Celebrate Memory’s Vault with a New Book, an Artist Talk & Reading May 18

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Just out from Empty Bowl Press, "Memory’s Vault: The Poetic Heart of Fort Worden," offers a retrospective look at a powerful piece of public art and a community’s responses to it. Created in 1988 at Fort Worden State Park, Memory’s Vault was designed by artist Richard Turner and features the poems of Sam Hamill, cofounder of Copper Canyon Press, as well as contributions by local poets and writers such as Natalie Goldberg who’ve been in residence at Centrum.

Artist Richard Turner will be in Port Townsend to celebrate the release of the book. You can meet the artist and hear him talk about the project on May 18 at 7 pm. at the Friends Meetinghouse. You can also hear local contributors share their poems, essays, and reflections, including Port Townsend Poet Laureate Conner Bouchard-Roberts.

Copies of "Memory’s Vault: The Poetic Heart of Fort Worden" will be available and are also available at Imprint Books and The Bookshop at Aldrich’s. For more details, check the Empty Bowl website: emptybowl.org/events

With thanks to the Friends of Fort Worden for their support for this project.

Event Date
Saturday, May 18, 2024
Event time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost / donation
Holly Hughes,