September’s First Thursday in Nord Alley brought throngs of revelers to a poetry carnival!  Perfect weather was the perfect punctuation for an evening of games, raffle prizes, poetry readings, photography, and installation.  The night started off with a whirlwind of love poems, face painting, and poetry readings, and ended on a high note with Lesley Rialto’s bellydance.

Photography by Lauren Othon, an installation by Seth Geiser and Kirk Hovenkotter, and readings by Jeanine Walker, Cate McGehee, and Jack Bennetto rounded out the evening.

Thank you to the many talented hard workers who made the event happen:

Mary Fialko, Katie Ogle, Jack Benneto, Seth Geiser, Kirk Hovenkotter, Lesley Rialto, Kevin Craft, Cate McGehee, Jillian Fialko, Jeanine Walker, Lauren Othon, and Rachel Green.

Thank you to our extraordinary sponsors International Sustainability Institute, the Alley Network Project, Poetry Northwest, Another big thank you to our raffle donors, Graypants Inc, Cafe Allegro, Liberty Bar, SubPop, and others.

Photos courtesy Mary Fialko (top left) and Liz Stenning