On The Road 2017
Here’s the beginning of a schedule of venues I will appear at with other poets in 2017. I’m planning to get out to public libraries in rural areas as much as possible to bring poetry to people there this year. I will continue to add more readings as the list grows.
1) Feb 11th 4-6pm Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle, WA. Reader’s Choice Features Rayn Roberts Open Mic Included. Contact J. Glenn Evans 360-459-9288 or JGE@poetswest.com
2) March 15th 7:00-8:00 p.m. The Creekside, 18200 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE. features Rayn Roberts, Michael Dylan Welch & Tanya McDonald. (Intersection of Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE and 140th Avenue NE), Woodinville, WA Open Mic Included. Poets are asked to provide family-oriented material.
3) April 8th 7pm Tsunga Art Gallery 10101 Main St., Bothell WA features Chris Jarmick & Rayn Roberts. PoetsWest reader’s choice poetry with OPEN MIC. Contact J. Glenn Evans 360-459-9288 or JGE@poetswest.com or Gallery Owner Ken 425 483 7385.
4) April 21st 4- 5:45 pm. PoetsWest, in honor of National Poetry Month, features Kevin O’Conner, Terry Busch & Rayn Roberts @ Lynnwood Public Library 19200 44th Ave W. Lynnwood 98036. Open Mic Included.
5) April 27 Thurs. 6:30 – 7pm, I will be on KSER Radio FM 90.7 for PoetsWest with other fine Pac. NW Poets including Pieter Zilinsky, Jim Lutz, Len Tew, Michael Magee, Jane Alynn & more.
6) April 28th 7-9 pm Poetry Night Out features PoetsWest Poet, Rayn Roberts @ Kanjin Yoga and Art Center, 5701 Rainier Ave S. Suite B, Seattle 98118, Open Mic included. Contact Dee Williams 206-722-2665 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
7) May 17th Traditions Cafe, 300 5th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98501. 6:30 pm. Rayn Roberts, Carrie Gilstrap Nettle. in Open Mic.
8) May 27th 12:45 PM to 2:15 PM. PoetsWest features NW Poets Eugene Marckx, Terry Busch, Kevin O’Conner. Mount Lake Terrace Public Library Small meeting room. 23300 58th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-4630. Host Rayn Roberts Open Mic!
9) June 10th 4-6pm Green Lake Branch Seattle Library Saturday 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle, WA. PoetsWest features Rayn Roberts & Chris Jarmick. Contact J. Glenn Evans 360-459-9288 or JGE@poetswest.com
10) August 12 , 2017 at 4:00 p.m. Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle PoetsWest features Nancy Dahlberg & Murray Gordon. Open mic. Hosted by Rayn Roberts.
11) September 21st 7pm SoulFood Poetry Night 15748 Redmond Way Redmond 98052 Features PoetsWest writers: Special Guest from Portland, Oregon, Tiel Aisha Ansari with Art Gomez, Rayn Roberts & Kevin O’Conner. Open Mic Included. Michael Dylan Welch, Host.
Tiel Aisha Ansari
Oregon Poetry Association, President
Rayn Roberts says, “I’m not a poet. I’m a puppeteer. I dangle figures and images in the air and on the page to enlighten, entertain and encourage self-expression. A graduate of the University of San Diego where he studied English Literature, he taught ESL in Asia for nearly 15 years, but now lives near Seattle. His poetry can be found in three books and many journals in including Rattle, The Sow’s Ear Review, Thunder Sandwich, The Pedestal Magazine and many more. His latest book, from Poetic Matrix Press, is “Of One and Many Worlds.” In 2006 he was included by Evolving Editions in their interfaith understanding series “Illuminations” and in 2017 his work was included in the UK in “Along the Shore” an Anthology of poem about the sea from Lost Tower Press.
His work appears in the printed anthologies: The San Diego Poetry Annual, Garden Oak Press in association with the San Diego Entertainment & Arts Guild (SDEAG), Along the Shore from Lost Tower Press, London, UK, The Book of Hope & The World Healing Book from Beyond Borders Press ~ In the Arms of Words: Poems for Disaster Relief by Foothills Publishing and Sherman Asher and The Philosophical Library of Escondido California’s New Anthology entitled Paths. He is also found in Journals Chronogram, The Golden Lantern, Rattle, Rattapallax, Retort Magazine, City Works, The Sow’s Ear Review, Poetic Voices, Voices in Wartime, PoetsWest, Thunder Sandwich, The Pedestal Magazine, Fireweed, Poet’s Corner in Fieralingue and others. His books are available on Amazon and Poetic Matrix.