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Stage Fright

April 24 at 7:00 PM

Join us at Stage Fright, an open mic night for teens. 

Since 1997, Stage Fright has been the place to share poetry, fiction, journals, songs, comedy routines, art, and more. Come to perform or just to enjoy the work and camaraderie of your peers.

Snacks, good cheer, and fearless MCs from the Young Writers Cohort round out the evening, along with guests artists from the Seattle literary community. Sign up to perform when you arrive. Each performance should be no longer than five minutes.


Guest Speakers

Richard Chiem is the author of You Private Person (Sorry House Classics) and the novel King of Joy (Soft Skull Press, 2019). His work has appeared in City Arts MagazineNY Tyrant, and Gramma Poetry, among other places. His book, You Private Person, was named one of Publishers Weekly‘s 10 Essential Books of the American West. He lives in Seattle.


Dujie Tahat is a Filipino-Jordanian immigrant living in Washington state. His poems have been published or are forthcoming in Sugar House ReviewNashville ReviewThe Southeast ReviewShenandoahHampden-Sydney Poetry ReviewThe American Journal of Poetry, and elsewhere. Dujie has earned fellowships from the Richard Hugo House and Jack Straw Writing Program. He serves as a poetry editor for Moss and Homology Lit and cohosts The Poet Salon podcast. He got his start as a Seattle Poetry Slam Finalist, a collegiate grand slam champion, and Seattle Youth Speaks Grand Slam Champion, representing Seattle at HBO’s Brave New Voices.