Coming This Month

Joan D. Stamm

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

Joan D. Stamm is the author of A Pilgrimage in Japan: The 33 Temples of Kannon (2018), and Heaven and Earth are Flowers: Reflections on Ikebana and Buddhism (2010). She holds an MFA in writing and literature from Bennington College. Joan lives on Orcas Island. Please visit her website at


NEW LOCATION: RASP has moved to Los Pajaros Studio Gallery

Los Pajaros Studio Gallery

RASP has moved to a new home. 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 will have multiple exhibits per year featuring local artists. This gallery is operated by Centro Cultural Mexicano, which hosts cultural events and community gatherings, and will be organizing a new Cinco de Mayo festival in downtown Redmond this year. For more information about upcoming exhibits, visit the gallery's website. And read about the grand opening in the Redmond Reporter.

Upcoming Readings and Events

Dianne Avey

Friday, June 28, 2019—Dianne Avey

Dianne Avey is a fifth-generation islander on Anderson Island, south of Seattle. She writes poetry where she can, often on the ferry while commuting to her work as a nurse practitioner. Her poems and essays have appeared in Wrist Magazine, Pulse, The Poeming Pigeon, Intima, and elsewhere. For six years, she has organized a summer writing retreat on Anderson Island. Her recent book, Impossible Ledges (The Poetry Box 2019) is a poetry memoir that tells the chronological true story of love and loss, using her natural seaside surroundings as solace and inspiration.


Joan Pasch

Friday, July 26, 2019—Joan Pasch

Joan Pasch began writing poetry at a summer poetry class taught with great enthusiasm by New York poet Bill Zavatsky. Later she joined a poetry class at the local senior center (although only 40), and she has written poetry off and on ever since, often on serious subjects. In the last six years she has self-published one book of poetry, The Abundance of Simplicity (2013), and three books of fiction.


Friday, August 30, 2019—Jack Straw Writers, Dianne Aprile, Josh Axelrad, and Michael Schmeltzer


Friday, September 27, 2019—TBA


Friday, October 25, 2019—TBA


Friday, November 22, 2019—David Patneaude (young adult fiction)
Moved ahead to avoid Thanksgiving holiday weekend


Friday, December 6, 2019—Holiday Party


Friday, December 27, 2019—TBA


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