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January 2020
Jan
24

[Offsite at Hugo House] Book Launch: Black Imagination by Natasha Marin

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In 2016, poet and interdisciplinary artist Natasha Marin launched Reparations, a global conceptual art experiment. In 2020, she sets free Black Imagination—Black Voices on Black Futures (McSweeney’s, 2020). Part oral history, part poetry, all imagination, Marin gathers thirty-six essential voices in this collection, which we’ll be celebrating this evening with readings from the book and thought-provoking conversations between curator and contributors. This event will take place at Hugo House. About the Book “Witnessing is sacred work too. Seeing ourselves as whole…

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Jan
31

[Offsite at Hugo House] Sherwin Bitsui & Elee Kraljii Gardiner

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us at Hugo House for an exploration of boundaries and borderlands, distance and dissonance with acclaimed Diné poet Sherwin Bitsui, author of Dissolve (Copper Canyon, 2018) and Canadian writer Elee Kraljii Gardiner, author of Trauma Head (Anvil Press, 2018). Sherwin Bitsui is the author of three collections of poetry, Dissolve, Flood Song, and Shapeshift. He is the recipient of a Whiting Award, an American Book Award, and the PEN Book Award. His poems have appeared in Narrative, Black Renaissance…

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February 2020
Feb
06

[Offsite] SAL Presents: Paisley Rekdal

February 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of poetry with Paisley Rekdal on Thursday, February 6 at 7:30 pm! This event takes place at Seattle Central College—Broadway Performance Hall. This event is part of Seattle Arts & Lectures Poetry Series. Tickets and more information can be found here. Paisley Rekdal is a Seattle-born poet whose latest book—Nightingale (2019)— radically rewrites and contemporizes many of the myths central to Ovid’s epic, The Metamorphoses, examining personal transformation with intensity and a lyric sensibility. She is…

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Feb
08

Poems from Girlhood with Heidi Seaborn, Jane Wong, Michelle Peñaloza & Veronica Golos

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This reading features four tremendous poets writing on themes of girls and girlhood: Heidi Seaborn, Jane Wong, Michelle Peñaloza, and Veronica Golos.

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Feb
12

[Offsite] Bagley Wright Lecture: Renee Gladman

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This lecture will take place at the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Garden. In this lecture, Renee Gladman will wander through the writing of the four novels of her Ravicka series, examining the deeper science behind two architectural phenomena that characterize the city-state: migrating buildings and invisible structures. The lecture will conclude with the premiere of a sound piece, specifically commissioned for this project, composed and performed by Mauricio Pauly. Author of the poetry collection A Picture-Feeling (2005), Renee Gladman has…

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Feb
21

Gamut: UW Bothell Reading Series

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Gamut is a quarterly literary series featuring readings by current students, alumni, and faculty of the University of Washington Bothell’s MFA program in Creative Writing and Poetics. The name refers to the program’s interdisciplinary nature, which encourages and challenges students to experiment between genres and mediums, resulting in a wide range of creative works. Curated by alum Woogee Bae (’19) and current students Matt Porter and Ashley Noelle.

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March 2020
March
19

[Offsite] SAL Presents: Rick Barot

March 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This SAL Poetry Series event will take place at Seattle Central Community College—Broadway Performance Hall on Thursday, March 19 at 7:30 pm. Rick Barot is an award-winning Tacoma poet. His latest book of poems, The Galleons (2020), is in part about the centuries-long colonial structure that sustained Spanish control over Latin and South America, the Caribbean, and the Philippines. His previous collections include The Darker Fall (2002), Want (2008), and Chord (2015).  

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April 2020
April
11

Book Launch: A Time Before Slaughter (10th Anniversary Edition) by Paul Nelson

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Paul Nelson in celebrating the publication of the tenth anniversary (expanded!) edition of his collection A Time Before Slaughter. 

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May 2020
May
07

[Offsite] SAL Presents: Natalie Diaz

May 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This SAL Poetry Series event takes place at Seattle Central Community College—Broadway Performance Hall on Thursday, May 7 at 7:30 pm. Natalie Diaz is the author of two poetry collections: When My Brother Was an Aztec, which centers on her brother’s addiction to crystal meth, and Postcolonial Love Poem, forthcoming in 2020. Adrian Matejka calls When My Brother Was an Aztec “a spacious, sophisticated collection, one that puts in work addressing the author’s divergent experiences—whether it be family, skin politics, hoops,…

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May
15

Gamut: UW Bothell Reading Series

May 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Gamut is a quarterly literary series featuring readings by current students, alumni, and faculty of the University of Washington Bothell’s MFA program in Creative Writing and Poetics. The name refers to the program’s interdisciplinary nature, which encourages and challenges students to experiment between genres and mediums, resulting in a wide range of creative works. Curated by alum Woogee Bae (’19) and current students Matt Porter and Ashley Noelle.

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