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

Special Note: Beginning with the September 24 reading and open mic, RASP will return to in-person getherings at Centro Cultural Mexicano. Zoom sessions will be discontinued. Masks will be required except when you are reading in the open mic portion of the program and we appreciate your willingness to be safe with us. Seating will be arranged to provide social distancing.

Welcome back!

Matt Trease (poet)

Friday, September 24, 2021—Matt Trease (poet)
Reading/open mic starts at 7:00 PM (Pacific Time)

This an in-person event at Centro Cultural Mexicano. Masks will be required except when reading in the open mic.

Matt Trease is an artist and astrologer living on the Duwamish ancestral homeland in south Seattle, Washington, where he serves on the board of the Cascadia Poetics Lab, co-curates the Margin Shift reading series, and teaches at Hugo House. His poems have most recently appeared in small po[r]tions, WordLitZine, Phoebe, Fact-Simile, Hotel Amerika, and Juked, and in the anthologies, Shake the Tree Volume 3 (Brightly Press, 2018) and Make It True Meets Medusario (Pleasure Boat Studios, 2019). He is the author of the chapbook Later Heaven: Production Cycles (busylittle1way designs, 2013).

MC— Darren Nordlie

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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. Click here for the map and directions. For more information about upcoming exhibits, visit the gallery's website. Due to floor space in the gallery, social distancing may be hard to maintain.

Upcoming Readings and Events

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 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)