Washington State Poet Laureate to Visit Anderson Island

October 12, 2018

Free Public Reading

7 pm at Anderson Island Community Club  (Note:  The time for this event has changed: it was originally scheduled for 6 pm)

Washington’s Poet Laureate, Claudia Castro Luna, will be visiting Anderson Island on October 12th and we’re excited to have her.  In addition to a small workshop with island poets and writers she will be presenting some of her work at a public event that evening.  Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

Claudia Castro Luna is WA State Poet Laureate (2018 – 2020) and served as Seattle’s inaugural Civic Poet (2015-2017). She is the author the collection Killing Marías (Two Sylvias Press) finalist for the WA State Book Award 2018, and the chapbook This City (Floating Bridge Press). Born in El Salvador she came to the United States in 1981. She has an MA in Urban Planning, a teaching certificate and an MFA in Poetry. Her non-fiction has most recently appeared in the anthology This is the Place (Seal Press) Living in English and Spanish, Claudia writes and teaches in Seattle where she gardens and keeps chickens with her husband and their three children.