Olympia Poetry Network Monthly Reading & Open Mic

May 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Traditions Fair Trade Cafe
300 5th Avenue SW
WA 98501
Olympia Poetry Network
Olympia Poetry Network Monthly Reading & Open Mic @ Traditions Fair Trade Cafe

Join Olympia Poetry Network as they host local Tacoma poet Christina Butcher for a night of poetry readings! Christina will read new poems, as well as a few from her debut poetry collection, Still Clutching Maps. She’ll also have books for sale following her reading. Stay for open mic opportunities following Christina’ reading!

Christina Butcher is a Chicana poet, publisher and veteran from New Mexico. She has a passion for storytelling and community involvement. She’s a working writer and is a regular contributor to The Ranger, Weekly Volcano, Hilltop Action Journal and Thurston County Chamber of Commerce’s VOICE Magazine. Her writing has also appeared in City Arts, Creative Colloquy, and OLY ARTS.  She served as the Write253 event coordinator for Louder Than A Bomb – Tacoma 2018, and frequently volunteers with Creative Colloquy.

Christina’s debut poetry collection, “Still Clutching Maps,” was published in May 2017 by Blue Cactus Press. It explores ideas of language, power, and place as they inform a person’s ever-evolving identity. Christina holds degrees in anthropology and Chinese-Mandarin language studies, as well as a certificate in storytelling and content strategy. She lives in Tacoma, Washington

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