Poets will have a special place at the podiums of Lit Con, a celebration of the written word running Thursday, April 11, to Sunday, April 14, at locations around town.
The overall event, presented by Vashon Center for the Arts, will feature authors from Vashon, Seattle and Tacoma in 75 events and other enticements, including ongoing art exhibits at VCA. Lit Con will also include a free slate of programs, many for youth, at Vashon Library. The conference’s entire schedule, as well as links to purchase spots for ticketed events and to a mobile app to navigate the event, can be found at vashoncenterforthearts.org.
Another visiting poet, Elizabeth J. Colen, will present “Generating Prose Through Juxtaposition,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Blue Heron classroom. This workshop will focus on Colen’s technique for generating work so that participants never have to sit cold in front of a blank page.
Colen, who lives in Bellingham and teaches at Western Washington University, is the author of “What Weaponry,” a novel in prose poems, two poetry collections and other works.