Poetry event features works by four island poets, plus cake

A reading will celebrate new books by Ann Spiers, Sandra Noel, Margaret Roncone and Katy E. Ellis.

Come celebrate the reawakening of nature, as four Vashon poets whose books were published during the pandemic take the stage at an upcoming event, Spring Tides Poetry Reading, at Snapdragon.

Cake and beverages will be served, and books by Ann Spiers, Sandra Noel, Margaret Roncone, and Katy E. Ellis will be available for purchase and signing.

The event will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at Snapdragon Bakery and Café’s Black Cat Cabaret, at 17817 Vashon Hwy. SW.

Poets will include:

Ann Spiers was Vashon’s inaugural Poet Laureate. She had three books published in 2021-22: “Back Cut,” “Rain Violent,” andHarpoon.” She has served Vashon Land Trust as a volunteer, staff and board member and as Vashon Audubon president. She is the editor of “Walks, Trails, and Parks on Vashon.” Find out more at AnnSpiers.com.

Sandra Noel works as an illustrator developing posters and interpretive signs. Her poems are published in several poetry journals, four chapbooks and two full-length poetry books. She is the current poet laureate of Vashon.

Margaret Roncone’s poetry appears in anthologies and online. She hosted an open mic in Seattle for 10 years. Her book, “A Sleeve of Blue,” was published recently by Goldfish Press.

Katy E. Ellis’ poetry and fiction have appeared in many literary journals in the U.S. and Canada. Her poetry has won the Floating Bridge Chapbook award and has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. “Home Water, Home Land” is her first full-length publication. Find out more at katyeellis.com.