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Christopher Luna performs with Tyler Burba by Nathan Tompkins

Christopher Luna performs with Tyler Burba by Nathan Tompkins

Sunday, March 13, 2011

GHOST TOWN POETRY returns to Cover to Cover Books April 14

Vancouver’s Cover to Cover Books
re-opens in a new location April 1
Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic returns to Cover to Cover
for a fourth anniversary reading April 14
Cover to Cover Books, which closed in October due to a fire, will re-open April 1 in a new location. Ghost Town Poetry, the popular open mic poetry reading series that Christopher Luna founded in 2004 and moved to Cover to Cover in 2007 will return to the bookstore on April 14 with a special reading to celebrate National Poetry Month and four years of readings at Cover to Cover.

Current Ghost Town Poetry co-hosts Christopher Luna and Toni Partington took the series on tour to poetry-friendly venues in town while waiting for the bookstore to re-open: Angst Gallery (October), The Stray Gallery (November), Niche Wine and Art Bar (December), the Clark County Historical Museum (January) and Gallery 360 (March). February’s reading was held in a private home belonging to local performer and teacher Marcia McReynolds.

Since 2005 the series has also featured local and national writers including Charles Potts, Lorraine Healy, Neeli Cherkovski, David Meltzer, Michael Rothenberg, Marc Marcel, Walt Curtis, Barbara LaMorticella, Brittany Baldwin, Sage Cohen, Judith Arcana, Sharon Wood Wortman, Judith Montgomery, Penelope Scambly Schott, Dan Raphael, Carlos Reyes, Ed Coletti, Jack McCarthy, David Madgalene, and Turiya Autry. Featured readers have also included Washington State Poet Laureate Sam Green and Oregon State Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen.

According to Luna, “I am very proud of the local arts community for stepping up to provide space to us during our brief period of homelessness. It was always our intention to return to Cover to Cover Books, and we are very happy that they will be back in business soon. We have run an all-ages and uncensored reading every second Thursday since late 2004. I am very grateful to Mel Sanders for staying open late and providing a space for local poets to gather every month. A writer herself, Sanders truly understands the value of community.”
THE TRIUMPHANT RETURN OF GHOST TOWN POETRY
TO COVER TO COVER BOOKS
NOW IN A NEW AND IMPROVED LOCATION!

OPEN MIC POETRY
HOSTED BY CHRISTOPHER LUNA
AND TONI PARTINGTON

7pm
THURSDAY, APRIL 14
(and every second Thursday)

COVER TO COVER BOOKS
6300 NE St. James Rd.,
(St. James & Minnehaha)
Suite 104B
Vancouver, WA

all ages & uncensored since 2004

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