2012 Bent Mentor Showcase with Mia Mingus
Bent Writing Institute Presents:
The 12th Annual Bent Mentor Showcase, Featuring Mia Mingus!
On November 16th and 17th, Bent Writing Institute will showcase poetry, storytelling, and fiction written by Seattle's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. Doors open both nights at 7:30pm and Showcase will begin at 8pm. The annual event will be held downstairs at Town Hall for two nights and will feature the work of Mia Mingus, a dynamic activist, writer, and speaker who has been working for liberation over the last decade. She was born in Korea, raised in the US Virgin Islands and has spent the last twelve years living and loving in the South. As a queer disabled woman of color and transracial, transnational Korean adoptee, Mia has a cross-movement heart. Through her work on disability, race, gender, reproductive justice, sexuality, and adoption, she recognizes the urgency and barriers for oppressed communities to build alliances for liberation. Mia was a Co-Executive Director of SPARK Reproductive Justice Now until January 2010. She is a founding member of the Disability Justice Collective and the Atlanta Transformative Justice Collaborative.
This year's showcase will be emceed once again by Bent's own charismatic poet, Marita Isabel, who hosted Seattle Poetry Slam from 2010-2011 and produced Seattle Spit from 2010-2012.
In addition to the Showcase at Town Hall on November 16th & 17th, Bent will host a writing workshop taught by Mingus on Saturday, November 17th. Tickets for the showcase and workshop will be available through Brown Paper Tickets. Bent is the nation's only Queer Writing Institute, founded by Tara Hardy. Bent prides itself on a model which redefines criticism, nurturing what works and making writing accessible to those without a traditional arts education. More information about Bent classes and programming can be found at www.bentwriting.com.
Friday night's performance will be ASL-interpreted. Interpreters: Pam Parham and Anne DelVecchio
Town Hall is a wheelchair accessible venue. If you are using a wheelchair, you can enter through the main door and take the elevator downstairs (Seneca door has one step up and a small ramp that is not ADA compliant). Here's some information about getting to Town Hall and parking: http://townhallseattle.org/directions/
*This is a Scent Free Event*
Please do not wear perfumes, essential oils and other scented body, hair and clothing products. People with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) are part of Bent's community, and out of respect for those who are coming to this event with MCS, we ask you to be fragrance free. If you are wearing scents, you will be asked to wash them off before entering the space. More information about being scent free can be found here: http://www.peggymunson.com/mcs/fragfree.pdf
For additional access needs, please contact Marisa at email@example.com
Downstairs at Town Hall (View)
1119 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|