Rena Priest

Rena Priest

Festival Schedule

Community Open Mic

Thursday April 21st, 6:30pm @ The Hive - A Spokane Public Library

Poetry Salon

Saturday April 23rd, 1:00pm @ Montvale Event Center: Ella's Theater

Rena Priest is a Poet and an enrolled member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation. She has been appointed to serve as the Washington State Poet Laureate for the term of April 2021-2023.  She is a Vadon Foundation Fellow, and recipient of an Allied Arts Foundation Professional Poets Award. Her debut collection, Patriarchy Blues was published by MoonPath Press and received an American Book Award. She is a National Geographic Explorer (2018-2020) and a Jack Straw Writer (2019). She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.