Join the Ellensburg Poet Laureate Program on March 3rd for a Poetry Extravaganza celebrating Women’s History Month. The headliner will be Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest. Of special interest to our community will be a Crown of Sonnets written and performed by local and regional poets. Each of the seven sonnets is about an historical woman of the Kittitas Valley, including Ida Nason Aronica, Donna Nylander, Ethel Craven, Rachel Page, Irene Rinehart, Sarah Spurgeon, and Clareta and Leta May Olmstead. The sonnets are tributes to the contributions of these incredible women. The sonnets and other original work will be read by poets Katherine Camarata, Xavier Cavazos, Sarita Dasgupta, Jampa Dorje, Nan Doolittle, Cory Eberhart, Marie Marchand, Joanna Thomas, Maya Jewell Zeller, and Katharine Whitcomb. The program begins at 7 p.m. at Gallery One and is co-sponsored by ArtsWA, Humanities Washington, Northwest Expressive Arts Response (NEAR), Inland Poetry, and Gallery One.