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  • Date: August 5
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm PT
  • Location: Zoom: Hugo Theater

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Writing Towards Justice with Comedy and Satire

Join us virtually for Writing Towards Justice– a joint reading by novelist Stephanie Barbé Hammer and poet Matt Sedillo from their recent books, Pretend Plumber and City on the Second Floor, followed by a discussion on how comedy and satire can push racial and economic justice and galvanize change. 

Matt Sedillo

Matt Sedillo

Matt Sedillo has been hailed as "the best political poet in America" and "the poet laureate of the struggle" by journalists and historians alike. He has appeared on CSPAN, the Los Angeles Times, Axios, the Associated Press, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation and upon many other platforms and outlets. He has spoken in 5 countries on 3 continents. He is the author of Mowing Leaves of Grass (FlowerSong Press) and City on the Second Floor (FlowerSong Press).

Stephanie Barbé Hammer

Stephanie Barbé Hammer


Stephanie Barbé Hammer is a 7-time Pushcart Prize nominee in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. She is the author of two poetry collections, two novels, a novelette, and a how to write magical realism craft book. She is a founding member of Whidbey Island Indivisible, a member of the Anti-Racism work group at Congregation Kol Ami, and she is an elder ally to the United Student Leaders at Whidbey High School. She teaches creative writing at Hugo House and at the Inlandia Institute.


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