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- 2018 - 

Skagit River Poetry Festival

May 17th-19th 2018 La Connor, WA

(Presenter/Panelist/Workshop Instructor)

 

Skagit River Poetry Project's 9th bienial celebration of poetry includes some of the nations brightest and most celebrated poets and writers.

 

Speak to Me! Volume III.@ Vermillion!

February 24, 2018 7pm 

Presented by Seattle Civic Poet, Anastacia-Renee 

featuring: Matt Gano, Naa Akua, Shelly K Minden, LIly Baumgart & Kiyoshi Sakauye

- PAST EVENTS - 

Skagit River Poetry Festival

May 19th-22nd 2016 La Connor, WA

(Presenter/Panelist/Workshop Instructor)

 

Skagit River Poetry Project's 9th bienial celebration of poetry includes some of the nations brightest and most celebrated poets and writers. The Northwest's renowned poetry festival includes the likes of Daemond Arrindell, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Kevin Craft, James Crews, Natalie Diaz, Kathy Fagan, Tarfia Faizullah, Lorraine Ferra, Norman Fischer, Matt Gano, Paul Hansen, Garrett Hongo, Kasey Jueds, Richard Kenney, Jamaal May, Garth Martens, Tim McNulty, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Naomi Shihab Nye, Martha Silano, Jeanann Verlee, and Jan Zwicky

- 2015 - 

Lit Crawl: Cheap Wine and Poetry, Seattle WA

10/22/15 

 

The Round 125, Abbey Arts, Seattle WA

10/13/15 

Poetry is Everything, Tacoma WA

10/9/15

 

Write Riot Poetry Slam, Bellingham WA

8/20/15  

 

The Breadline, Seattle WA 

6/17/15 

WRITE Doe Bay Spring 2015

 

"Write Doe Bay’s Spring 2015 workshop measures success in breakthroughs"

 

 

- 2014 - 

Matt Gano featured in City Arts Magazine

"A Different Countdown" December print issue 2014

 

The Winter Round at The Triple Door

December 6th, 2014

Poets:  Matt Gano, Chelsey Richardson

 

 

Works In Progress

November 4th, 2014 Richard Hugo House

 

Seven WITS (Writers In The Schools) writers mirror the creative process they inspire in their students and read from their own, original works-in-progress. The reading will feature a selection of Seattle's best local writers: Sara Brickman, Aaron Counts, Laura Gamache, Matt Gano, Melanie Noel, Michael Overa and Greg Stump.

 

 

LITFUSE!

September 26-28th 2014 Tieton, WA

(Facutly Memeber/Workshop Instructor) 

 

LiTFUSE combines writing, exploration, improvisation, meditation, camaraderie, natural beauty and readings to ignite your muse. LiTFUSE is an annual weekend-long poets’ workshop held in Tieton, WA (near Yakima), sponsored by Tieton Arts & Humanities, that is open to poets of all ages and styles. 

 

Kitchen Sessions

August 10th, 2014 Bellingham WA

 

Skagit River Poetry Festival

May 15th-18th 2014 La Connor, WA

(Presenter/Panelist/Workshop Instructor)

 

Skagit River Poetry Project's 8th bienial celebration of poetry includes some of the nations brightest and most celebrated poets and writers. The Northwest's renowned poetry festival includes the likes of Sherman Alexie, Tom Robbins, Susan Riche, Kwame Dawes, Roberto Ascalon, and Matt Gano. 

 

 

Round 107 @ The Fremont Abbey

April 8th, 2014

 

James Apollo,

Ghosts I've Met

Lotte Kestner

Matt Gano (poetry)

Lauren Bishop (live painting)

 

- 2013 - 

Everett Poetry Night

November 14, 2013 Everett, WA

 

a. Canvas a. Cause

September 27, 2013

Makerhaus 122 Northwest 36th Street, Seattle, WA

 

"a Canvas. a Cause. will feature four collaborative performances by artists across disciplines and genres, each one inspired by mural panels painted by Urban ArtWorks artists and youth specifically for the event. The goal is to showcase the talent and work of Urban ArtWorks, and celebrate the positive impact that creative expression can have on communities— an impact at the heart of Urban ArtWorks’ 

 
Round 100 @ Bumbershoot!

September 2, 2013 Seattle WA

 

"This September we're celebrating 100 months of unique collaborative events by putting on shows all over town including Round 100.1 at Bumbershoot on Sunday, September 1st (same day as Death Cab)! 
Le Wrens (Gundersen Family), Shelby Earl, and Mary Lambert (of Macklemore's Same Love) will be sharing the stage with poet Matt Gano and the original live painter Scott Erickson in town from Portland! 
(Scott painted at Round #3 when we first started out.)"