Judith Adams and Friends Poetry Night at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11. The evening will be a celebration with poet Adams and musicians Jonas Anderson, Lauren Anderson, Giles Buser-Molatore and Mira Yamamoto together with Rachel Adams who will perform a flamenco dance.
Adams is a Whidbey Island poet, born in Suffolk, England. Her poetry was featured in the anthology, "The Poetry of Dogs," published by J.A. Allan. Adams has performed her poetry with music around the Northwest, including a reading at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle.
Her poems were selected and used in original dance choreography in New York. Her poetry books include “Crossing the Line,” “I Wanna Die Nice and Easy,” and “Springing the Hill,” which placed in the Writer’s Digest Poetry Book Contest. She also recorded audio CDs of these books.
Apart from her poetry, Adams has written several children’s books, "Looking For a Fairy" and "Hedgehogs Midnight Milking," published by Wynstones Press, and most recently "The Rag Box Cat." Adams' background includes training in voice performance. She has worked over the years as a Waldorf remedial teacher and taught poetry to children of all ages in both private and public schools.
Inspired by her work with young people, Adams created a developmental program for kindergarten children implementing poetry, movement and music.
She said her passion is for speaking poetry, and she loves to include music in her readings.
She also enjoys reading for retreats, crafting custom poetry on commission and working with young emerging artists.
Tickets cost $20 and are available at wicaonline.com, WICA Ticket Office, or call 360-221-8268 or 800-638-7631.