Welcome

Welcome to PoetsWest @ The Creekside, a site developed to promote poetry and poets in the Great Northwest.

In partnership with PoetsWest, a nonprofit membership organization based in Seattle, The Creekside, a Merrill Gardens Retirement Community, has opened its doors to offer a premier venue for poetry readings at 7:00pm on the third Wednesday of each month. The readings feature one (or occasionally two) poets plus a very generously timed open mic.

While many venues seem to have just poets-reading-to-poets, The Creekside has a general audience made up of senior citizens and their families as well as the poets in attendance.

Facilities and refreshments are provided courtesy of The Creekside, a Merrill Gardens Retirement Community, in Woodinville, Washington.