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Vancouver Chapter Presents Poetry with Armin Tolentino

May 15, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Vancouver Meeting has been MOVED ONLINE

due to excessive heat.

Willamette Writers Vancouver Presents

Poetry with Armin Tolentino

Poetry is fraught with all the baggage one might expect after a solid 3000-year run. During times of great crisis, people have depended on and expected solace from poetry. Yet, just as often you hear poetry described as intimidating, confusing, academic, or boring. How do we transform confusion into wonder? Boredom into possibility? Join Armin Tolentino at your Vancouver Chapter meeting to explore these questions. We’ll examine the techniques and architecture of poems to better understand how they work and try out writing exercises to unlock the power of this ancient yet thoroughly modern art form.

This ZOOM ONLY meeting will take place on May 15, 2023, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (Doors open 6:15PM). Register at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtcuytrjgvHdViNKncOlMKWDfs7dEC1H94

About Armin Tolentino

Armin Tolentino serves as poet laureate for Clark County Washington and is the author of the collection We Meant to Bring It Home Alive (Alternating Current Press). He earned an MFA at Rutgers University-Newark and his writing has appeared in journals including Rigorous, Gobshite Quarterly, Portland Magazine, and Pontoon Poetry. He is a phenomenal clapper, a passable ukulele player, and a bumbling, but enthusiastic, fisherman. More info at www.armintolentino.com.

About your chapter meetings

Willamette Writers meetings are open to all writers, 18 and up. Guests are welcome to make a donation to help support the cost of the meeting (we believe in paying our speakers for their time and skills). This meeting is run by volunteers. We look forward to seeing you there!

Young writers are encouraged to join our Young Willamette Writers meetings. Sign Up! Any high school or middle-grade writers are welcome to join us. Sign up for our email list at: http://eepurl.com/hRubBf  A registration link will be sent to our email list before our next meeting.

Zoom Details

You have to be logged into your own personal Zoom account to attend this meeting (to create a FREE account, go to Zoom.us).

Once you are logged in to your own personal Zoom account, register for the meeting at the link provided above.

On the day of the meeting, log into your Zoom account and then click the link Zoom sent you in your email when you registered with the link above. If you are logged into your personal Zoom account, you can also click the link above and register again if you need to. If you have not done this before, we encourage you to try logging in a half hour before the meeting begins. We had to change our meeting access because of a few inappropriate guests, but we want to continue to keep our meetings open to the public.


May 15, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Cascade Park Library
600 NE 136th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98684 United States
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