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Community Conversation: Arts and Our Economy

CREATE Community Center for the Arts, 900 4th Street, Newport Sunday. 10/24/2021, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Rena Priest, Washington’s Poet Laureate, builds awareness and appreciation of poetry, as a means of expression and activism. Priest is a member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation. She is the author of Patriarchy Blues and Sublime Subliminal. She received the Allied Arts Foundation 2020 Professional Poets Award, is a National Geographic Explorer, and a 2019 Jack Straw Writer. She has taught at Western Washington University and Northwest Indian College. Priest holds a BA in English from Western Washington University and an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She lives in Bellingham, WA..

Very special thanks for support from the following community members:

CREATE, River Arts Alliance, WSU Kalispel Extension, The Kalispel Tribe, and Pend Oreille County Library District