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Library News Release

Release Date: 12/12/2013

Join local poets for an evening of poetry at The Seattle Public Library Jan. 6

Evening of poetry

Join local poets Jessica Gigot, Ann Batchelor Hursey and Sigrun Susan Lane from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6 at The Seattle Public Library, Fremont Branch, 731 N. 35th St.


The program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Free parking is available on the street and paid parking is available in a parking lot across the street.


Local poets Jessica Gigot, Ann Batchelor Hursey and Sigrun Susan Lane will read from their work and discuss poetry with the audience.


Gigot is a horticulturalist, writer, potter and musician. She lives on a small farm in the Skagit Valley, and offers educational and art workshops.


Batchelor Hursey's work has appeared in several publications and in "Fire On Her Tongue: An eBook Anthology of Contemporary Women's Poetry." She has been awarded writing residencies with the Jack Straw Writer's Program, Hypatia-in-the-Woods and Soapstone: A Writing Retreat for Women.


Lane has been published in multiple publications, including Albatross, Calyx, Crab Creek Review and Malahat Review. She has received awards for her poetry from the Seattle and King County Arts Comissions.


This event is presented in partnership with Floating Bridge Press. Books will be available for purchase and signing.


For more information, call the branch at 206-684-4084 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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