2015 Speaker Series

April 21, 2015  |  7PM - 8:30PM  |  Bainbridge Public Library  |  Free event!

The Art of Ekphrastic Poetry: An Evening of Writing Poems About Art

Speaker Series with Kelli Russell Agodon

What does this hard to pronounce word mean? Ekphrasis is a "literary description of or commentary on a visual work of art." Join Kelli Russell Agodon, award-winning poet, author, and editor, to learn what ekphrastic poetry is and how to write it. Kelli will take us a step beyond conversation and into some poetry writing exercises. Please join us for this supportive poetry session to learn more and write poems of your own! All levels of writers and poets welcome.

Kelli Russell Agodon is an award-winning poet, writer, and editor from the Pacific Northwest. Her most recent collection is Hourglass Museum (White Pine Press, 2014) and The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts for Your Writing Practice, which she coauthored with Martha Silano. Her second collection, Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room was the Winner of ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year in Poetry as well as a Finalist for the Washington State Book Prize. Kelli is the Co-Founder of Two Sylvias Press and is Co-Director of Poets on the Coast: A Retreat for Women Poets. She lives in Kingston where she is an avid paddle boarder, mountain biker, and hiker. She has a fondness for writing letters, desserts, and fedoras.


"Shakespeare and the Authorship Issue” with Tom Challinor

Wednesday, April 22nd – 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Poulsbo Public Library, Community Room. Free Event – All are Welcome

There have long been doubts about the true identity of the writer who penned the masterpieces of the Elizabethan stage. This presentations—reasonably objective and only slightly biased—will cover the problems associated with the attribution to the Bard of Stratford-on-Avon man and look at some of the alternative candidates.Tom Challinor is the Director of The Shakespeare Society at Bainbridge Performing Arts. And educator, actor, and stage director, he has over twenty years of teaching experience in English, history, and drama. The BPA Shakespeare Society offers weekly classes on play reading and text appreciation, and produces an outdoor play in July at Bloedel Reserve as well as a Teen Shakes play in March.