A Loose Leaf Reading Presents An Evening Of Story Telling And Music (In The Den)

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A Loose Leaf Reading Presents An Evening Of Story Telling And Music (In The Den) says
A Loose Leaf Reading Presents

An Evening Of Story Telling and Music
Featured Reader Michelle Peñaloza
Patty Belsick
Casandra Lopez
Jenny Hayes
Kristen Millares Young
MUSIC By Nora Hughes

7PM // 21+ // No Cover


MICHELLE PEÑALOZA is the author of two chapbooks—landscape/heartbreak (Two Sylvias) and Last Night I Dreamt of Volcanoes (Organic Weapon Arts). Her work can be found in Pleiades, New England Review, TriQuarterly and elsewhere. She is the recipient of fellowships and scholarships from the University of Oregon, Literary Arts, Kundiman, Hugo House, Artist Trust, 4Culture and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, among others.

PATTY BELSCIK is a passionate seeker of all things brave. She is a mom, writer, traveller, and yoga instructor. She is also a recovering professional with a degree in structural engineering from Penn State. She seeks to empower through the written word, for herself and for those who willing to listen.

CASANDRA LOPEZ, a fan of multicolored tights and legging, is a Chicana and Californian Indian writer with a MFA from the University of New Mexico. She is a CantoMundo and Jack Straw Fellow, Hedgebrook alumnae and a founding editor of As/Us: A Space For Women Of The World. Her poems, stories and essays can be found in various obscure literary journals.

JENNY HAYES grew up in Berkeley CA and moved to Seattle in the '90s. Her writing has appeared in New Flash Fiction Review, Litro NY, Eclectica, The Toast, and other interesting places. Her chapbook Dear Rosie AKA Ro-Ho-Zee AKA Rosarita Refried Beans, featuring an illustrated story about junior high and David Bowie, was published in 2014 by alice blue books.

KRISTEN MILLARES YOUNG is a writer and journalist whose work has been featured by the Guardian, the New York Times, KUOW 94.9-FM, City Arts Magazine, Pacifica Literary Review, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Miami Herald, TIME Magazine and the Buenos Aires Herald. Kristen was the researcher for the New York Times team that produced “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek,” which won a Pulitzer and a Peabody in 2013. Hailed by the Stranger as one of the “fresh new faces in Seattle fiction,” she was a 2014 Jack Straw Writing Fellow. Kristen graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts from the History and Literature Department, and from the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Washington, where she studied and taught writing. She is a co-founder and board member of InvestigateWest, a nonprofit journalism center in the northwest.

NORA HUGHES is an artist, musician, and teacher based in Bellingham, WA with degrees from University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Western Washington University. She once grew a human inside her body like it was nothing.
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