The City of Tacoma and Puget Sound Poetry Presents
The Distinguished Writer Series
Jan. 13, 7 p.m.
Kings Bookstore, 218 St. Helens
Featured Reader: Tod Marshall, State Poet Laureate. Marshall teaches at Gonzaga University and is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently “Bugle,” which won the 2015 Washington State Book Award. From 2016-18, he is serving as the Washington State Poet Laureate.
Jan. 14, 10 a.m.
Feast Center, 1402 S. 11th
Allen Bradem, Nuts and Bolts of Verse: How to break a line, start and end a poem, play with syntax, forms, metaphors and how to revise, read and publish. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for reservation. $10.
‘A Year With Frog & Toad’
Jan. 14-22, Saturdays: Jan. 14 and Jan. 21, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sundays: Jan. 15 and Jan. 22, 2 p.m.
Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 6th Ave., Tacoma, WA 98406
Based on Arnold Lobel's well-loved books, featuring a hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show is part vaudeville, part make believe…all charm. “A Year with Frog and Toad” tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons. The jazzy, upbeat score bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant and enchanting musical, perfect for introducing theater to youngsters while keeping adults entertained as well. Recommended for all ages.
19th Annual Sounds of Brass Concert
Jan. 15, 3 p.m.
Tacoma Community College Auditorium, Tacoma, WA
Sounds of Brass will be playing lots of great transcriptions for brass, and some very virtuosic works that feature Cindy Renander on clarinet. Please plan to come to this free and entertaining concert.
Cindy Renander, clarinetist, performs regularly in the Northwest with many orchestras, ensembles and music festivals. In addition to performing and clarinet-related teaching, she teaches at Tacoma Community College, and contributes to the local arts community with her arts administrative experience. A native Tacoman, she has also lived in the south, where she served as Visiting Professor of Music at Lander University in South Carolina. Renander holds a Doctor of Music and Master’s degree from Florida State University, and her undergraduate degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. Her teachers and mentors include Frank Kowalsky, William Wrzesien and Tacoma educators Diana Craig, Rex Turner, Jack Lloyd and Harry Davidson. She resides in University Place with husband John Falskow and children Karl, Dana and Erin.