West Seattle Event Calendar

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Oct
25
Wed
2017
Poetry and Storytelling in West Seattle @ C & P Coffee Company
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Poetry and Storytelling in West Seattle @ C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor).

Poetrybridge is a free, all ages, monthly series with featured readers followed by community (open) mic. For more information on this month’s featured readers and poetry news, go to www.poetrybridgetimes.net.

Nov
15
Wed
2017
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Dec
20
Wed
2017
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jan
17
Wed
2018
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Feb
21
Wed
2018
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Mar
21
Wed
2018
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Apr
18
Wed
2018
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

May
16
Wed
2018
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jun
20
Wed
2018
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jul
18
Wed
2018
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Aug
15
Wed
2018
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Sep
19
Wed
2018
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Oct
17
Wed
2018
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Nov
21
Wed
2018
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Dec
19
Wed
2018
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jan
16
Wed
2019
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Feb
20
Wed
2019
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Mar
20
Wed
2019
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Apr
17
Wed
2019
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

May
15
Wed
2019
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jun
19
Wed
2019
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jul
17
Wed
2019
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Aug
21
Wed
2019
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Sep
18
Wed
2019
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Oct
16
Wed
2019
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Nov
20
Wed
2019
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Dec
18
Wed
2019
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jan
15
Wed
2020
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Feb
19
Wed
2020
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Mar
18
Wed
2020
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Apr
15
Wed
2020
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

May
20
Wed
2020
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jun
17
Wed
2020
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jul
15
Wed
2020
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Aug
19
Wed
2020
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Sep
16
Wed
2020
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Oct
21
Wed
2020
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Nov
18
Wed
2020
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Dec
16
Wed
2020
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jan
20
Wed
2021
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Feb
17
Wed
2021
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Mar
17
Wed
2021
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Apr
21
Wed
2021
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

May
19
Wed
2021
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jun
16
Wed
2021
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jul
21
Wed
2021
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Aug
18
Wed
2021
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Sep
15
Wed
2021
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Oct
20
Wed
2021
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Nov
17
Wed
2021
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Dec
15
Wed
2021
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jan
19
Wed
2022
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Feb
16
Wed
2022
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Mar
16
Wed
2022
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Apr
20
Wed
2022
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

May
18
Wed
2022
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jun
15
Wed
2022
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jul
20
Wed
2022
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Aug
17
Wed
2022
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Sep
21
Wed
2022
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Oct
19
Wed
2022
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Nov
16
Wed
2022
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Dec
21
Wed
2022
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jan
18
Wed
2023
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Feb
15
Wed
2023
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Mar
15
Wed
2023
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Apr
19
Wed
2023
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

May
17
Wed
2023
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jun
21
Wed
2023
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jul
19
Wed
2023
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Aug
16
Wed
2023
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Sep
20
Wed
2023
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Oct
18
Wed
2023
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Nov
15
Wed
2023
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Dec
20
Wed
2023
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jan
17
Wed
2024
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Feb
21
Wed
2024
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Mar
20
Wed
2024
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Apr
17
Wed
2024
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

May
15
Wed
2024
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jun
19
Wed
2024
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jul
17
Wed
2024
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Aug
21
Wed
2024
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Sep
18
Wed
2024
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Oct
16
Wed
2024
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Nov
20
Wed
2024
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Dec
18
Wed
2024
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jan
15
Wed
2025
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Feb
19
Wed
2025
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Mar
19
Wed
2025
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Apr
16
Wed
2025
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

May
21
Wed
2025
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jun
18
Wed
2025
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jul
16
Wed
2025
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Aug
20
Wed
2025
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Sep
17
Wed
2025
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Oct
15
Wed
2025
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Nov
19
Wed
2025
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Dec
17
Wed
2025
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jan
21
Wed
2026
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Feb
18
Wed
2026
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Mar
18
Wed
2026
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Apr
15
Wed
2026
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

May
20
Wed
2026
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jun
17
Wed
2026
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jul
15
Wed
2026
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Aug
19
Wed
2026
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Sep
16
Wed
2026
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Oct
21
Wed
2026
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Nov
18
Wed
2026
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Dec
16
Wed
2026
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jan
20
Wed
2027
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Feb
17
Wed
2027
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Mar
17
Wed
2027
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Apr
21
Wed
2027
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

May
19
Wed
2027
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jun
16
Wed
2027
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jul
21
Wed
2027
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Aug
18
Wed
2027
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Sep
15
Wed
2027
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

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