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
PLEASE, during the pandemic, only join OPN online. It's easy, secure and safe.
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
During January and February 2021, Join or renew your membership in OPN at the special 30th anniversary rate of $30. Use the blue button below.
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OPN holds general meetings at 6:00 pm on the third Wednesday of every month on Zoom during the pandemic. Open-mic for half an hour. All readers are asked to limit their readings to 3 minutes. If you have one or two short poems you'd like to share with us, come early (6:00 pm is open mic sign-up) and put your name in the chat window.
Members only receive the Zoom link for the meetings.They may invite one guest. If you'd like to join us, you can find information about joining on our Membership 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
DUE TO COVID-19, WE HAVE ALREADY HAD OUR OPEN MIC EVENT FOR 2020. AUGUST WILL FEATURE PORT TOWNSEND POET GARY COPELAND LILLY.
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.