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Upcoming Reading: Accidental Player in Philadelphia

I will be reading in Philadelphia in September. Details here.

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Cold Moon

This Sunday, in celebration of the Cold Moon, a reading.

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Past Event: Le Merde

This Friday there will be a poetry reading in Phinney Ridge at the gallery known as Le Merde.

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Upcoming Reading: Babel/Salvage’s Ogopogo featuring Greg Bem, Amaranth Borsuk, Ilsa Olsen, and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

Ogopogo is a cross-disciplinary performance series.

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Rainier Valley Lit Crawl #3 (Upcoming Event)

rainier valley lit crawl #3 march 2016

Rainier Valley Lit Crawl #3

Join for the third iteration of the Rainier Valley Lit Crawl, which focuses on bringing writers and listeners to Southeast Seattle locations for another night of literary engagement. This lit crawl will include the following venues: Spinnaker Bay Brewing → Big Chickie → The Collaboratory → Union Bar. It will feature the following diverse literary artists: Paul E. LaPier, Kathryn Burgomaster, EJ Koh, Erika Michael, Justine Chan, Philip Randolph, Faiza Sultan, Becca Hall, Claire Yazza, Thomas Schabarum, Jed Myers, and Mary Crane. Hosts and organizers include Jeanne Morel, Raanan David, and Greg Bem. The event is open to all. People of all literary interests and pursuits are invited to attend.

As I am one of the organizers, feel free to email me for any questions or comments, or to be involved in a future iteration of this series.

The first Rainier Valley Lit Crawl was in March of 2015, and the second in October of 2015. Both were tremendously successful in terms of audience and enjoyable in terms of literary merit. Please consider attending, and sharing the word on this event.

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Ghost Tokens: Inumbrating Pinnacle Details

From 1/17 to 1/23 there will be 7 literary events under the series name “Inumbrating Pinnacle.” There will be one Ghost Tokens event per night, each to occur at 9pm, all outdoors in the historic “heart of Seattle,” the Seattle Center, underneath the light and shadow of the Space Needle.

Confronting the triumphs and tragedies, the plateaus and recesses of the city elevated, these free micro-events are intended to respond to the fast, urban experience. Each artist will confront and present mindfulness toward “the city undergoing transformation” within a city’s frame of space and time. The events will not last more than 30 minutes.


  • Sunday 1/17: Tanya Holtland and Libby Hsu at Grass Blades
  • Monday 1/18: Arlo Smith at the Artists at Play Playground
  • Tuesday 1/19: Thomas Walton and Cooper Smith at the Glass Garden Wall
  • Wednesday 1/20: Paul Nelson at Sonic Bloom
  • Thursday 1/21: Graham Isaac at Black Lightning
  • Friday 1/22: Jeremy Springsteed and Jeanne Morel at the Armory Monorail Station
  • Saturday 1/23: Justine Chan at Olympic Illiad

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