Local poets give voice to their hopes, beseechments and visions in SpeakEasy 15: Poems and Prayers for the New Year, on Sunday, Jan. 18.

SpeakEasy 15: Poems and Prayers for the New Year, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at Mount Baker Theatre’s Encore Room, 104 N. Commercial St., will give voice to the hopes, beseechments and visions — both personal and global — of a select group of regional poets.

Founded in 2009 and produced in Bellingham by Luther Allen, each SpeakEasy addresses a unique perspective or theme presented through written and spoken words.

Participants are Angela Belcaster, Betty Scott, Caitlin Thomson, Carol McMillan, Carolyn McCarthy, Charles Luckman, CJ Prince, David Drummond, David Laws, Diane Cordrey, Harvey Schwartz, Jim Milstead, Jim Schmotzer, Joe Nolting, J.I. Kleinberg, Kari Galbraith, Kate Miller, Lane Morgan, Mo Dole, Lois Holub, Luther Allen, Malcolm Kenyon, Margot Lewis, Mary Gillilan, Nancy Canyon, Nancy Pagh, Paul Fisher, Peter Messinger, Phyllis Boernke, Steve Hood, Susan J. Erickson and Tim Pilgrim.

The event is free, but donations will be appreciated. Details: othermindpress.wordpress.com/speakeasy.