SEATTLE SPOKEN WORD CALENDAR March 2017

SEE Regular Events list     |     UPDATED 3/5/2017

SUNDAY, MARCH 5 (1st Sunday)

Sunday, March 5 @ 1:30-3:30 pm Writers Read Out @ Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE. 15 writers read 5 minutes each of their unpublished work. Funny, feisty, fantastic, historic, erotic, mysterious, poetic, genre-bending, device-wielding, shape-shifting, mind-blowing, but no drama over the time limit—5 means 5. Age 18+. Reserve a slot WritingPractice.com/events. Contact PenPal@WritingPractice.com. Free. 1st Sundays.

Sunday, March 5 @ 4:30-8:30 pm YouthSpeaks OPEN MIC + Writing Circle @ The Station, 2533 16th Ave S. Schedule: 4:30-6 pm writing circle; 6 pm OPEN MIC signup; 6:30-8:30 pm OPEN MIC. Free, all ages. 1st Sundays.

MONDAY, MARCH 6 (1st Monday)

Monday, March 6 @ 6:30 pm signups, 7-9 pm show Works in Progress OPEN MIC @ Hugo House, 1021 Columbia St. PRO TIP: Get your name in that jar well before 6:30 if you want to read for sure. 1st and 3rd Mondays.

Monday, March 6 @ 7-10 pm Launch and reading of Tanya Erzen’s God in Captivity @ Elliott Bay Books, 1521 10th Ave.

Monday, March 6 @ 7:45 doors/sign-up, 8-10 pm show Bellingham Poetrynight features + OPEN MIC @ Bellingham Public Library (back fountain entry), 210 Central Ave, B’ham. Doors + sign-up at 7:45 pm. Poetry begins at 8 pm sharp. Free, but they do pass the hat for donations. Every Monday.

TUESDAY, MARCH 7 (1st Tuesday)

Tuesday, March 7 @ 6-9 pm First Tuesday Write-In @ Wayward Coffeehouse, 6417 Roosevelt Way NE. Write for 45 minutes, chat for 15, rinse repeat. Writers of all types and experience welcome.

Tuesday, March 7 @ 7:30-9:30 pm Genetic Diversity Lab: Queer Continuum (a showcase) @ 12th Avenue Arts, 1620 12th Ave. Performance: The Drag by Mae West (selected scenes); Cliterally a.k.a. Becs Richards, local musician; Undaughter + other works by poet Wrly McCutchen; Along the Blue; Seeing Me, a talking strip by Miss Violet DeVille; Disco to Save the World Letter Writing Campaign & dance party. Visual Art: Birds of a Feather collage art; works by artists Emily Hendrickson & Alex Kronz. Suggested donation $5.

Tuesday, March 7 @ 8-10 pm Comedy Nest features + OPEN MIC (signup on Sunday) @ The Grotto at Rendezvous, 2322 2nd Ave.

Tuesday, March 7 @ 8 pm signup, 8:30 pm show Seattle Poetry Slam features + OPEN MIC + Slam @ Rebar, 1114 Howell St. Doors 8 pm, OPEN MIC 8:30 pm, slam 9 pm. Every Tuesday.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8 (2nd Wednesday)

Wednesday, March 8 @ 5-7 pm Queercore Launch for queer/trans people 12-20 @ Gay City, 517 E Pike. Upcoming peer leadership group, arts and activism for youth. Meetings 3-7 pm Thursdays @ Gay City.

Wednesday, March 8 @ 6:30-9:30 pm Pundamonium pun slam @ Peddler Brewing Co., 1514 NW Leary Way. One by one, 10 contestants have 2 minutes each to make puns based on prompts they receive ahead of time. Each contestant is immediately judged by 5 audience judges. To compete, just show up. Tickets $6.

Wednesday, March 8 @ 7-8 pm Fist & Shout, QTPOC centered comedy/variety @ The Rendezvous, 2322 2nd Ave. eatures comedy by CARLOS THE ROLLERBLADER, CLAIRE WEBBER, KHADIJA HASSAN, DANIEL MARTIN AUSTIN, dance performance by AU COLLECTIVE + A special video segment from your co-hosts and another edition of trivia and games you won’t want to miss! Co-hosted and co-produced by Marita DeLeon & Elicia “El” Sanchez. Tickets $8 advance, $10 day of show. 2nd Wednesdays.

