Dan Raphael book release party with live music March 31

Niche Wine and Art Bar and Printed Matter Vancouver are hosting a book release party for Dan Raphael this Saturday, March 31 at Niche, 1013 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. Raphael will offer a free poetry reading workshop from 2 to 4 p.m., “Reading in the Rain,” to help attendees read poems aloud with more confidence. The book launch party begins at 6 p.m., featuring the music of Rich and Carson Halley. Copies of Raphael’s eighteenth book, The State I’m In, will be available for purchase and signing by the author. Raphael has been active on the Portland poetry scene for over three decades. He has performed at Bumbershoot, Wordstock, Powell’s Books, Red Sky Poetry Theatre, Eastern Oregon University, and the Portland Jazz Festival. For more details, contact Christopher Luna at 360-910-1066 or christopherjluna@gmail.com.