Featured reader for the Nov. 11 Monday Mike for spoken word at the River Theater, 230 W. Marine Drive, is "farmer poet" John Kulm of Chinook, Wash.

This Fall, Gazoobi Tales of Seattle published his book of poems, "The Five Stages of Quitting Farming." Kulm worked as a stage performer for 20 years, and writes his poetry for performance. He has appeared by invitation at the Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nev.; the People's Poetry Gathering in Lower Manhattan, New York; the Adelaide Fringe Festival in Australia; and on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," as well as his one-man show at the River Theater.

Sign up to read your essays, poetry, short stories, monologues is at 7:30 p.m. and is followed by the featured reader. In its third year, the program is hosted by local writers Florence Sage and Jim Dott. A $1 donation supports the theater.

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