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Community Poetry Workshop

April 26, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Claudia Castro Luna assumed the role of Washington State Poet Laureate in 2018. She is the first woman of color and immigrant to assume the role. Washington poets laureate are sponsored by Humanities Washington and ArtsWA to build awareness and appreciation of poetry through public readings, workshops, lectures, and presentations in communities throughout the state. There may be an opportunity for workshop attendees to read their work at Castro Luna’s 7pm poetry reading and lecture that same day.

Castro Luna fled war-torn El Salvador for the United States at the age of 14 with her family, and went on to earn an MFA in poetry and an MA in urban planning. After working as a K-12 teacher, she became Seattle’s first Civic Poet, a position appointed by the mayor. In that position, Castro Luna won acclaim for her Seattle Poetic Grid, an online interactive map of showcasing poems about different locations around the city. The grid landed her an interview on PBS NewsHour. She is also the author of the poetry chapbook This City and the collection Killing Marías.


April 26, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Lopez Island Library
2225 Fisherman Bay Road
Lopez Island, WA 98261 United States
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