Wednesday, March 8 @ 7-8:30 pm Alondra Nelson speaks on DNA, Race, and Reparations @ Kane Hall, UW Campus, 1410 NE Campus Parkway. Alondra Nelson is Dean of Social Science and Professor of Sociology at Columbia University. She is the author of The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome (2016) and the influential Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination (2011).

Wednesday, March 8 @ 7-9 pm Number 344317 book reading, raffle, food & drinks @ Third Place Books Seward Park, 5041 Wilson Ave. Zackery Max Driver aka Shuja De’Peace (Warrior of Peace) shares their experiences of school to prison pipeline and beyond.

Wednesday, March 8 @ 7-9 pm Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce @ Fred Wildlife Refuge, 128 Belmont Ave E. Parker reads from the titled collection. Rebecca Schiff opens with stories. Free. 21+.

Wednesday, March 8 @ 7-9 pm Historian Coll Thrush in conversation with Knute Berger @ Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 314 Marion St. Tickets $10 at door, $5 Folio members.

Wednesday, March 8 @ 7 pm signup, 7:30-9:30 pm show OPEN MIC @ Couth Buzzard Books & Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N. Music, poems, dance, comedy, stories. Info wrussellcarrick@gmail.com or 206-436-2960. Every Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 8 @ 7 pm signup, 8 pm show Rain City Slam + features + OPEN MIC @ Jai Thai, 235 Broadway E. $3 entry. Every Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 8 @ 7:30-10 pm March Castalia features UW writing students and staff @ Hugo House, 1021 Columbia St. Features 2nd-year poet Erin Lynch, 2nd-year prose writer Catherine Walker, 2nd-year prose writer Erin L. McCoy, alumnus Josh Potter, and faculty member Linda Bierds.

Wednesday, March 8 @ 8-11 pm T&C Second Wednesday curated by Abbey Blackwell—live painting, projections, objects, writing, movement, music @ Vermillion, 1508 11th Ave. Artists use the very broad concept of Time to shape works. Pieces will shift, evolve, degrade into something unrecognizable from the beginning of the night. Somewhere between a gallery show with stationary elements & a live show with performances. Discussion and moving around in the space are encouraged. Artists: Fritha Strand (live painting) Lauren Rodriguez (projections), Xiii & Ria Leigh (objects), Alexa Peters (writing), Julia Sloane (movement), Katie Jacobson (music).

THURSDAY, MARCH 9 (2nd Thursday)

Thursday, March 9 @ 6-7:45 pm It’s About Time Reading #329 features  + The Writer’s Craft + OPEN MIC @ Ballard Library, 5614 22nd Ave NW. Features Suzanne Edison, Michael Overa, Priscilla Long + Waverly Fitzgerald on The Writer’s Craft: Omniscience.Emcee Katie Tynan. 3 minute open mic slots. 2nd Thursdays.

Thursday, March 9 @ 6:30-10 pm Pop-Up Magazine Live @ Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave. True stories, films, photography, radio from writers, performers, musicians. Doors at 6:30, show at 7:30. Unrecorded, live onstage. You have to be there to see it. Participants. Tickets $25.

Thursday, March 9 @ 7-10 pm Everett Poetry Nite features with musical guest + OPEN MIC @ Cafe Zippy LLC, 2811 Wetmore Ave, downtown Everett. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com. Free, all ages. Every Thursday.

FRIDAY, MARCH 10 (2nd Friday)

Friday, March 10 @ 1-3 pm Timed writing @ 14 Carrot Café, 2305 Eastlake Ave E. “We write for 45 minutes in 2 formats. Both have start lines. First is ‘Today I am writing about.’ That table/group writes straight through in one 45-minute session. Second format is random start lines generated by members of table. This group works with 4 individual start lines. Each start line kicks off a timed session: 5, 10, 15, 5 minutes. Stopping + reading the new lines eats up a few minutes.” Every Friday.

Friday, March 10 @ 3-6 pm We Rise with Standing Rock @ Westlake Park. In solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s global call to action against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), Indigenous grassroots leadership in Seattle call on local Tribal Nations and our allies to peacefully march and rally. March starts at Jackson Federal Building, 915 2nd Ave (& Marion). Line-up begins at Federal Building 3-3:30 pm. March proceeds from Federal Building to Westlake 3:30-4:00 pm, followed by rally at Westlake Park 4-6 pm.

