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March 19 at 7:00 PM
After a few years’ hiatus, the Cheap Wine & Poetry reading series returns! Its kickoff event will be hosted by Jeanine Walker and features poets Laura Da’, Sarah Galvin, Jourdan Keith, and Arianne True.
Free • Open mic • $2 cheap wine.
Presented in partnership with Cheap Wine & Poetry.
Laura Da’ is a poet and teacher. A lifetime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Da’ studied creative writing at the University of Washington and The Institute of American Indian Arts. Da’ is Eastern Shawnee. She is the author of Tributaries, winner of the American Book Award, and Instruments of the True Measure, winner of the Washington State Book Award. Da’ lives near Seattle with her husband and son and is a writer-in-residence at Hugo House.
Sarah Galvin is the author of Ugly Time, The Three Einsteins, and The Best Party of Our Lives; a contributor to the Guardian, Vice magazine, The Stranger, and City Arts; and also a human bottle rocket. She has an MFA in poetry from the University of Washington.
The City of Seattle’s 2019–2021 Civic Poet, Jourdan Imani Keith is a storyteller, essayist, playwright, naturalist, and activist. Keith’s essays “Desegregating Wilderness” and “At Risk” were selected for the 2015 Best American Science and Nature Writing Anthology. Her work was commissioned by the Northwest African American Museum to be featured on its walls during the Glass Orchidarium exhibit. A keeper of culture and history in the Griot (gree-oh) storytelling tradition, she’s received fellowships from Hedgebrook, Wildbranch, Santa Fe Science Writing workshop, VONA, and Jack Straw. She’s received awards from University of Washington, Artist Trust, 4Culture, and Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture. Her memoir in essays, Tugging at the Web, is forthcoming from University of Washington Press.
Arianne True (Choctaw, Chickasaw) is a queer poet and folk artist from Seattle. Arianne has taught and mentored with Writers in the Schools (WITS), YouthSpeaks Seattle, and Hugo House, and is a proud alum of Hedgebrook and the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She’s also a Jack Straw writer for 2020.