Poets and poetry lovers who live in Central Washington State will find these pages informative. The Yakima Coffeehouse Poets is a registered Washington State nonprofit corporation formed in 2014 to represent the interests of poets and poetry lovers of Central Washington.
Central Washington, roughly speaking, is bound by the Columbia River to the east and south, the Cascades Crest on the west, and the Wenatchee River on the north.
If you live or work in this area, or have roots here, you are eligible to participate in our annual poetry contest and to read at our regular Open Mic Night events. Original poetry only, please!
If you live outside Central Washington, we invite you to enjoy the poetry published on our website. If you are visiting Yakima, our home base, you are welcome to attend and read at our Open Mic Night which are held at 7 p.m., the second Wednesday of the month September through May in the Reception Hall of The Seasons Performance Hall, 101 N. Naches Ave., Yakima (use the Pendleton Way entrance).