Poetry readings July 8 at Poulsbohemian

Monthly poet readings return to coffeehouse

Three local poets will read at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse July 8. The readings will begin at 7 p.m. and will be followed by an open mic session.All are welcome to come to the mic and read their own poetry.

Featured readers are Corinne Nichol, Brett Gadbois and Robin Schultz.

Nichol is a native Washingtonian. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature with a creative writing emphasis at the University of Washington. She has had several careers including working in nonprofit fundraising, publishing, and working as a gardener for five years on Bainbridge Island.

Gadbois grew up in Minnesota. His short stories have appeared in “Lalitamba,” “Out of Line,” “Pinyon,” “Short Stories Bimonthly” and “Exhibition” magazine. His story “Perfect” was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He currently makes a living playing piano and singing and lives in Poulsbo with his fiancé, Susan.

Schultz discovered the joys of contemporary poetry at age 33 after stints in the U.S. Marine Corps, and at university and various other jobs and travel.

Schultz’s works include “Sun Days,” about hiking the Appalachian Trail; and “A Stretch of Poets,” in collaboration with poets Tom Hunley and Marion Kimes.