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Washington state poet laureate makes 2 appearances in Bellingham

Tod Marshall, a Gonzaga University professor and the Washington state poet laureate, appears in Bellingham twice in April for poetry events.
Tod Marshall, a Gonzaga University professor and the Washington state poet laureate, appears in Bellingham twice in April for poetry events. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Washington state poet laureate Tod Marshall makes two appearances in Bellingham as he travels the state in April for National Poetry Month.

Marshall directs the writing concentration program and coordinates the visiting writers series at Gonzaga University, where he is a humanities professor.

He’ll be at the Mount Baker Theatre for the free “poetrynight” performances 8-10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, in the theater’s Encore Room, 110 N. Commercial St. Doors open at 7:45 p.m. Participants can bring poetry and sign up to read it.

Marshall also will be a guest on the “Chuckanut Radio Hour” variety show at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Heiner Theater on the Whatcom Community College campus, 237 W. Kellogg Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; live show recording starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door and from Village Books and BrownPaperTickets.com.

Read one of Marshall’s poems at the online site Narrative or go to todmarshall.com.

For more information, go to blog.poetrynight.org.

Robert Mittendorf: 360-715-2805, @bhamMitty

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