Escape the early spring drizzle and join us Friday, March 31st in Calamus Auditorium at Gay City for At the Fault Line, an evening of readings from twelve writers from our own Pacific Northwest. The short excerpts from their memoirs-in-progress will explore themes of loss, love and the changing geography of the heart, as well as the altered landscape of America in 2017. Local writer and activist Tara Hardy will emcee the event, which starts at 7pm. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door. |
About the performers:
Tara Hardy is the working class, Queer, Femme, chronically ill, founder of Bent, a writing institute for LGBTQ writers in Seattle. Tara holds an MFA from Vermont College and is a former Seattle Poet Populist, Richard Hugo House Writer in Residence, and an alumna of Hedgebrook. She teaches at Seattle Central College, Richard Hugo House and Path With Art, and is the Arts Director at Gay City. Her first book of poetry, Bring Down the Chandeliers, primarily addressed being a father-daughter incest survivor and her second book of poems, My, My, My, My, My, primarily addresses trauma and chronic illness--both are by Write Bloody Press.
Mary Anne Moorman is happiest creating community, gardens, workshops, stories, strategies, fiction or festivals. Known as Auntmama to radio listeners, fans of Auntmamas Storytable and a gaggle of youth, shes in her fifth decade marching for justice and stalking enemy slugs. More info at maryannemoorman.com
Kelsey Taylor is a former figure skater, with a fear of falling, who has traded in her skates for poetry slams and leotards for leather jackets. She has been known to sticky note peoples cars, climb up 50ft of sand and occasionally post videos on Youtube under the screen name Kelsey1393. You can find more of her writing on Words Dance, as well as her website: Kelseytaylorwrites.wordpress.com
Alexandra Dane is a late-blooming memoirist and woman full of words. Alexandra Dane writes and publishes on life, death and knitting: her weekly blog alexandradanewrites.com is flash-thought-provoking. Seattle devoted, espresso fueled, her children call her unfiltered -- but be her friend and you get homemade gifts.
Siv Prince is a Seattle native, a published playwright, and a loud feminist. Her one-act play "Porch Steps" was produced at the Lucille Lortell Theater in Manhattan in 2002. She is currently trying her hand at memoir-writing and lives on Capitol Hill with her partner in life, love and business, Sam, and house-plants that continue, miraculously, to survive her negligence.
Bryan Goffe finds it easier to question than to accept. Somewhere near the middle of the road he found writing to be a form of therapy and continues to explore. If you see a guy walking a Dalmatian talking to two - he may not be crazy. You can find out more at BryanGoffe.com
Tally R. Reynolds is a retired teacher-school counselor from the Seattle area, a survivor of widowhood, and enjoys her new writing focus. She loves her two rescue dogs and still kicks some mean grass as a soccer player. With a bookshelf full of "How to Write" books, all started, none finished, which includes her own almost-done memoir,
If Tears Could Speak, Tally hopes a former student, who loved her as a teacher or counselor, will love her as her agent.
Jackie Welch A Seattle native. Art lover, that finds van Gogh in nature. Quietly loud. Inspired to the pen by Anne Frank. Dedicated her life to helping children find their voice. A lover of words, she is known for the amusing 'kid quotes stealthily collected
from the children in her care.
Emily Breese employs a hunter gather approach to writing. She hunts for gems in books and writing classes, and collects these wisdoms in notebooks, files and on sticky notes. These saved tidbits have sparked short stories, of which shes written dozens. Recently Emily has discovered a fondness for popcorn drizzled with melted dark chocolate. Emily worked as a professional librarian, then as a social services counselor, and currently tutors in a Seattle elementary school.
Lately, Martha Eldridge has been writing poetry late at night in a twilight sleep state. She is the author of two books on child psychology. Martha is in constant search of finding her truest and bravest voice. She is a psychotherapist in the Seattle area and is working on a new book to help families navigate through separation and loss. She may be found at www.mwakenshaw.com.
Emily Jarvis grew up in the (self-proclaimed) Apple Capital of the World. For college, she upgraded to the wine production mecca of Walla Walla, Washington, where she obtained a degree in sociology and environmental studies. Now residing in Seattle, she continues to enjoy both apples and wine, in addition to Manhattans with brandied cherries, anything with a side of sweet potato fries, and all things Italian. During non-mealtimes, Emily practices bankruptcy law, Zumbas, and regularly employs her public library card.
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