NEWS BRIEFS — Two poetry readings, and PALOA benefit

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Poet to read at venue on waterfront
PORT ANGELES — The North Coast Writers, a Port Angeles-based group, will host a public reading by poet Sally Albiso at Wine on the Waterfront this Tuesday.

Admission is free, though attendees may want to purchase food and drink at the wine bar, upstairs in The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave.

In her 7 p.m. reading, Albiso will offer poems from An Undesirable Waywardness, a new chapbook featuring wry, post-modern retellings of traditional nursery rhymes.

She’ll also read from her full-length manuscript Every Flame a Moon.

Albiso has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and recently won the Robert Frost Foundation Poetry Award, among other honors.

She grew up in Southern California, earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of California at Los Angeles and a master’s in English with a creative writing emphasis from San Diego State University, and taught English at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, Calif.

She joined the North Coast Writers and enjoyed a creative spurt since moving to the Port Angeles area a decade ago.

Albiso has published her poetry in Crab Creek Review, Rattle, Comstock Review and Pontoon: An Anthology of Washington State Poets.

For information about Tuesday’s event and the North Coast Writers, contact Suzann Bick at 360-797-1245 or

PALOA benefit
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Light Opera Association, aka PALOA, will take over Smugglers Landing, a restaurant at The Landing mall, Tuesday evening.

Fans of musical theater — and PALOA productions from “My Fair Lady” in 1995 to “South Pacific” in 2012 and “Guys and Dolls” in 2013 — are invited to enjoy food, drinks and entertainment from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and half of each guest check will go to the theater troupe.

Smugglers Landing owner Rick Mathis is hosting this fundraiser at his place at 115 E. Railroad Ave.

For more information, phone 360-452-8299.

Reading slated
PORT TOWNSEND — Poet and boat builder Matthew Nienow will read from his work at the Northwind Arts Center, 2409 Jefferson St., this Thursday night.

Admission is free to the 7 p.m. gathering.

Nienow holds both a master’s of fine arts from the University of Washington and a degree in Traditional Small Craft from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding.

A 2013 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellow, he also has received awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Elizabeth George Foundation and Washington state’s Artist Trust.

For more about this and other literary and art events at the center, see or phone 360-437-9081.

Last modified: October 06. 2013 9:34PM
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