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Puget Sound Poetry Connection


All venues are free to the public and physically accessible. All ages and level of writing welcome. We just celebrated 27 years of success in the City of Tacoma. 

We meet every 2nd Friday of the month at 7 p.m. at Immanuel Presbyterian Church

901 North J St. Tacoma, WA 98403 (See Map) .

Please come join us.


We are happy to announce that our monthly open mic poetry sessions will resume on "ZOOM". Our next "ZOOM" meeting will be Friday, December 11th at 7:00 pm. 

Topic: "Poetically Speaking" PSPC open Mic reading

Time: Dec 11, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

We invite you to share several poems (one page each or two pages max)-- using the "ShareYour Desk Top" feature of ZOOM

Join Zoom Meeting (Link is coming)

See you then..

Kind Regards,

PSPC Board

We are also willing to announce your events if you contact us at

[email protected]

Distinguished Writer Series

Each month a writer of note is invited to read for 30 minutes at our readings, which is then followed with an open mic.

We encourage everyone to bring one or two of their poems to read.

We wish for everyone to be heard and often have 20 people sign up for open mic.


Puget Sound Poetry Connection (PSPC): Published a New Poetry Chapbook ; Tacoma, WA, March 4, 2021

LIMBO OR LIMINAL: Response to Covid

Puget Sound Poetry Connection announces the publication of a new poetry chapbook.

Fifteen poets and twenty-two new poems about life during the pandemic this past year were written from many different perspectives.

PSPC members each receive one complimentary copy.

Copies are available while supplies last for $5.00. Contact Alan Harvey at [email protected] You must be able to pick-up your own copy from a Tacoma address.

PSPC meets the second Friday of every month at Immanuel Presbyterian Church (currently on Zoom). For more information about PSPC you should visit

Puget Sound Poetry Connection release party for "ARIA 2020"

It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Wright Park in Tacoma, when the members of the Puget Sound Poetry Connection gathered together to celebrate the release of our first collection of poetry from members only. The collection, entitled "ARIA 2020" is the brainchild of PSPC board member Micheal Magee, who collected, edited, and published the collection. 

It was a wonderful opportunity for the members and guests to gather and share our best poems with each other.

There is nothing like holding the poems of your writer friends in your hands in a single volume.

Many Thanks to you, Michael, and to all the poets who contributed.

Latest Big News:

John M. Tarrh - composer and consultant, has put Puget Sound Poetry Connections Founder Connie K. Walle's poem, "Write Me a Love Poem" to music.

From Johns web site:

" I've just discovered a wonderful poet, Connie K. Walle. Her book, What's Left, is full of touching, heartfelt poems. I've set one of these for solo soprano and piano in honor of my wife's sixty-fifth birthday. It's called Write Me a Love Poem. Click here for an audio recording of the song, and here to see the score. I plan to set more of Connie's very special poems to music."

  " Puget Sound Poetry Connection Brings Quality Talent, Creates a Space for Poetry"

Puget Sound Poetry Connection Board

Connie Walle ~ President and Founder

Board Members

Carl Palmer - Board Chair

Shannon O'Donnell

Allen Braden

Bob Toohey

Robert Hasselblad

Kat Van Eddy

Kay Mullen

Jo Forbes

Michael Magee

Glenna Cook

Benjamin Olson

Laura Jensen

Gale Hemmann

Dale King

Puget Sound Poetry Connection is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization. Your tax deductible donation may be filed under section 170(C)2 of the IRS TAX Code.