Join us for readings by tremendous local poets, Tara Hardy and Julene Tripp Weaver! This will be a Fragrance Free event.*
Tara Hardy is a working class, Queer, Femme, chronically ill writer, and founder of Bent, a writing institute for LGBTQ people in Seattle. Her most recent book of poems, My, My, My, My, My, won a 2017 Washington State Book Award, and explores the linkages between childhood trauma and chronic illness. She is a former Hugo House Writer In Residence, Seattle Poet Populist, and Hedgebrook alumna. She teaches at Richard Hugo House, Path With Art, and is the Gay City Arts Director.
Julene Tripp Weaver moved to Seattle in 1989 from New York. She worked for 21 years in AIDS services through the heart of the epidemic. Her third book: truth be bold—Serenading Life & Death in the Age of AIDS, (Finishing Line Press, 2017), has been nominated for the 2018 Goldies (Golden Crown Literary Society), and for the Bi Book Awards. Her chapbook, Case Walking: An AIDS Case Manager Wails Her Blues, (Finishing Line Press, 2007) won Third Place Prize in the Unfinished Works Competition from AIDS Services Foundation Orange County; Garrison Keillor featured one of her poems on The Writer’s Almanac, and in his anthology, Good Poems American Places. She is widely published in journals and anthologies. Recent poems can be found online at: Anti-Heroin Chic, River & South Review, The Seattle Review of Books, HIV Here & Now, Writing in a Woman’s Voice, and The Bosphorus Review. Find more of her writing at www.julenetrippweaver.com.
*Please note: This event is Fragrance Free. The health of readers and audience members may be harmed by exposure to colognes, perfume, or other fragrances–which may cause difficulty breathing, migraine headaches, flu-like symptoms and more. These symptoms are not always readily apparent and sometimes show up hours later or persist for days after exposure. We thank you for your cooperation.