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Flenniken to read poetry at Redmond Library

Washington State Poet Laureate Katheen Flenniken will read from her award-winning collection of poetry, "Plume," at 3 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Redmond Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St.

The free event is part of the "Redmond Reads Poetry" program.

The poems in "Plume" tell stories of growing up in Richland at the height of the Cold War era. In these poems, the author draws from a wellspring of experience. Her father worked at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation for most of his career, as did the parents of most of her childhood friends. Flenniken herself was an engineer at Hanford for eight years before becoming a writer.

 

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