We are planning on a fully in-person Poets on the Coast 2023 at the beautiful Country Inn in La Conner, WA. We have reserved space and hope that a year from now, the pandemic will be in the rearview mirror. We will, of course, pay keen attention to the updates from the CDC and the State of Washington. If it is not possible to meet in person, we will continue to Zoom our way with Goddess Houses, etc.
Breaking News! Information on classes for Poets on the Coast 2023
Jessica Gigot: When the River Turns: Building a Bridge from Poetry to Memoir
Jane Wong: Delicious Memory: The Poetry of Food
Join Jessica Gigot, Jane Wong and Susan Rich for the
14th Annual Poets on the Coast: A Weekend Writing Retreat for Women
September 8-10, 2023 in-person at The Country Inn, La Conner, Washington!
Become part of the Poets on the Coast family. Join poets & writers to create, learn, & share work in a positive creative community.
This weekend includes:
* Friday evening poets' reception
* Morning yoga
* Sessions on generating new work
* Best Workshop Practices (where we share our poems)
* Swag Bags
* Poetry Houses (small community groups)
* One-on-one meetings with either Susan, Jane, or Jessica.
GUEST POETS: Jessica Gigot and Jane Wong!
FULL AND PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE for BIPOC writers and individuals in financial need: We want this workshop to be accessible to all who want to participate. We know these are difficult times and for some there is the added stress of losing your job or reduced income. If the price is a real hardship, please email Susan and Patty at PoetsontheCoast(at) gmail.com and tell us in 2-3 sentences what your circumstances are, send three recent poems (published or unpublished) and tell us what, if anything, you could pay.
Alternatively, if you’d like to sponsor a person in need, please contact Poets on the Coast(at) gmail.com
We could not do this weekend without the ongoing support of these poetry presses, indie bookstores, and writing residency.
OUR PARTNERS include:
Copper Canyon Press
Floating Bridge Press
Museum of Northwest Art
Two Sylvias Press