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SPOKEN WORD CALENDAR

UPDATED: 9/25/2016

4th MONDAY

Monday, September 26 @ 7 pm Tim Murphy, author of Christodora. in conversation with David Schmader @ Third Place Seward Park, 5041 Wilson Ave S. Christadora recounts the culture of AIDS, including hard drugs, in New York City.

Monday, September 26 @ 8-11 pm Easy Speak @ Wedgwood Ale House, 8515 35th Ave NE (come around north of building to back door). No feature this time, OPEN MIC only. 4th Mondays.

4th TUESDAY

Tuesday, September 27 @ 4-6 pm Verb Slingers OPEN MIC @ Funhouse Seattle, 109 Eastlake Ave E. Spoken word, sign up and read. Poetry, prose, hip hop, comedy, other cunning linguists encouraged. Free. $1 tacos + happy hour drink specials. Every Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 27 @ 6-9 pm Promised Land @ SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave N. social justice documentary that follows two tribes in the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights they’ve long been denied. Tribal members will be present for a Q&A on tribal sovereignty. Tickets $12 general, $10 seniors/ veterans.

Tuesday, September 27 @ 6:30-9 pm Subdrift: South Asian OPEN MIC @ Rendezvous, 2322 2nd Ave. Storytelling, music, comedy, dance. If interested, email subdriftsea@gmail.com. Tickets $10.

Tuesday, September 27 @ 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.

Tuesday, September 27 @ 7-8:30 pm Stacy Schiff, author of The Witches—Salem 1692 @ Seattle Central Library, 1000 4th Ave.

Tuesday, September 27 @ 7-10 pm Till Tonight @ Speckled & Drake, 1355 E Olive Way. Till Tonight is a silent time spent with pen on page, a space for writers to do the work of writing. Bring laptops, pens, notebooks, books; buy drinks. Come & go as you please.

Tuesday, September 27 @ 7:30 pm doors, 8 pm show Comedy Nest featuring Kathleen Nacozy with host Aisha Farhoud @ Rendezvous, 2322 2nd Ave. OPEN MIC signup by Sunday noon, email comedynestseattle@gmail.com. Tickets $5, or FREE for comics. Every Tuesday.

4th WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, September 28 @ 7 pm Shaking up Seattle media @ Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 314 Marion. KUOW host Steve Scher with Seattle Times Managing Editor Michele Matassa Flores,   KNKX (was KPLU) News Director Erin Hennessy, Geekwire co-founder Todd Bishop. Tickets $10 general, $5 Folio members/ students.

Wednesday, September 28 @ 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, September 28 @ 7 pm signup, 7:30-10 pm show Two Hour Transport features Elizabeth Guizzetti & Jon Lasser + OPEN MIC @ Cafe Racer, 5828 Roosevelt Way NE. Sci fi/fantasy reading. 7 pm signup, 7:30 pm OPEN MIC, 8:45 pm invited readers. 4th Wednesdays.

Wednesday, September 28 @ 7 pm signup, 8 pm show Rain City Slam features + OPEN MIC @ Jai Thai, 235 Broadway E. $3 entry. Every Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 28 @ 7-9 pm Poetrybridge feature Kerry Cox + OPEN MIC @ C&P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW. It’s been far too long since you’ve heard the amazing Kerry read. Don’t miss this one!

Wednesday, September 28 @ 7-9 pm Jessica Bennett, author of Feminist Fight Club @ Elliott Bay Books, 1521 10th Ave.

Wednesday, September 28 @ 8-11 pm Bushwick presents Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell @ Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S. Original music inspired by Vowell’s book.  performers include Kristin Chambers, Jazmarae Beebe, Debbie Miller, Natalie Hall, Mike Votava, Sean Morse, Sam Russell, Kate Farrell. Tickets $10 general.

5th THURSDAY

Thursday, September 29 @ 6-8 pm Shunpike Arts Business Clinic @ Shunpike, 220 2nd Ave S. Informal, drop-in clinic. Shunpike staff and arts industry professionals Allison Durazzi, Nicole Stellner, Jess Main, Jessica Howard  on hand to talk about your arts business needs. Free registration.

