The idea is to write it so that people hear it, and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
An Appreciation for Poetry
The Olympia Poetry Network is a nonprofit/charitable organization dedicated to increasing literary awareness and an appreciation of poetry for folks living at the south end of Puget Sound (Thurston, Mason, Gray's Harbor and Lewis Counties).
OPN Membership $18/ One Year — $36/ Two Years
The OPN Tip Jar
OPN holds monthly readings at 6:00 pm on the third Wednesday of every month at Traditions, the Gathering Place located in downtown Olympia, 300 5th Ave. SW, at corner of 5th and Water Street. All readers are asked to limit their readings to 3 minutes. Sign ups start at 5:30pm. After the open mic and a short intermission, a featured poet reads most months for 30-40 minutes. Check our flyers or events page for specific program information.
If you'd like to become a subscriber, and receive our monthly newsletter and other announcements, visit our Subscriptions page.
Scheduled Special Events
A P R I L
During the month of April (National Poetry Month) we feature the work of "Dead Poets" read by our members.
A U G U S T
August is All-Open-Mic month, devoting the entire meeting to anyone who cares to read. Come participate!
D E C E M B E R
December readings are "Poems of the Season," a non-denominational celebration of this special time of year.