It’s been a while — at least a season, maybe two? — and who knows how many agonizing news stories since I last posted. I hope you’re finding ways to nurture your soul and engage with the world. Autumn always feels like a fresh start to me — that new-school-year rhythm is indelible, I guess. So, in that spirit I offer news of these readings, events and classes — I’m involved in a few, and others are just things I want you to know about as you enact your own autumn rhythms.
On Sept. 27 at 7p I’ll be reading new poems* for the Lit Fix series at Vermillion, 1508 11th Ave in Seattle. Also performing: fiction writer Kristiana Kahakauwila, novelist Urban Waite, and essayist Katie Lee Ellison, with music performances from Americana artists Leslie Braly and Ed Brooks.
On Oct. 11, Seattle LitCrawl will feature 35+ free readings — I’ll be reading at 9p with novelist Jennie Shortridge and John Mullen at Spin Cycle Records 321 Broadway Ave East, on Capitol Hill. Details here.
Are you thinking about taking a writing class or two? So many options!
- Seattle Writes offers free classes through the Seattle Public Library
- The new Hugo House is open (hurrah!) and offering a slew of classes, including The Words to Say It: Writing About Illness, Trauma and Healing.
- Open Books is now offering classes, including a two-parter with Rick Barot on The Personal and the Political (don’t wait to register…)
The Seattle Arts and Lectures Poetry Series has a(nother) amazing line-up—
- Oct. 4: Alice Walker
- Nov. 26: Danez Smith
- See the whole line-up here.
Oct. 6: The Gramma Reading Seriesin the Erickson Theaterat the Frye Art Museum will feature Tyehimba Jess, Kaveh Akbar, Anastacia Renée and Moonshine: A Cabaret performed by Au Collective and directed by Imana Gunawan.
(Those gorgeous fuyu and hachiya persimmons were photographed by John and Ann Winings, and courtesy of the Creative Commons.)