Thursday, September 29 @ 6-9 pm Olympia People’s Mic @ Ben Moore’s Restaurant, 112 4th Ave W, Oly. 1st & 3rd Thursdays slam; signups 6 pm for slam & open mic. $0-$5 cover for feature. Every Thursday.

Thursday, September 29 @ 7 pm Black Lives Matter themed Auntmama’s Storytable featuring storyteller/activitist Santiago Vera and guitarist Reggie Garrett, hosted by Auntmama and Kathya Alexander @ Madison Park Starbucks, 4000 E Madison. “More than usual, we ask that you share this with your friends and come if possible.”

Thursday, September 29 @ 7-9 pm Premiere of Voluntary Caesura dance film @ Pocket Theater, 8312 Greenwood Ave N.  In this short dance film a former ballet dancer and a struggling musician are deep in the throes of severe depression but manage to bring themselves into a space together to move and create music. Through their respective art forms a channel of shared experience is forged, pushing beyond the barriers of isolation created by the choke hold of mental illness. Tickets $10.

Thursday, September 29 @ 7-9 pm V2 Dance Film Challenge Screening @ Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. Screenings of two 2-minute dance film (5 minutes max including credits) by 2 teams, reflecting Capitol Hill neighborhood + crossroads that Capitol Hill artists, communities, residents face in this period of rapid development & change. You vote & winning team gets a NWFF & Velocity residency.

Thursday, September 29 @ 7-9 pm Are You An Echo? launch party @ Queen Anne Books, 1811 Queen Anne Ave N. Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko (1903-1930), forgotten for decades after her early death, touched the hearts of millions after the earthquake & tsunami that devastated northern Japan in 2011. Fully illustrated by Japanese artist Toshikado Hajiri, “Are You an Echo?” recounts Misuzu’s tragic life story & presents 25 of her poems. Free & all ages.

Thursday, September 29 @ 7-9 pm Writers on Censorship @ Hugo House, 1021 Columbia St. Muatasim Qazi, Frederica Jansz, & Mike Lewis read + speak on the more pervasive + subversive forms of censorship. Free.

Thursday, September 29 @ 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.

Thursday, September 29 @ 7-10 pm Dock Street Salon features D.A. Navoti, Ian Denning, & Lindsey Barrett reading stories from the new issue of Spartan @ Phinney Books, 7405 Greenwood Ave N. Tom Nissley reads from A Reader’s Book of Days.

5th FRIDAY

Friday, September 30 @ 6:30-9:30 pm Harvesting Soul, an Elders Council: Spirituality as Compassionate Revolution @ Phinney Neighborhood Center (room 7 of big blue building), 6615 Dayton Ave N. Elders Council with Della Rice-Sylvester, Sarah MacLean Bicknell & Karyn Schwartz, hosted by The Cunning Crows Lauren Herold & Mykol Ylva Mara, with special guest Imani Sims. $25-$75 sliding scale. Doors 6:30, opening ceremony by Lauren & Ylva Mara.


1st SATURDAY

Saturday, October 1 @ 9 am – 5 pm Basic Field Recording @ Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE. Learn techniques for high quality field recording of music, ambience, sound effects, and voice with portable equipment. Useful for radio and TV producers, as well as sound artists and engineers. Students will practice field recording and listen to their work. Instructor Tom Stiles. $135 member, $160 nonmember, $80 visually impaired. To find out more or sign up, call 206-634-0919 or email workshops@jackstraw.org.

1st MONDAY

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

1st TUESDAY

Tuesday, October 4 @ 4-6 pm Verb Slingers OPEN MIC @ Funhouse Seattle, 109 Eastlake Ave E. Spoken word, sign up and read. Poetry, prose, hip hop, comedy, other cunning linguists encouraged. Free. $1 tacos + happy hour drink specials. Every Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 4 @ 6-10 pm First Tuesday Write-In @ Wayward Coffeehouse, 6417 Roosevelt Way NE. Write for 45 min, chat for 15, rinse, repeat. All writers of any genre, skill level, or type are welcome.

Tuesday, October 4 @ 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.