Friday, March 10 @ 7-9 pm Bangladeshi memoirist Abeer Hoque with writer Carol Guess, comics artist Amanda Davidson, and poet/artist Deborah Poe @ Elliott Bay Books, 1521 10th Ave.

Friday, March 10 @ 7-9 pm Kevin Craft launches Vagrants & Accidentals @ Open Books: A Poem Emporium, 2414 N 45th.

Friday, March 10 @ 7-10 pm Expresso Freshest Roots OPEN MIC @ Langston Hughes, 104 17th Ave S. “Share your writing, poetry, art, comedy, music, and love. If you don’t have anything to share, come anyway! Support your local talent and have some fun!” Info keeptherootsalive@freshestroots.com. 1st Fridays (except in March!)

SATURDAY, MARCH 11 (2nd Saturday)

Saturday, March 11 @ 6-9 pm Victoria Lomasko talks about her comics journalism in Russia @ Fantagraphics, 1201 S Vale. At Moscow’s trials & protests, Lomasko documents the tumultuous processes that shape today’s Russia. Lomasko travels around the country & former Soviet republics exploring the condition of its diverse marginalized groups. Talk followed by signing of the first English translation of her work + exhibition of contemporary Russian comix.

Saturday, March 11 @ 7-9 pm Voices Raised: Some Things Gotta Be Said #3 @ C&P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW. Protest song and songs celebrating diversity by David Guilbault, Jeremy Serwer, Val D’Alessio, Chris Klimecky, Tiger Zane, and Paul Beaudry.

Saturday, March 11 @ 7-9 pm Lena Tuffaha launches the chapbook Arab in Newsland @ Open Books: A Poem Emporium, 2414 N 45th.

SUNDAY, MARCH 12 (2nd Sunday)

Sunday, March 12 @ 7-8 pm Fishbowl III is 25 fresh performances in 50 minutes @ Slate Theater, 815 Seattle Blvd S. Featuring writers/ performers Caitlin Obom, Ade Ajayi, Wryly Tender, Claire Webber, Lauren Brazell, Ravella Riffenburg, Emily Sershon, Lauren Bond, and producer Casey Middaugh. Tickets $10 general.

Sunday, March 12 @ 8-8:30 pm MARCH FULL MOON HOWL @ Madrona Beach. I invite my pack to join me in a good howl to the full moon. Bring drums, kids, dogs, names and words that need to be howled, whatever you need. (Remember daylight saving begins today.) As free as it gets.

MONDAY, MARCH 13 (2nd Monday)

Monday, March 13 @ 7-9 pm Easy Speak feature + OPEN MIC@ Wedgwood Ale, 8515 35th NE (come round north side to pool hall). Signup 7-7:30 pm, OPEN MIC 8 pm, feature 8:40-8:50 pm. 2nd & 4th Mondays.

Monday, March 13 @ 7:45 doors/sign-up, 8-10 pm show Bellingham Poetrynight features + OPEN MIC @ Bellingham Public Library (back fountain entry), 210 Central Ave, B’ham. Doors + sign-up at 7:45 pm. Poetry begins at 8 pm sharp. Free, but they do pass the hat for donations. Every Monday.

TUESDAY, MARCH 14 (2nd Tuesday)

Tuesday, March 14 @ 6:30-8 pm ALL OPEN MIC @ Café Zingaro, 127 Mercer St. No signup needed. Info margaretroncone@yahoo.com. Cohosts Lainne Dexter + Margaret Roncone. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays.

Tuesday, March 14 @ 7-8:30 pm Ask the Oracle @ Hotel Sorrento Fireside Room, 900 Madison. Show up at 7 pm, write questions on sticky notes, hand them to velvet tuxedo’ed host Johnny Horton. Johnny picks a number of questions to pose to team of writer-oracles from 7:30 to 8:30. Free, but who could resist sipping a cocktail, which is not.

Tuesday, March 14 @ 8-10 pm Comedy Nest features + OPEN MIC (signup on Sunday) @ The Grotto at Rendezvous, 2322 2nd Ave.

