Tod Marshall: New Beginnings

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 4:15pm

Let's celebrate Tod Marshall!

Tod Marshall's 2016-2018 term as Washington State Poet Laureate is coming to an end, and he's bringing together a group of local poets to help him close out his term in style. Join us for this "end of the road" celebration, scheduled during the last week of Tod's Poet Laureate service to the Washington state literary scene!

Tod will be speaking a few anecdotes from his journey as Poet Laureate, and he'll share the stage with several local and regional poets included in his WA129 series:

Chris Howell
Nance Van Winckel
Maya Zeller
Laura Read
Devin Devine
Terry Lawhead
Kate Peterson

This event also pays tribute to the wonderful poems of the WA129 and WA129+ anthologies. FREE copies of the WA 129+ expansion anthology will be on hand (while supplies last), and copies of the original WA129 will also be available for purchase.

"WA129 is an anthology of poems gathered from the people of Washington State, collected and curated by State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall. The anthology includes work from experienced poets and newcomers to the art, young students and lifetime learners. There are 129 poems in the published book--one for every year of statehood up to 2018, the end of Marshall's term as State Poet Laureate. Over 2,000 poems were submitted, Many that were not included in the book will be published in online anthology in an e-book format" (description from

Tod Marshall's books of poetry include "Bugle" (Canarium Press, 2014), "The Tangled Line" (Canarium Press, 2009), and "Dare Say" (University of Georgia Press, 2002). He lives in Spokane, Washington and teaches at Gonzaga University.

Event address: 
Auntie's Bookstore
402 W Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201