William Mawhinney ()

WEEKEND: Poet to read tonight in Sequim for Fourth Friday Readings

NOTE: “Today” and “tonight” refer to Friday, July 22.

SEQUIM — Writers on the Spit will host poet William Mawhinney tonight for the group’s Fourth Friday Readings at The Lodge’s media room.

The event is free at The Lodge, 660 Evergreen Farm Way.

Angel of the Arts

Mawhinney was named the 2011 Angel of the Arts by the Port Townsend Arts Commission.

He hosts the Northwind Reading Series in Port Townsend and his poems have appeared in a variety of magazines.

Mawhinney, a graduate of University of Pittsburgh, lived in Arizona for much of his life.

His career as a poet began there, where he also hosted poetry workshops and readings throughout the Southwest.

He now lives in Port Ludlow.

Two collections

His two published collections are Songs In My Begging Bowl and Cairns Along the Road, Poems 2002-2009.

An hour of five-minute open-mic readings will follow the featured speaker.

Interested writers should come early to submit their names.

For guidelines, email lindabmyers@yahoo.com.

The readings will begin at 6:30 p.m. but participants are urged to arrive by 6 p.m. to purchase a beverage and snacks at the Espresso Bistro.

An elevator provides access to the second-floor media room.

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