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Friday, December 6, 2019—RASP Annual Holiday Party & Potluck

Save the Date!

RASP Annual Holiday Party & Potluck
December 6, 2019 ~ 6-8:30 PM

Los Pajaros Studio Gallery (now called Centro Cultural Mexicano) ~ 7945 Gilman Street ~ Redmond, WA

We’ll provide a hearty main dish and beverage. Bring a side dish, salad, or dessert. Bring a guest or two!

We’ll socialize, eat, write, and read. 
Come prepared to write in response to art in the gallery!

Everyone is welcome. Open to all.



Friday, December 27, 2019—Salon Reading
Socializing starts at 6:30 PM; open mic starts at 7:00 PM

We had such a good time at our November salon-style reading that we're going to do it again. We'll arrange our chairs in a circle and take turns reading a single poem or other piece, in no particular order. Then we'll invite spontaneous discussion (not critique) about what the piece means or evokes or prompts. Another person reads and we repeat. We keep taking turns as time allows, whether we read a longer or shorter poem or story, or work by another writer. We hope this will be a relaxed and inviting way to orchestrate some of our future meetings.


RASP meets monthly at
Centro Cultural Mexicano

(formerly Los Pajaros Studio Gallery)

    Centro Cultural Mexicano

Join us at Centro Cultural Mexicano (formerly Los Pajaros Studio Gallery) 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. Read more in the Redmond Reporter. For more information about upcoming exhibits, visit the gallery's website.


Upcoming Readings and Events

Friday, January 31, 2020—Chris Fagan (adventure memoirist)

Friday, February 28, 2020—Heather Johnson (family memoirist)

Friday, March 27, 2020—Daniel Edward Moore (poet)

David Patneaude

Friday, April 24, 2020—David Patneaude (young adult fiction)

David Patneaude began writing seriously (more or less) in the 1980s. His first novel, Someone Was Watching, was published in 1993. His books have been named to dozens of state young readers’ lists and honored by the New York Public Library, the Society of School Librarians International, the Winnetka (Illinois) Public Library’s "One Book, Two Villages" program, and the Washington State Public Library. His 2010 young adult novel Epitaph Road was a nominee for the 2013–2014 Nebraska Golden Sower Book Award. His 2018 alternative history/sci-fi young adult novel Fast Backward has garnered much praise. When he’s not in a coffee shop writing, or at a school or library or conference discussing writing, or on the trail thinking about writing, he’s home in Woodinville, Washington with his wife Judy, a retired middle school librarian.

MC—Michael Dylan Welch

Friday, May 29, 2020—TBA

Friday, June 26, 2020—TBA

Friday, July 31, 2020—TBA

Friday, August 28, 2020—Dawn-Marie Oliver

Friday, September 25, 2020—TBA

Friday, October 30, 2020—TBA

Friday, November 20, 2020—TBA
Moved ahead to avoid Thanksgiving holiday weekend

Friday, December 4, 2020—Annual Holiday Party

Friday, December 18, 2020—TBA
Moved ahead to avoid Christmas holiday weekend