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

RASP has returned to in-person getherings at Centro Cultural Mexicano. Masks are required except when you are reading in the open mic portion of the program and we appreciate your willingness to be safe with us. We are required to verify that you are vaccinated by seeing your card or a photograph of it. Please understand that RASP and Centro Cultural Mexicano did not make these rules.

Welcome back!

Tom Prince

Friday, October 29, 2021—Tom Prince (poet)
Reading/open mic starts at 7:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Thomas R Prince is known for writing and producing experimental no-budget multimedia stage shows in Seattle from the 1980s as well as political theater through the 1990s. His photocopy satire magazine Threadbare Rag was also known during Seattle’s grunge era. He has a newly created website, Prince is currently working on a documentary video project with a working title, "Red Sky Poetry Theatre: An Alternative Seattle." When inspired, he writes poems.

MC—Laura Lee Bennett

Centro Cultural Mexicano 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. 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

Michael Quin HeavenerFriday, November 19, 2021—Michael Heavener
Moved ahead to avoid Thanksgiving holiday weekend

Michael Heavener writes anecdotal and humorous poetry and stories as a way to keep himself grounded to his roots in Washington, love of history, trains, and adventures. Michael is RASP’s treasurer and webmaster. He’s been published in Raven Chronicles’ “Humor, Humor, Humor,” Crosswalk’s “Praise Reports,” and the RASP anthology, Here, There, and Everywhere. When he retires, Michael is planning a chapbook of “it might have been” poems about Biblical people who were mentioned once or twice in scriptures as minor supportive roles.

MC—Janka Hobbs

December (date to be announced)—Annual RASP Holiday Paaa-rty!

Reading Series for 2022

Friday, January 28, 2022—David Lasky (graphic novelist)

Friday, February 25, 2022—TBD

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

Friday, April 29, 2022—TBD

Friday, May 27, 2022—TBD

Vikram Madan (poet and artist)

Friday, June 24, 2022—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