November 25, 2022

Indigenous poetry reading scheduled for Monday

Sara Marie Ortiz

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Library System is hosting the second annual Indigenous Peoples Day Poetry Reading to celebrate poetry created and performed by Indigenous poets on the Olympic Peninsula.

The in-person reading will take place at the House of Learning, Peninsula College Longhouse on the Port Angeles campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd. or people can join live via Zoom from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday.

See or contact the Port Angeles Library for Zoom information.

An open mic for Indigenous poets will kick off the event, followed by the evening’s featured reader, Sara Marie Ortiz, Acoma Pueblo writer, performing artist and filmmaker.

His work has appeared in Plowshares, the Kenyon Review, New Poets of the American West and others.

She is the author of Red Milk (2013) and lives in Burien.

Indigenous Peoples Day is a national holiday that honors the Indigenous peoples of what is now called North America. First celebrated in 1992 on the second Monday of October, Indigenous Peoples Day was officially proclaimed a national holiday in 2021.

For more information about this program, visit, email [email protected], or call 360-417-8500.