Queer Artist Open Mic

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Queer Artist Open Mic says
Saturday, Oct 17
Doors 6pm / Open Mic 7pm
Calamus Auditorium at Gay City

Gay City Arts and Lion's Main Art Collective are happy to present another Queer Artist Open Mic and mixer! This will be an opportunity for queer visual, performing, and literary artists, and queer art organizations to meet each other, plug their projects, and perform. There will be open mic opportunities, both for artists to introduce themselves, and to perform a piece, be it spoken word, music, or dance. Special guests include Jessica Miriam Littenberg and Garfield Hilson.

Win some fab prizes in the Queer Artist Open Mic Raffle! Tickets will be for sale at $2 for your first ticket, and $1 for each additional ticket.

Jessica Miriam Littenberg is an activist and writer living in Seattle. Her writing ranges in form from poetry to essays to short works of fictions. Her topics range from the experiences of being queer, being transgender, and being disabled to life in 21st century America, growing up, loving, laughing, crying, communing with nature, and all that good stuff. To see more of her work visit her website at freaksoftechnology.com

Garfield Hilson is a Queer poet, warrior, organizer, and educator living in Seattle. He believes in the beauty of words and the power of story-sharing. He writes to empower others and to push imaginations to craft a better NOW.

Garfield is a two time member of the triumphant Seattle Poetry Slam Summer team which won the Battle of the Word at Seattle's premier art festival, Bumbershoot (2014 & 2015 )

He is the 2014 Seattle Poetry Slam's Individual World Poetry Slam representative.

In 2015 as coach and performer, Garfield assisted in Seattle Poetry Slam winning the first annual Cascadia Regional Poetry Slam Invitational.

He is also the 2015 Jack McCarthy's Evergreen Invitational Champion.

Garfield is the 2015 Seattle Poetry Slam Grand Slam and represented Seattle Poetry Slam with his teammates at the National Poetry Slam Competition held in Oakland, California. In Oakland, he and his team qualified for Group Piece Finals and ultimately ranked 10th out of 72 teams in the nation for Best Group Piece Performances.

But mostly he lives, daydreams, and wanders lost around Seattle trying desperately to taste the salt in the air.

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"Our building is low-scent but not scent free. We have scented soaps in the bathrooms, but we use scent free cleaning products.

The chairs are not fixed, they're movable. Most of them are fairly small and have a small amount of padding. They do not have arms.

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