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Readings: Building 2024 Winter/Spring Appearances

**March 1, 2024, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Group Reading, Ground to Sound Film Festival/Creative Colloquy, U of WA Tacoma, William W. Philip Hall plus (adults/kids) short films, photo gallery, hands-on activities.

**Poetry Reading with Jessica Gigot, The Madrona Project Vol. 4, #1, Empty Bowl Cookbook, Sat. 7 p.m, April 27, 2024, Pelican Bay Books, 520 Commercial Ave., Anacortes WA.

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** April 30, 2024 6 p.m. Poetry Reading with editors Paul Nelson, Jason Wirth, Adelia MacWilliam as well as Cate Gable, Ann Spiers, Bob Pyle, Alicia Hokanson, John Brehm, Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, Portland.

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Past Readings:

** Poetry Reading with editors Paul Nelson, Jason Wirth, and Adelia MacWilliam as well as Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Terran Campbell, Ann Spiers, Alicia Hokanson & John Brehm, , Jan. 19, 2024, 7 p.m., Arundel Books, 322 1st Ave, Pioneer Square, Seattle.

**Solstice Reading at Voice of Vashon, VOV Radio, Thurs., Dec. 21, Time TBA. with Catherine Johnson, Hunter Davis, Mark Yoell, Sandra Noel, Jessica Satori, Claudia Lucas, Monica Schley, Lynn Carrigan, Susan Lynch. Hosted by VAshon Poet Laureate Margaret Roncone and VOV Host Susan McCabe.

**Poetry Reading/Art Uof Puget Sound, Tacoma, Saturday April 15, Saturday, 5-7 p.m

Honor: People & Salmon , Closing Reception for Art Exhibit with Poetry Reading, Kittredge Gallery, 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma,  U of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA. Free and public welcome. As a grand finale for the Honor: People & Salmon exhibit, Save Our wild Salmon Coalition and U of Puget Sound’s Kittredge Gallery. The poetry reading will feature the newly released anthology, I Sing The Salmon Home: Poems from Washington State, edited by Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest.Empty Bowl Press publisher/editor/poet Holly J. Hughes will host. Reading from the anthology are Tacoma-area poets plus Vashon Island poets Kathryn True, Linera Lucas, Ann Spiers. If you miss the reading, you can order the anthology:  https://www.emptybowl.org/storehttps://www.vashonbeachcomber.com/life/honor-people-an-art-show-hosts-closing-reception/

**June 15, 2023, Thursday, 7 p.m., BARN, Bainbridge Island. Guest Ann Spiers with Open Mic (6:45 sign-up), Bainbridge Poet Laureate Michele Bombardier.

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**February 14, 2023, 5-6 p.m., Valentine Day, Voice of Vashon, KVSH Radio FM 101.9. Ten Vashon Poets on Love: Lost, Found & Everlasting.

**March 11, 2023, Noon, Thursday, AWP Black Heron Booth. Book Signing, Book Fair.

**March 11, 2023, 5 p.m. Saturday, Seattle U., Empty Bowl Press Offsite Reading, AWP with Holly J. Hughes, Kate Reavey, Rebekah Anderson and others. Sponsored by S.U. Philosophy Dept. Details later.

**March 19, 2023, 4 P.M. Sunday, New Books! Black Cat Cabaret, Snapdragon, 17817 Vashon Hwy. SW. Poets Margaret Roncone, Katy Ellis, Ann Spiers (contact 206 795 3069) and Vashon Poet Laureate Sandra Noel. There will be cake.

**March 21, 2023, 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Lodge at St. Edwards State Park. Reading, Meet and Greet, Book Signing with Vashon and Whidbey Islands women poets, World Poetry Day,.

**April 3, 2023, Monday,  6-7 p.m., University Book Store (UW). Reading with Arlene Naganawa and Susan Landgraf. Celebration of Ravenna Press’s Triple Series, triads of chapbooks in one volume.

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**February 14, 2023, 5-6 p.m., Valentine’s Day Poets on Lost, Found & Everlasting, Tuesday, KVSH 101.9 FM Voice of Vashon, Island Poets read about Love: Ann Spiers is joined by Laurie Lessen, Hunter Davis, Margaret Roncone, Claudia Hollander-Lucas, Amanda Knox & Chris Robinson, Jessika Satori, Sandra Noel.

**See ArtSteps, AGU. Science/Art online gallery. Dec. 12-16, 2022, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Convention, Chicago. Rain Violent (Empty Bowl Press), animated pages

**March 10, 2023, Noon, Friday, AWP Empty Bowl Booth. Book Signing, Book Fair.

**February 14, 2023, 5-6 p.m., Valentine Day, Voice of Vashon, KVSH Radio FM 101.9. Ten Vashon Poets on Love: Lost, Found & Everlasting.

