YAKIMA COFFEEHOUSE POETRY CONTEST
For any 2024 Contest questions, please contact us at:
YCP Contest Reading Event for 2024 is scheduled for April
in the Larson Gallery, Yakima.
For additional information or
if you would like a “Twenty-Ninth”chapbook, please email us.
The event has a history, one that got its start in 1994 as the brainchild of Elizabeth Herres Miller, a former executive director of Allied Arts of Yakima who thought a literary event would complement the nonprofit’ s visual arts calendar. The contest quickly caught on. In 2006, a second event was later added: “Open Mic Night,” a monthly spoken-word forum for local poets to read their own poetry. Unfortunately, while the fortunes of these poetry events waxed, those of Allied Arts waned. The nonprofit closed its doors in December 2013.
The current year Yakima Coffeehouse Poet chapbook is available for a $10 donation (plus $2.50 for postage) payable to YCP or at Inklings Bookshop in Yakima. This year’s and earlier chapbooks are still available by contacting Ed Stover at 509-833-8577 or via Email.
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