Susan Tower, a WordsWest regular, had this to say:
That was one of my favorite WordsWests EVER! Susan was lovely as MC, and the women, the artists, the SHOW they spontaneously put on---I couldn't believe it! It was like dropping in to some small jazz or blues venue to discover that some surprise guests, some music masters had spontaneously decided to come and jam with each other. As the two writers riffed on each other's work with such wise and joyous, childlike delight, I thought of the old phrases about one's heart taking wing, because that's how I felt.
The latest addition to the West Seattle Favorite Poem Project was a lovely reading of Shel Silverstein’s "The Land of Happy" by Taylor Gilliam of Reading Partners Seattle, a local non-profit dedicated to helping children read through one-on-one tutoring. WordsWest was also thrilled that Abi Pollokoff and Gabrielle Bates of Open Books: A Poem Emporium served as the evening's booksellers.
The podcast is forthcoming.