The Studio Series Poetry Reading & Open Mic April 14, 2024 (Sunday) @ 7:00 PM

The Studio Series Poetry Reading & Open Mic
April 14, 2024 (Sunday) @ 7:00 PM

       (Photo by Taylor Balkom)

Christopher Luna is a poet, editor, teacher, writing coach, and artist who served as the Inaugural Poet Laureate of Clark County, WA from 2013-2017. Luna has an MFA from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. He is the co-founder, with Toni Lumbrazo Luna, of Printed Matter Vancouver, an editing service and small press for Northwest writers. He and Morgan Paige co-host the LGBTQ+ friendly, all ages and uncensored Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic in Vancouver, WA, founded by Christopher in 2004. Christopher Luna’s books include Voracity (Lightship Press, 2022), Exchanging Wisdom: A Guide for Parents of the Autonomous (The Poetry Box, 2021 with Angelo Luna), Message from the Vessel in a Dream (Flowstone Press, 2018), Brutal Glints of Moonlight, and The Flame Is Ours: The Letters of Stan Brakhage and Michael McClure 1961-1978 (Big Bridge).

Toni Lumbrazo Luna is a poet, editor, visual artist and the author of three poetry books: Driven By Hope (Printed Matter Vancouver, 2019) Jesus Is A Gas, and Wind Wing. She is the co-founder of Printed Matter Vancouver, a small press which also provides editing and writing coaching services to new and emerging writers. Although originally from central New York, she’s made the Pacific Northwest her home for more than three decades.

Angelo Luna is a poet, psychology major, and finance professional. He is proudly dedicated to all three of his passions: attending his father’s Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic readings since he was four, studying psychology since age 11, and working his way up in the world of finance for the past three years. He loves his partner, his family, and his work, and believes in the life changing power of writing.

The Ross Island Grocery and Café is a cozy space with capacity for 50 or so people. Tables are available, so people who arrive early can enjoy a light supper (i.e., a sandwich, salad or burger) while waiting for the reading to begin. If we run out of table space, folding chairs are available. A mic and spotlight will enhance the readings. There is plenty of unrestricted parking on the streets around the Café.

The Open Mic is open to all audience members. Participants can sign up before the start of the reading or during the break. In the interest of time, Open Mic readers are asked to limit their readings to three minutes.

Studio Series Readings Now Available on Facebook! Excerpts of readings by featured poets are available on Facebook and YouTube. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1281329966139780/

Questions? Please contact host Leah Stenson at leahstenson@comcast.net.

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Leah Stenson