Duvall Poetry Open Mic meets at 7 p.m. on first Wednesdays at the Duvall Library. Every month we have a featured reader (or two) plus an open mic reading. Next up Chris Jarmick on April 4.
Christopher J. Jarmick is a writer/poet and the owner of Kirkland, Washington’s only independent full service new and gently used bookstore – BookTree (website: http://www.booktreekirkland.com/). He has curated and hosted regularly scheduled poetry nights and special events in the Puget Sound area since 2001. His newest collection of poetry, Not Aloud, was published in September 2015 by MoonPath Press; other books include IGNITION: Poem Starters, Septolets, Statements and Double Dog Dares (2010), The Glass Cocoon – a mystery thriller he cowrote with Serena F. Holder, & Poems for the Middle Class (out of print). When he has time he still updates his POETRYisEverything blog (google it as one word). His poetry, articles, reviews and interviews have appeared in a wide variety of online and print journals, magazines, newspapers and anthologies.
Born on the East Coast he migrated to Los Angeles in 1975 to co-write and contribute to several screenplays and worked in several capacities including editor, producer, writer and director at PBS, Paramount and Fox contributing to award winning documentaries and television shows and creating segments for programs like Hard Copy and Entertainment Tonight. He relocated to Seattle in 1994 and co-produced a radio talk show and then became a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley (later Waddell and Reed) before freelancing as a consultant and technical writer. Then he decided to open a bookstore! He now lives in Kirkland, Washington.