Search form

Donate Today

Poetry on Buses: Community Poetry Workshops


Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 12:00pm to Friday, September 30, 2016 - 11:00pm

This event has expired.

The long-running public art program Poetry on Buses is back this year with a new theme, "Your Body of Water," new languages (focusing on engaging Punjabi, Spanish, Tlingit, Chinese, Ethiopian, and English/African American communities) and new community partners. What is not new is the program's mission to make commute time -- by bus and light rail -- more entertaining and inspiring through the presentation of a diversity of poems submitted by poets from across King County. The selected poems will also be published online at the rate of one per day for 365 days.
King County resident poets of all experience levels are welcome to submit poems of 50 words or less in length on the theme, in any language, through the Poetry on Buses website. Submissions are open up from May 15 to September 30. 

The Poetry on Buses program is also presenting a series of free facilitated community workshops at various locations around King County to engage writers of all levels in poetry writing. Refreshments will be provided and attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the program and connect with Poetry on Buses partners. See below for upcoming workshops:

Amharic-Speaking Workshop:

Community Poetry Workshop 
September 18, 2016 | 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Assimba Ethiopian Cuisine
2726 E. Cherry Street, Seattle, WA 98122


Punjabi-Speaking Workshop:

Community Poetry Workshop 
September 11, 2016 | 1:30-4:00 p.m.
Khalsa Gurmat Center
16940 116th Avenue SE, Renton, WA 98058


Spanish-Speaking Workshops: 

Community Poetry Workshop with Seattle Escribe and Maria Victoria
June 4, 2016 | 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Seattle Central Library, Level 4 | Room 1
1000 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104

Community Poetry Workshop with Claudia Castro Luna
August 20, 2016 | 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Burien Community Center
14700 6th Avenue SW, Burien, WA 98166

Chinese-Speaking Workshops:

July 29, 2016 | 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Redmond Senior Center
160th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052

August 12, 2016 | 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Chinese Information Services Center
611 S. Lane Street, Seattle, WA 98104

African American Workshop:

Community Poetry Workshop with Jordan Keith, Monique Franklin and Leija Farr
August 13, 2016 | 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Life Enrichment Bookstore
5023 Rainier Avenue S., Seattle, WA 98118


Image credit: Punjabi-language poetry workshop, photo by Timothy Aguero Photography, 2016

Event type:  Event format: 


See similar events

Back to events