. In her memoir, When the Red Gates Opened: A Memoir of China's Reawakening, Dori brings to life this transformative time in history and in her personal life. Educated in history at Princeton and in international relations at Johns Hopkins, she worked in journalism for twenty years and has written seven other books. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, she has traveled throughout China and spoken about her books across the United States. Visit her website at https://dorijonesyang.com/

MC—Michael Heavener




Upcoming Readings and Events

Friday, August 27, 2021—Mike Dillon (poet) Mike Dillon

Mike Dillon, former publisher of Pacific Publishing Company, lives in Indianola in Kitsap County. He is the author of four books of poetry and three books of haiku. Several of his haiku were included in Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years, from W. W. Norton (2013). His most recent full-length book, Departures: Poetry and Prose on the Removal of Bainbridge Island's Japanese Americans after Pearl Harbor, was published by Unsolicited Press in April 2019. Finishing Line Press published his chapbook, The Return, in March of 2021.

MC—Michael Dylan Welch


Friday, September 24, 2021—Matt Trease (poet)


Vikram Madan (poet and artist)

Friday, October 29, 2021—Vikram Madan (poet and artist)

Vikram Madan writes humorous poetry for the young at heart. His collection A Hatful of Dragons appeared on six 2020 Best Book lists (including those of Kirkus Reviews and the New York Public Library). Two earlier collections, The Bubble Collector and Lord of the Bubbles, both won Moonbeam Book Awards for Children’s Poetry. Learn more at VikramMadan.com and follow him at @ArtByVikram.

MC—Michael Heavener


Friday, November 19, 2021—TBD
Moved ahead to avoid Thanksgiving holiday weekend

Friday, December 17, 2021—TBD
Moved ahead to avoid Christmas holiday weekend


Reading Series for 2022

Friday, January 28, 2022—TBD

Friday, February 25, 2022—TBD

Friday, March 25, 2022—Mary Lou Sanelli (essayist, memoirist)