BOOKS: Egress Studio Press poetry reading April 8 celebrates National Poetry Month

Celebrate National Poetry Month with the poets of Egress Studio Press at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at Village Books, 1200 11th St.

The reading will feature poetry from James Bertolino (”Pocket Animals”); Ann Spiers (”What Rain Does”); Richard Widerkehr (”Her Story of Fire”); Sheila Sondik (”Fishing a Familiar Pond”); Susan J. Erickson (”The Art of Departure”); and Anita K. Boyle (”The Drenched: A Creation Myth for the Pacific Northwest”).

Works by the local and regional poets explore themes of family and place, the environment in which we dwell, and the depths of mental illness.

Egress Studio Press is an independent press based in Bellingham, dedicated to publishing the works of Washington poets. More on Egress Studio Press at egressstudio.com.

Details on the event: 360-671-2626, villagebooks.com.