Tuesday, March 14 @ 8 pm signup, 8:30 pm show Seattle Poetry Slam features + OPEN MIC + Slam @ Rebar, 1114 Howell St. Doors 8 pm, OPEN MIC 8:30 pm, slam 9 pm. Every Tuesday.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15 (3rd Wednesday)

Wednesday, March 15 @ 7 pm signup, 7:30-9:30 pm show OPEN MIC @ Couth Buzzard Books & Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N. Music, poems, dance, comedy, stories. Info wrussellcarrick@gmail.com or 206-436-2960. Every Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 15 @ 7 pm signup, 8 pm show Rain City Slam + features + OPEN MIC @ Jai Thai, 235 Broadway E. $3 entry. Every Wednesday.

THURSDAY, MARCH 16 (3rd Thursday)

Thursday, March 16 @ 6-9 pm Olympia People’s OPEN MIC & Slam @ Ben Moore’s Restaurant, 112 4th Ave W, Oly. Slam + OPEN MIC signups 6 pm. $0-$5 cover for feature. 1st & 3rd Thursdays.

Thursday, March 16 @ 7-10 pm Everett Poetry Nite features with musical guest + OPEN MIC @ Cafe Zippy LLC, 2811 Wetmore Ave, downtown Everett. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com. Free, all ages. Every Thursday.

FRIDAY, MARCH 17 (3rd Friday)

Friday, March 17 @ 1-3 pm Timed writing @ 14 Carrot Café, 2305 Eastlake Ave E. “We write for 45 minutes in 2 formats. Both have start lines. First is ‘Today I am writing about.’ That table/group writes straight through in one 45-minute session. Second format is random start lines generated by members of table. This group works with 4 individual start lines. Each start line kicks off a timed session: 5, 10, 15, 5 minutes. Stopping + reading the new lines eats up a few minutes.” Every Friday.

SATURDAY, MARCH 18 (3rd Saturday)

Saturday, March 18 @ 4:30-8 pm Free reading + OPEN MIC @ BookTree, 609 Market St, Kirkland. Workshop & reading + OPEN MIC 4:30-6 pm. Free workshop 6:15-8 pm. 3rd Saturdays.

SUNDAY, MARCH 19 (3rd Sunday)

Sunday, March 19 @ 6-7:30 pm Do Tell, a comedic storytelling show @ Unexpected Productions, 1428 Post Alley. 6 pm doors, 7 pm show. Tickets $10 general, $8 student/senior/military. 3rd Sundays.

MONDAY, MARCH 20 (3rd Monday)

Monday, March 20 @ 6:30 pm signups, 7-9 pm show Works in Progress OPEN MIC @ Hugo House, 1021 Columbia St. PRO TIP: Get your name in that jar well before 6:30 if you want to read for sure. 1st and 3rd Mondays.

Monday, March 20 @ 7:45 doors/sign-up, 8-10 pm show Bellingham Poetrynight features + OPEN MIC @ Bellingham Public Library (back fountain entry), 210 Central Ave, B’ham. Doors + sign-up at 7:45 pm. Poetry begins at 8 pm sharp. Free, but they do pass the hat for donations. Every Monday.

TUESDAY, MARCH 21 (3rd Tuesday)

Tuesday, March 21 @ 8-10 pm Comedy Nest features + OPEN MIC (signup on Sunday) @ The Grotto at Rendezvous, 2322 2nd Ave.

Tuesday, March 21 @ 8 pm signup, 8:30 pm show Seattle Poetry Slam features + OPEN MIC + Slam @ Rebar, 1114 Howell St. Doors 8 pm, OPEN MIC 8:30 pm, slam 9 pm. Every Tuesday.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22 (4th Wednesday)

Wednesday, March 22 @ 7-9 pm Poetrybridge features + OPEN MIC @ C&P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW. Signup for OPEN MIC 6:30 pm usually. It’s a good time!

Wednesday, March 22 @ 7-10 pm Two Hour Transport features + OPEN MIC @ Cafe Racer, 5828 Roosevelt Way NE. 7 pm signups, 7:30-8:30 OPEN MIC, 8:45-9:45 pm features. 4th Wednesdays.

Wednesday, March 22 @ 7 pm signup, 7:30-9:30 pm show OPEN MIC @ Couth Buzzard Books & Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N. Music, poems, dance, comedy, stories. Info wrussellcarrick@gmail.com or 206-436-2960. Every Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 22 @ 7 pm signup, 8 pm show Rain City Slam + features + OPEN MIC @ Jai Thai, 235 Broadway E. $3 entry. Every Wednesday.

