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Pass the Torch: Tacoma Poet Laureate Celebration
April 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Please join 2017-2019 Tacoma Poet Laureate Kellie Richardson and the Tacoma Arts Commission for Pass the Torch, a poetry and music event as a wrap-up of National Poetry Month. The event will include live performances by Kellie Richardson, 2015-2017 Tacoma Poet Laureate; Thy Nguyễn, emerging poet and UWT student; Byron Gaines II;, Olympia Poet Laureate Sady Sparks; and winner of the 2019-2021 Tacoma Poet Laureate competition, Abby E. Murray, who will officially be awarded the position. Light refreshments will be served and attendees will have an opportunity to participate in a hands-on project.
Information regarding the Tacoma Poet Laureate program, founded in 2008 by Urban Grace Church and transitioned to the City of Tacoma’s Arts Program in 2011, is available at cityoftacoma.org/poet. Pass the Torch is hosted by Tacoma Arts Live.