Rainier Valley Lit Crawl

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Rainier Valley Lit Crawl

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Two neighborhoods. Four venues. Fourteen writers. One night. Come to this free reading of epic proportions in a busy corner of Southeast Seattle. Event is free. Event is all ages. Each venue will have food and drink available for purchase. Featuring: Union Bar (5pm) Afrikando Banadir (6pm) Flying Lion Brewing (7pm) Lottie's Lounge (8pm) Featuring: Anthony Warnke lives in Seattle and teaches writing at Green River Community College. His poetry has appeared in Sentence, The Prose Poem Project, DMQ Review, and burningword. Jeremy Springsteed is a shadow of glutenous literary endeavors, spending much of his time making coffee work for many mouths in Seattle. He's thinking about moving to tea in the near future. Fredda Jaffe propagates dandelions and conjugates verbs in West Seattle and has been sighted with a pair of binoculars in Columbia City. One of her poems travels daily through Bellevue with Metro's Poetry on Buses. Chris Crew teaches 8th grade humanities in Kent and meets his son on the other side of Columbia City's puddles. His poetry can be found in the The Marlborough Review, The Sycamore Review, and Natural Bridge, and on the back of select grocery lists. Raul Sanchez is a translator currently working on the Spanish version of his inaugural collection "All Our Brown-Skinned Angels" nominated for the 2013 Washington State Book Award in Poetry. He was one of the twelve 2014 Jack Straw Writers, as well as one of the mentors and judges for the 2014 Poetry on Buses Project. Last October, he participated in the TEDx Salon event in Yakima titled: “How creativity heals” available on U-tube. Larry Crist lives in Seattle and is originally from California, specifically Humboldt County. He has also lived in Chicago, Houston, London, and Philadelphia where he attended Temple U receiving an MFA in theatre. He’s been widely published. Undertow Overtures is Larry’s first poetry collection, published by ATOM and available through Amazon and select NW bookstores. Larry was pleased to have been included in The Jack Straw Writer’s Program in 2013 and has received three Pushcart nominations. Kristen 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 and TIME Magazine. Hailed by The Stranger as one of the “fresh new faces in Seattle fiction,” she was a 2014 Jack Straw Writing Fellow. Jeanne Morel is a poet who has taught in factories, hospitals, community colleges, arts organizations, retirement centers, and prisons. Her chapbook, That Crossing Is Not Automatic, was published by Tarpaulin Sky, and one of her very short attempts at fiction was nominated for a Pushcart. Greg Jensen's poems have appeared in "december", "Fugue", "Bodega", and "Crab Creek Review". In addition to being a poet, he is a dad, husband, avid bicyclist, and yoga enthusiast who works for a non-profit serving homeless adults in Pioneer Square. He is currently enrolled in the MFA in Creative Writing program at Pacific University. Molly Mac as birdfishMAYBElady.mobi, a Siren-(feminist?) agent, early mid-30s, living amidst Seattle condo explosion 2015 and anxiously passing the peak of her Amazon(mom)Prime. Molly Mac is a video artist, performer and writer living in Seattle. Graham Isaac is a writer from and living in Seattle. He co-organizes the “Claustrophobia” reading series and is the author of “Filthy Jerry Guide to Parking Lots” on Babel/Salvage press. Laura Shoemaker's recent poems are forthcoming in Poetry Northwest and through 4Culture and King County Metro's Poetry on Buses project. She is also the Development Director at Hugo House, a place for writers. Hillman City's Paul Nelson is a poet, interviewer, and essayist. He founded Seattle Poetics LAB & the Cascadia Poetry Festival & wrote A Time Before Slaughter (shortlisted for a 2010 Genius Award by The Stranger.) Barbara Erwine is a writer, mother, architect, Buddhist, sustainability nerd and wanderer on this planet (the order of identity varies from hour to hour). Her writing strives to capture the shared beauty, pain and humor of simple life moments. Hosted by Raanan David and Greg Bem.
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