Town Hall And Gay City Arts Present: Word Play 4: Spoken Word Poetry Festival

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Town Hall And Gay City Arts Present: Word Play 4: Spoken Word Poetry Festival says
The annual Word Play festival celebrates Seattle’s diverse LGBTQ arts community, bringing together queer poets in recovery for an evening of spoken word highlighting their experiences living with addiction. This evening program (followed by an artists’ reception) will feature local artists from different recovery backgrounds, who’ll take the mic to speak the truth about bottoming out, getting back up, and moving on.

This one-day spoken word festival also includes two workshops at Gay City Arts prior to the evening performance Town Hall.

Special event note: This is a sober program; there will be no alcohol sales in the cafe for this event.

Word Play is made possible by Office of Arts & Culture Seattle


That SeattleGuy grew up in a birdhouse - at least that's what his preschool bus driver said. At first climbing trees, he then graduated to rocks. He also loves writing sappy, dark, or sarcastically biting poetry on occasion.

Sparkle is a male-bodied, femme-identifed, genderqueer poet, faerie, nun and queer health advocate based in Seattle.

Cole Arden Peake is a poet, transman & Texan who spends his time thinking queer thoughts, penning coffee stained poems in rain soaked journals and pulling oppression up by the roots, just like his Granddad taught him.

Jessica Miriam Littenberg is an activist and writer hailing from the heart of the suburbs. She's spend half her life in Seattle, her longtime lover, working shit jobs between stints in the kitchens and gardens of her friends.

Dorothy Frances Kent has long suspected she is a robot designed by a mad scientist with a deviant sense of humor. When she finds her creator, they will share grapefruits and pumpernickel bagels. Until then, she is writing everything down.

Pamela Winter is a native Seattleite who loves playing in the woods, writing poetry and eating really good food. She is also a food activist. Pamela hates loud noises but loves her cat, “Oh-So Adorable,” or “Oh-So” for short.

Tara Hardy is the working class, queer femme poet who founded Bent, a writing institute for LGBTQ people in Seattle. She is a former Richard Hugo House writer in residence, and the author of Bring Down the Chandeliers, by Write Bloody press.
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By: Town Hall Seattle

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