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**February 14, 2023, 5-6 p.m., Valentine’s Day Poets on Lost, Found & Everlasting, Tuesday, KVSH 101.9 FM Voice of Vashon, Island Poets read about Love: Ann Spiers is joined by Laurie Lessen, Hunter Davis, Margaret Roncone, Claudia Hollander-Lucas, Amanda Knox & Chris Robinson, Jessika Satori, Sandra Noel.

**March 10, 2023, Noon, Friday, AWP Empty Bowl Booth. Book signing, Book Fair.

**March 11, 2023, Time TBD, Saturday, AWP Black Heron Booth. Book Signing, Book Fair.

**March 11, 2023, 5 p.m. Saturday, Seattle U., Empty Bowl Press Offsite Reading, AWP with Holly J. Hughes, Kate Reavey, Rebekah Anderson and others. Sponsored by S.U. Philosophy Dept. Details later.

**March 19, 2023, 4 P.M. Sunday, New Books! Black Cat Cabaret, Snapdragon, 17817 Vashon Hwy. SW. Poets Margaret Roncone, Katy Ellis, Ann Spiers (contact 206 795 3069) and Vashon Poet Laureate Sandra Noel. There will be cake.

**March 21, 2023, 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Lodge at St. Edwards State Park. Reading, Meet and Greet, Book Signing with Vashon and Whidbey Islands women poets, World Poetry Day.

**April 3, 2023, Monday,  6-7 p.m., University Book Store (UW). Reading with Arlene Naganawa and Susan Landgraf. Celebration of Ravenna Press’s Triple Series, triads of chapbooks in one volume.

**June 15, 2023, Thursday, 7 p.m., BARN, Bainbridge Island. Guest Ann Spiers with Open Mic (6:45 sign-up), Bainbridge Poet Laureate Michele Bombardier.

**Dec. 12-16, 2022, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Convention, Chicago. Rain Violent (Empty Bowl Press), animated pages selected for Science/Art on-line gallery.

**Thursday March 17, 2022, Soul Food with Sharon Hashimoto.

**Monday, March 21, 2022. Ghost Town. Portland/Vancouver.

**April 21-24, 2022, GetLit, Spokane. Women Poets of Empty Bowl Press with Shin Yu Pai, Holly J. Hughes. Zoom.

**Monday Nov. 22, 2021, 6-7 p.m., Elliott Bay Books. With Sharon Hashimoto, Robert McNamara, John Willson. Zoom.

** University Book Store (UW), Back Cut (Ann Spiers), Razor Clam (David Berger).

**Nov. 12, 2021 Reading with David Berger, Time/Date TBA. Zoom.

**Nov. 20, 2021, 1-2 p.m., Book signing with David Berger.

**Friday Oct. 15, 2021 7 p.m. Village Books and North Cascade Institute Keep a Green Bough, anthology with Holly J. Hughes and Rena Priest. Zoom.

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Zoom, Sat. Feb. 27, 2020.

1 A.M. PST; 2 P.M. EST.

To join Ann and other readers, email Michael Czarnecki at fhp@foothillspublishing.com  To order book: PO Box 68 Kanona, New York 14856 607-566-3881 fhp@foothillspublishing.com http://www.foothillspublishing.com/2021/cic.html


Reading: Soul Food Via Zoom

https://sites.google.com/site/soulfoodpoetrynight/

7 p.m., Thursday, Oct 15, 2020

Linera Lucas and Ann Spiers plus Open Mic


Exhibit/Reception

March 9-10, 2019, 10-6

Volcano Blue, Artist Book, May Day Press

Design/Letterpress: Catherine Michaelis, Linoleum cut: Kim Newall, Poems: Ann Spiers.

DogEar: A Celebration of Artist’s Books, Printmaking & Paper Arts

Open Sesame! The Magic of Artist’s Books Revealed     Free

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA)

550 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island, WA

Short Walk from Ferry Landing.

A festival of all things related to artist’s books, printmaking, and paper-arts, a joyous explosion celebrating the book arts. Upstairs the galleries showcase a world-class exhibition of Artist’s Books, a visually stunning survey of this unusual art form, while downstairs the museum is transformed with artisan tables, paper-arts vending, and interactive programs.

Volcano Blue

Lit Crawl, Reading for Vashon LitCon

Friday, April 12, 2019, 2-5 p.m.

Vashon LitCon is a four-day celebration of literary arts happening at Vashon Center for the Arts and other Vashon Island venues on April 11-14, 2019. This literary conference features workshops, lectures, Lit Crawl, panels, Children’s and Teen’s LitCon (Saturday), performances, visual art. Activities for all-ages are designed for writers and those who love to read.

Ann reads from her manuscript Back Cut, poems in two voices, Copalis Beach, clam digging post WWII.

Clam diggers, Copalis Beach

Poetry + Photography/ Reading + Art Opening

Lexicon of Light

Friday, April 5, 2019, 6 p.m.

Vashon Center for the Arts

19600 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon Island

The Lexicon of Light integrates the storytelling power of poetry and photography. Inspired by the poems, the photographs’ imagery interplays with the poems. Created by Vashon Islanders, both photos and poems are displayed side by side.