Skagit River Poetry Festival
Poetry road trip! Pack a cooler full of couplets and head to La Conner for the biennial Skagit River Poetry Festival. The culmination of the Skagit River Poetry Project, which aims to improve literacy and inspire interest in poetry in schools around Skagit Valley, the fest features readings, workshops and discussions with local poets such as Karen Finneyfrock, Elizabeth Austen and Linda Bierds, and big-famous national poets Carolyn Forché, Nikki Giovanni and Tony Hoagland.
Times, prices and venues vary. skagitriverpoetry.org