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The City of Tacoma and Puget Sound Poetry Connection Presents:


The Distinguished Writer Series 



Second Fridays of the month

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.



Immanuel Presbyterian Church

901 North J St. Tacoma, WA 98403 (See Map)


June 14th Featured Distinguished Writer: Abby E. Murray, Tacoma WA

901 N J St. Tacoma, WA 98403

Guest will read from their work for approximately 30 min. The remaining time will be open mic readings.

We are pleased to announce that our distinguished writer for the month of June (14th) will be Abbey E. Murray. 

Abby E. Murray is the editor of Collateral, a journal publishing work concerned with the impact of violent conflict and military service beyond the combat zone. 

Murray is the newly named Tacoma Poet Laureate. 


She teaches creative writing at School of the Arts in Tacoma and argumentative writing to army officers on fellowship from the Army War College at the University of Washington.

She also offers free creative writing workshops for immigrants, soldiers, veterans, and their loved ones in Pierce County, Washington. 

Her book, Hail and Farewell, is forthcoming from Perugia Press in fall 2019. You can read more at www.abbyemurray.com.