Puget Sound Poetry Connection
BRINGING QUALITY POETRY TO THE NORTHWEST
All venues are free to the public and physically accessible. All ages and level of writing welcome. We just celebrated 27 years of success in the City of Tacoma.
We meet every 2nd Friday of the month at 7 p.m. at Immanuel Presbyterian Church
901 North J St. Tacoma, WA 98403 (See Map) .
Please come join us.
NOTE: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we will not be meeting until further notice. Please check back for more information.
We are also willing to announce your events if you contact us at
Distinguished Writer Series
Each month a writer of note is invited to read for 30 minutes at our readings, which is then followed with an open mic.
We encourage everyone to bring one or two of their poems to read.
We wish for everyone to be heard and often have 20 people sign up for open mic.
Puget Sound Poetry Connection release party for "ARIA 2020"
It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Wright Park in Tacoma, when the members of the Puget Sound Poetry Connection gathered together to celebrate the release of our first collection of poetry from members only. The collection, entitled "ARIA 2020" is the brainchild of PSPC board member Micheal Magee, who collected, edited, and published the collection.
It was a wonderful opportunity for the members and guests to gather and share our best poems with each other.
There is nothing like holding the poems of your writer friends in your hands in a single volume.
Many Thanks to you, Michael, and to all the poets who contributed.
Call for Members Submission to PSPC Chapbook
Puget Sound Poetry Connection plans to publish this fall our own chapbook from the best unpublished writings of our subscribing members.
We invite all our members to be a part of this chapbook by submitting your work.
Puget Sound Poetry Connection board member and poet Michael Magee will be the editor of our chapbook supported by board members: Carl Palmer, Benjamin Olson, Robert Hasselblad, Bob Toohey, and board President, Connie Walle.
OR send by postal mail to:
220 Tacoma Avenue South #104,
Tacoma, WA 98402 Ph. (253 272 0415)
John M. Tarrh - composer and consultant, has put Puget Sound Poetry Connections Founder Connie K. Walle's poem, "Write Me a Love Poem" to music.
" I've just discovered a wonderful poet, Connie K. Walle. Her book, What's Left, is full of touching, heartfelt poems. I've set one of these for solo soprano and piano in honor of my wife's sixty-fifth birthday. It's called Write Me a Love Poem. Click here for an audio recording of the song, and here to see the score. I plan to set more of Connie's very special poems to music."
" Puget Sound Poetry Connection Brings Quality Talent, Creates a Space for Poetry"
Recent "SouthSound Talk" Article about Puget Sound Poetry Connection:
Puget Sound Poetry Connection Board
Connie Walle ~ President and Founder
Carl Palmer - Board Chair
Kat Van Eddy