Thursday, October 31, 2013

Port Townsend poet Stan Sanvel Rubin will read on Tuesday, November 5

         Port Townsend poet Stan Sanvel Rubin will read on Tuesday, November 5, from There. Here., his collection from Lost Horse Press. Writer Linda Bierds has noted that the primary subjects of Rubin’s volume are “silence and sound.”

            This free event, the third in the 2013-2014 series sponsored by North Coast  Writers, takes place at Wine on the Waterfront, 115 E. Railroad Avenue in Port Angeles and will begin at seven.

            Rubin is a founding director of the low residency MFA Program at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma.  Previously, he taught at SUNY Brockport, where he directed the Writers Forum and Videotape Library, and won the Chancellor’s Award for teaching excellence. 

            Rubin’s work has been published widely in such journals as Poetry Northwest, Kenyon Review, Cutthroat, and the Georgia Review.  His poems have also appeared in the anthology, Long Journey:  Contemporary Northwest Poets, published by Oregon State University Press.  Moreover, Rubin is the author of The Post-Confessionals, interviews with contemporary poets.  He regularly writes review-essays for Water~stone Review, published by Hamline University.

            Poet Naomi Shihab Nye has called the works in Rubin’s second volume, Hidden Sequel, “fine, compelling poems . . .  that move with unobtrusive delicacy and deep grace through the mysteries of time.”


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Submissions | EAB Publishing

Submissions | EAB Publishing
EAB Publishing seeks short stories and non-fiction of no more than 5000 words, mixed-media, and poetry for Midnight CircusEach issue of Midnight Circus has a theme which can be found here. Writers wishing to submit stories and/or poems must adhere to that theme if they wish EAB Publishing to take their submissions seriously.
EAB is currently closed to novel, novella, collected works, and chapbook submissions. We are open to artists interested in publishing graphic novels or submitting art for book covers for Midnight Circus. Artists interested in submitting a portfolio should contact us at
EAB Publishing will not consider pornography or gratuitous violence. We’re not prudes. We understand sex happens and violence occurs in real life. Therefore, it may in your work, but there better be a damn good reason for it or chances are we will pass on your submission.
Please send all properly formatted submissions to

The Fourth Friday Readings in Sequim will feature author/poet Patrick Loafman on October 25

The Fourth Friday Readings in Sequim will feature author/poet Patrick Loafman on October 25 at 6:00 p.m. at Rainshadow Coffee Bar, 157 W. Cedar Street, Sequim.  The event is hosted by Writers on the Spit.

Loafman is a wildlife biologist, author, artist and musician, living west of Joyce on The Dandelion Farm. He will read from his recently published novel, Somewhere Upriver (Event Horizon Press, 2013).  His short story collection, A Freckle Shaped Like California, is forthcoming. 

Patrick has been published in over twenty journals and two published chapbooks. He is editor of an online poetry journal, The Dandelion Farm Review and balances his writing time with surfing, skateboarding, gardening and making music on gourd banjos, thumb pianos and the mandolin.

We're in for a treat, as he tickles our ears with his readings AND a bit of music from his kora -- a twenty-one-string harp/lute that looks something like a hybrid between a gourd banjo and a suspension bridge. The kora is a West African instrument that has been around for over three hundred years.  

Admission is free. Readings begin at 6:30 p.m., but you'll want to arrive by 6:00 to choose your favorite seat and order your treat for the evening. The Fourth Friday Readings include an hour of Open Mic readings from the audience. Those interested may put their names in to be drawn for a five minute reading. For guidelines contact


Thursday, October 10, 2013