THURSDAY, MARCH 23 (4th Thursday)

Thursday, March 23 @ 7-10 pm Everett Poetry Nite features with musical guest + OPEN MIC @ Cafe Zippy LLC, 2811 Wetmore Ave, downtown Everett. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com. Free, all ages. Every Thursday.

FRIDAY, MARCH 24 (4th Friday)

Friday, March 24 @ 1-3 pm Timed writing @ 14 Carrot Café, 2305 Eastlake Ave E. “We write for 45 minutes in 2 formats. Both have start lines. First is ‘Today I am writing about.’ That table/group writes straight through in one 45-minute session. Second format is random start lines generated by members of table. This group works with 4 individual start lines. Each start line kicks off a timed session: 5, 10, 15, 5 minutes. Stopping + reading the new lines eats up a few minutes.” Every Friday.

SUNDAY, MARCH 26 (4th Sunday)

Sunday, March 26 @ 6-10 pm CaBAL (Creative Babes in Arts League) meeting @ Push/Pull, 5484 Shilshole Ave NW. “Open to female + nonbinary folx in arts + creative fields. Support, learning, creating art in energized + positive space. If you have a child in your care, they are welcome! We will provide them with an age-appropriate activity or they can hang + do whatever they are comfortable with.” Last Sundays.

MONDAY, MARCH 27 (4th Monday)

Monday, March 27 @ 7-9 pm Easy Speak feature + OPEN MIC@ Wedgwood Ale, 8515 35th NE (come round north side to pool hall). Signup 7-7:30 pm, OPEN MIC 8 pm, feature 8:40-8:50 pm. 2nd & 4th Mondays.

Monday, March 27 @ 7:45 doors/sign-up, 8-10 pm show Bellingham Poetrynight features + OPEN MIC @ Bellingham Public Library (back fountain entry), 210 Central Ave, B’ham. Doors + sign-up at 7:45 pm. Poetry begins at 8 pm sharp. Free, but they do pass the hat for donations. Every Monday.

TUESDAY, MARCH 28 (4th Tuesday)

Tuesday, March 28 @ 6-9 pm Till Tonight @ Speckled & Drake, 1355 E Olive Way (upstairs). Writing time open to all writers. Have a drink, bring a laptop or a notebook, and meet other writers. This is a space for writers to do the work of writing. Come when you can and stay as long as it feels useful to you. 4th Tuesdays.

Tuesday, March 28 @ 6:30-8 pm ALL OPEN MIC @ Café Zingaro, 127 Mercer St. No signup needed. Info margaretroncone@yahoo.com. Cohosts Lainne Dexter + Margaret Roncone. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays.

Tuesday, March 28 @ 8-10 pm Comedy Nest features + OPEN MIC (signup on Sunday) @ The Grotto at Rendezvous, 2322 2nd Ave.

Tuesday, March 28 @ 8 pm signup, 8:30 pm show Seattle Poetry Slam features + OPEN MIC + Slam @ Rebar, 1114 Howell St. Doors 8 pm, OPEN MIC 8:30 pm, slam 9 pm. Every Tuesday.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29 (5th Wednesday)

Wednesday, March 29 @ 7 pm signup, 7:30-9:30 pm show OPEN MIC @ Couth Buzzard Books & Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N. Music, poems, dance, comedy, stories. Info wrussellcarrick@gmail.com or 206-436-2960. Every Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 29 @ 7 pm signup, 8 pm show Rain City Slam + features + OPEN MIC @ Jai Thai, 235 Broadway E. $3 entry. Every Wednesday.

THURSDAY, MARCH 30 (5th Thursday)

Thursday, March 30 @ 7-10 pm Everett Poetry Nite features with musical guest + OPEN MIC @ Cafe Zippy LLC, 2811 Wetmore Ave, downtown Everett. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com. Free, all ages. Every Thursday.

FRIDAY, MARCH 31 (5th Friday)

Friday, March 31 @ 1-3 pm Timed writing @ 14 Carrot Café, 2305 Eastlake Ave E. “We write for 45 minutes in 2 formats. Both have start lines. First is ‘Today I am writing about.’ That table/group writes straight through in one 45-minute session. Second format is random start lines generated by members of table. This group works with 4 individual start lines. Each start line kicks off a timed session: 5, 10, 15, 5 minutes. Stopping + reading the new lines eats up a few minutes.” Every Friday.

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