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March 11, 2023 Declared City of Literature Day

Seattle City of Literature received Mayoral Proclamation for their tireless work on behalf of Seattle’s literary community On Saturday, March 11, Mayor Harrell proclaimed it both City of Literature and Civic Poet Day. Both proclamations were presented by royal alley-barnes, Interim Director, Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) at the reading… [ Keep reading ]

15 Years of Mayor’s Arts Awards

On Thursday, August 31st, the rain stopped and the sun came out for the Office of Arts & Culture’s 15th annual Mayor’s Arts Awards. From beginning to end the event was exciting, filled with drama and it exemplified the Seattle arts scene. The love, gratitude, and multifaceted arts community came… [ Keep reading ]

Civic Poet Claudia Castro Luna launches interactive Poetic Map of Seattle

Poetic Map captures the people and poems of Seattle Reading on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Open Books A Poem Emporium: 2414 North 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98103 Seattle Civic Poet, Claudia Castro Luna, launches a poetry map of the city. Seattle Poetic Grid ( is… [ Keep reading ]

Food for thought: Live performance of Voices of a People’s History of the United States at Seattle City Hall on Inauguration Day

Inauguration day, Friday, January 20, 2017 12-1 p.m. (Bring your lunch) Seattle City Hall: Berth Knight Landes Room 600 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104 RSVP here Join us for a special live performance of Voices of a People’s History of the United States featuring readings by Brett Hamil, Marcus Harrison… [ Keep reading ]

The Poets Are In! Reading at the Central Library with Seattle Civic Poet Claudia Castro Luna and friends

 Saturday, April 23, 2016, 2 – 4 p.m. Seattle Central Library, Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium   SEATTLE (April 19, 2016) — The Poets Are In! is an intergenerational reading featuring Seattle’s Civic Poet, Youth Poet Laureate and friends on Saturday, April 23 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Invitation, by Claudia Castro Luna, Civic Poet

Read for Ampersand Live at Town Hall – November 12, 2015 Invitation I invite you to come along on a bicycle ride the whip of the green river early September when its water teems with pink salmon and bank anglers dream their fishy dreams and you…rolling past wishing slack tide… [ Keep reading ]

New year, new poems from Civic Poet, Claudia Castro Luna

These poems were written and performed for Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Day Celebration at Seattle City Hall, January 14th 2016 Incandescent and Intact When I consider our radiant powers of creativity at birth and think of the perfection in the bodies we have been granted the organ we… [ Keep reading ]

Two new poems from Civic Poet, Claudia Castro Luna

Civic Poet Claudia Castro Luna has penned two more poems this fall to add to the city’s growing collection. Poem read for live interview on KUOW – September 2015 – the day my appointment as Civic Poet was made. A Corner to Love Maps of this city number in the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor announces Claudia Castro Luna as Seattle’s First Civic Poet

Civic Poet, Claudia Castro Luna, will perform at the Mayor’s Arts Awards ceremony Friday, Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. Mayor Ed Murray announced Seattle’s first Civic Poet, Claudia Castro Luna. The new Civic Poet post serves as an ambassador for Seattle’s rich literary landscape and represents the city’s diverse cultural… [ Keep reading ]