To celebrate National Poetry Month, Confluence Poets will present a free, online poetry reading session at 6:30 p.m. on April 23.
Anyone who wants to participate by reading a favorite poem, or one they have written, can email firstname.lastname@example.org . Visit poets.org to find poems or advice on how to write a poem.
The event, available on the Zoom platform, is cosponsored by Confluence Gallery & Art Center. The Zoom meeting ID is 82795556016, pass code 489240.
Confluence Poet Greg Wright (and select guests) will read from his newly released collection of personal poems, “The Gospel of Doubt,” at 7 p.m. on April 11 at the Methow Valley Community Center. A Q&A session and book-signing will follow. Attendance will be limited to 80; masks are required. Tickets are free and will be required for entry. Go to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5098770.
Historical visions of snow
The Shafer Historical Museum is displaying 18 photos from its collections from the 1900s to 1930s that typify what wintertime was like for residents of Methow Valley towns, through April at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp.
Suggested donation is $5. Children 18 and younger can view the exhibit for free. Please wear masks when viewing the photos.
Photographs can also be viewed at the Shafer’s website, www.shafermuseum.org.
Congressional Art Competition
Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) has announced the start of the annual Central Washington Congressional Art Competition, inviting all high school students in the 4th Congressional District to participate. The winning entry will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol, and this year’s winner will receive two airline tickets to visit Washington, D.C. and attend a reception hosted by the Congressional Institute. All artwork must be submitted to one of Newhouse’s district offices by April 30. For more information, visit https://newhouse.house.gov/services/art-competition.