1st THURSDAY

Thursday, October 6 @ 6-9 pm Olympia People’s Mic @ Ben Moore’s Restaurant, 112 4th Ave W, Oly. 1st & 3rd Thursdays (TONIGHT) slam; signups 6 pm for slam & open mic. $0-$5 cover for feature. Every Thursday.

Thursday, October 6 @ 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.

1st FRIDAY

Friday, October 7 @ 7-10 pm Freshest Roots Expresso 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.

Friday, October 7 @ 8 pm The Esoterics present Wilde: Like silhouettes against the sky choral works set to verses of Oscar Wilde @ St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 4805 NE 45th. Tickets $25 general ($22 advance), $18 senior/ student/ unemployed/ disabled ($15 advance).

2nd SATURDAY

Saturday, October 8 @ 8 pm The Esoterics present Wilde: Like silhouettes against the sky choral works set to verses of Oscar Wilde @ Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 4210 SW Genesee. Tickets $25 general ($22 advance), $18 senior/ student/ unemployed/ disabled ($15 advance).

2nd SUNDAY

Sunday, October 9 @ 7 pm The Esoterics present Wilde: Like silhouettes against the sky choral works set to verses of Oscar Wilde @ Christ Episcopal Church, 310 North K St, Tacoma. Tickets $25 general ($22 advance), $18 senior/ student/ unemployed/ disabled ($15 advance).

2nd MONDAY

Monday, October 10 @ 7-7:30 pm signup, 8 pm MIC OPENS, 8:40-8:50 feature Easy Speak features + OPEN MIC @ Wedgwood Ale House, 8515 35th Ave NE (enter around the back). You get five (5), that’s right—FIVE—minutes. 2nd Mondays.

2nd TUESDAY

Tuesday, October 11 @ 6:30-8 pm ALL OPEN MIC @ Café Zingaro, 127 Mercer St. No signup needed. Cohosts Lainne Dexter + Margaret Roncone. Info margaretroncone@yahoo.com. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays.

Tuesday, October 11 @ 7:30-8:30 pm Ask the Oracle: Four writers answer your deep questions @ Hotel Sorrento, 900 Madison. Show up at 7 or later, write down your questions on the slips of paper, and divination begins at 7:30. 2nd Tuesdays.

Tuesday, October 11 @ 4-6 pm Verb Slingers OPEN MIC @ Funhouse Seattle, 109 Eastlake Ave E. Spoken word, sign up and read. Poetry, prose, hip hop, comedy, other cunning linguists encouraged. Free. $1 tacos + happy hour drink specials. Every Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 11 @ 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.

2nd WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, October 12 @ 7 pm Beacon Bards features 4 writers, post-reading conversation, and NO OPEN MIC @ Third Place Seward Park, 5041 Wilson Ave S. No cover. Info Billie Swift bswift@gmail.com. 2nd Wednesdays.

2nd THURSDAY

Thursday, October 13 @ 6-10 pm Microphone Workshop @ Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE. Instructor Tom Stiles. Detailed look at microphone types, pickup patterns, placement + use, for both live & studio applications. Students participate in extensive listening + recording exercises with live music. All experience levels welcome; we’ll cover some basics of theory + history but mostly be engaged in interactive mic use + comparison. $70 member, $95 nonmember. To find out more or sign up, call 206-634-0919 or email workshops@jackstraw.org.

Thursday, October 13 @ 6-7:45 pm It’s About Time Reading #318 features + OPEN MIC @ Ballard Library, 5614 22nd Ave NW. Emcee Katie Tynan. 3 minute open mic slots. 2nd Thursday.

Thursday, October 13 @ 6-9 pm Olympia People’s Mic @ Ben Moore’s Restaurant, 112 4th Ave W, Oly. 1st & 3rd Thursdays slam; signups 6 pm for slam & open mic. $0-$5 cover for feature. Every Thursday.

Thursday, October 13 @ 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.

