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7:00 pm - PoetryBridge

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

We are a community of poets, storytellers and fans of the spoken word.

Our mission is to promote the best of poetry and storytelling in West Seattle. Not best as in better than, but best as in authentic self-expression, in person, here and now. Best* that in the telling demonstrates diverse forms of bravery, expressiveness, sincerity and truthfulness


We are featuring three poets, live and in-person, at C&P Coffee in West Seattle, on Wednesday, November 8th, from 7-9 (PST), Mirian Bassuk, Yvonne Higgins Leach and Laura C Lippman. See my update on covid considerations below. I plan to once again stream the reading live on YouTube and record it for viewing later. The YouTube link will be sent out separately.


Miriam Bassuk:Though originally from the east coast, Miriam treasures her life in the Northwest. Her daily walks inspire her with the teeming life of eagles, herons, and the occasional sighting of Orcas that thrive in the Puget Sound. She has been published in The Journal of Sacred Feminine Wisdom, Raven Chronicles, PoetsWest Literary Journal, and 3 Elements Review. She was one of the featured poets in the digital portion of the WA 129 project sponsored by the Washington State poet laureate.


Yvonne Higgins Leach is the author of Another Autumn (Cherry Grove Collections, 2014). Her poems have been published in The South Carolina ReviewSouth Dakota ReviewSpoon River ReviewThe Cimarron Review, POEM, and others. Her second collection is forthcoming this fall from Kelsay Books. She spent decades balancing a career in communications and public relations, raising a family, and pursuing her love of writing poetry. Her latest passion is working with shelter dogs. She splits her time living on Vashon Island and in Spokane, Washington. For more information, visit www.yvonnehigginsleach.com


Laura C Lippman is a retired family doctor, lifelong reader and agitator who started writing poetry just ten years ago, (although upon recollection, she was the editor of her high school literary magazine.) Her poems have appeared in Avatar Review, Brief Wilderness, The Broken Plate, Chained Muse, Crack the Spine, Crosswinds, El Portal, Evening Street Review, Flights, Glassworks Magazine, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Hey I’m Alive Magazine, La Presa, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, Perceptions Magazine, Plainsongs, Pontoon Poetry, Poydras Review, Journal of Family Practice, The Meadow, Neologism Poetry Journal, New English Review, Sin Fronteras/Writers Without Borders, Spotlon Review, and Synkroniciti. among others. She is co-author of the book Writing While Masked; Reflections on 2020 and Beyond, which was published by Basalt Books, an imprimatur of WSU Press. She meets weekly with a poetry group on Vashon Island and enjoys the natural world and her grandchildren and frets about their future.




November 8
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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C & P Coffee
5612 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98136 United States
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