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WSU Vancouver’s Professional Writers Series: Activist Poetry
March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
WSU Vancouver’s annual Professional Writers Series features eight writers on six Thursday nights between Jan. 26 and April 6. The writers represent a variety of literary genres and styles, from short stories and memoirs to podcasts, biography and poetry. The presentations are free and open to the public. Each begins at 7 p.m. in the Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 6. For a complete schedule of speakers, click here.
March 23: Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, “Activist Poetry” Jetnil-Kijiner is a poet and performance artist whose work centers around climate activism. In 2014, Vogue magazine named her one of 13 leading women fighting global warming. Her poetry focuses on raising awareness of issues and threats—such as rising sea levels and forced migration—faced by the people of the Marshall Islands, where she was born.
WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. in Vancouver, east of the 134th St. exit from either I-5 or I-205, or via C-Tran bus service. Parking is available at meters or in the Blue Daily Pay Lot for $1.50 after 5 p.m.; parking is free after 7 p.m.