2nd FRIDAY

Friday, October 14 @ 6-10 pm Intro to Digital Audio Editing @ Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE. Learn to record, edit,  process sounds for interview, story, video, music applications using free or affordable audio editing software: Audacity & GarageBand. Instructor Tom Stiles. Followup intensive instruction available also. $200 member, $235 nonmember. To find out more or sign up, call 206-634-0919 or email workshops@jackstraw.org.

3rd MONDAY

Monday, October 17 @ 6:30 pm signups, 7-9 pm show Works in Progress OPEN MIC @ Hugo House, 1021 Columbia St. PRO TIP: Get your name in the jar well before 6:30 if you want to read for sure. 1st and 3rd Mondays.

Tuesday, October 18 @ 4-6 pm Verb Slingers OPEN MIC @ Funhouse Seattle, 109 Eastlake Ave E. Spoken word, sign up and read. Poetry, prose, hip hop, comedy, other cunning linguists encouraged. Free. $1 tacos + happy hour drink specials. Every Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 18 @ 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.

3rd THURSDAY

Thursday, October 20 @ 6-9 pm Olympia People’s Mic @ Ben Moore’s Restaurant, 112 4th Ave W, Oly. 1st & 3rd Thursdays (TONIGHT) slam; signups 6 pm for slam & open mic. $0-$5 cover for feature. Every Thursday.

Thursday, October 20 @ 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.

4th TUESDAY

Tuesday, October 25 @ 4-6 pm Verb Slingers OPEN MIC @ Funhouse Seattle, 109 Eastlake Ave E. Spoken word, sign up and read. Poetry, prose, hip hop, comedy, other cunning linguists encouraged. Free. $1 tacos + happy hour drink specials. Every Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 25 @ 6:30-8 pm ALL OPEN MIC @ Café Zingaro, 127 Mercer St. No signup needed. Cohosts Lainne Dexter + Margaret Roncone. Info margaretroncone@yahoo.com. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays.

Tuesday, October 25 @ 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.

4th WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, October 26 @ 7 pm Leigh Calvez, author of The Hidden Lives of Owls: The Science and Spirit of Nature’s Most Elusive Birds @ Third Place Books Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE in Lake Forest Park Town Centre.

4th THURSDAY

Thursday, October 27 @ 6-9 pm Olympia People’s Mic @ Ben Moore’s Restaurant, 112 4th Ave W, Oly. 1st & 3rd Thursdays slam; signups 6 pm for slam & open mic. $0-$5 cover for feature. Every Thursday.

Thursday, October 27 @ 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.


1st WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, December 7 – Friday, December 9 @ 6-9 pm Beginning Pro Tools @ Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE. Hands-on instruction in industry’s most popular digital audio production system. Students learn basic commands + procedures for recording, editing, outputting with Pro Tools. Will work on project of their own as a class exercise. Students may bring a personal project to work on or one will be provided. Knowledge of Macintosh computers is recommended, but not required. Instructor Tom Stiles. $70 member, $95 nonmember. To find out more or sign up, call 206-634-0919 or email workshops@jackstraw.org.

 

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To cover:

  • Calendar, of course (new home for Seattle Spoken Word Calendar that I hope is easier to update, easier to access)
  • Reviews of venues (including cost), teachers/classes, events, deliveries (books, websites, paper or digital magazines, etc.)
  • Interviews
  • Excerpts of work
  • News of upcoming pubs
  • Deadlines/calls
  • Blogroll, resource lists
  • Writing groups
  • Resources such as: style guides, books about writing, MOOCs, classes, nanowrimo, napowrimo, etc.
  • Classes, mentors, training
  • How-tos: how to host a successful event, how to suss out a grant committee, how to change horses in midstream, how to turn anything into an opportunity instead of a soul-killing dead end, how to come out to your family/coworkers as a writer, how to navigate the lit/arts community after a painful breakup, how to make twitter or pinterest more the engaging media instead of time-wasting PITA, etc.
  • Services: editors, printers, consultants, designers, agents…
  • Bookstores: brick & mortar, online, pop-up
  • Q&As on topics with range of writers
  • FAQs about Seattle lit
  • Love letters to Seattle, writers, places, etc.
  • Daygigs
  • Assignments/prompts
  • Collaborations, offers to collaborate

And who knows what else.