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  • Date: March 13
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm PT
  • Location: Salon
    1634 11th Ave.

Poetry in the Salon: featuring Sally Ashton, Marjorie Manwaring & Molly Tenenbaum

Is there always a cat in the room? Can you really hear Mars? Does the Moon ever get lonely? Will there be a banjo? For these answers and more, join poets Sally Ashton, Marjorie Manwaring, and Molly Tenenbaum for a diverting evening of poetry, conversation, and a bit of live music. Brief Q&A to follow. 

Doors open at 6:30. This event is free and open to the public.

The House bar will be open to serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Molly Tenenbaum

Molly Tenenbaum

Molly Tenenbaum is the author of five books of poems, most recently The Arborists (MoonPath, 2023); Mytheria (Two Sylvias, 2017); and The Cupboard Artist (Floating Bridge, 2012). Her chapbook/artist book, Exercises to Free the Tongue (2014), a collaboration with artist Ellen Ziegler, combines poems with archival materials about her vaudeville ventriloquist grandparents. Her recordings of old-time Appalachian banjo are Instead of a Pony and Goose & Gander. She lives in Seattle, having taught English at North Seattle College for 30+ years, currently teaching music in the backyard and at Dusty Strings Music School. Find her at www.mollytenenbaum.com. 

Marjorie Manwaring

Marjorie Manwaring

Marjorie Manwaring lives in Seattle where she is a technical writer and poet. She is the author of Search for a Velvet-Lined Cape (Mayapple Press, 2013) and What to Make of a Diminished Thing (Dancing Girl Press, 2012). She took a long hiatus from creative writing but over the past couple years has been dipping her toe back in through offerings at Hugo House, for which she is very grateful. 

Sally Ashton

Sally Ashton


Sally Ashton is a poet, writer, teacher, and editor-in-chief of DMQ Review, an online journal featuring poetry and art. Publishing in three genres, she is the author of five books of poems including the just-released Listening to Mars (Cornerstone Press, 2024) and The Behaviour of Clocks (WordFarm, 2019). She lives in California where she taught writing at San José State University for ten years and continues to teach workshops locally, Zoom, and currently online through Hugo House. Her prose poem “4.6 Billion Years” will go to the Moon as part of the Lunar Codex project via the Griffin/VIPER mission in 2024. Learn more at www.sallyashton.com.