Great news! Brown Paper Tickets is being acquired by Events.com. Click here to learn more.
  View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
Stories of Composting & Cultivating, featuring Carrie Newcomer
Share this event:

Just in time for Spring Equinox, join into an evening of stories of transformation. Three master story spinners share their real-life tales of composting and cultivating. What happens inside a compost pile? What if life becomes a compost pile? What can be grown or cultivated out of that glorious rot? The newest edition of Gathering Ground's popular story nights features the world-class singer/songwriter Carrie Newcomer along with Queer fantasy author Elijah Merrill and creativity catalyst Shirin Subhani. Newcomers evocative songs, performed live for you, will hold the evening together.

This ONLINE event will take place over ZOOM, with a link sent as you RSVP. It is offered on a contribute-as-you-can basis, with options to share $0 - $40 as you RSVP. We all pitch in to keep this shared space open.

Here are the evening's story spinners:

Carrie Newcomer (she/her) is a Quaker activist and cultural worker whose songs fuel movements as well as meditations. Rolling Stone says: "Newcomer's material asks all the right questions and refuses to settle for easy answers. Newcomer also hosts a podcast with the master educator & author Parker Palmer on powerful responses to our fractured time.

Elijah Merrill (he/him) is a Seattle author who is fascinated by folklore from around the world, the history of United States immigrants and migrants, firsthand accounts of resistance to tyranny, and art that centers marginalized voices. His plays have been workshopped by Parley Productions, and produced by Somniterum Productions and the Bush School. Elijah has offered writing workshops on many topics through Gathering Ground, and queer folks frequently star in his fantasy novels.

Shirin Subhani (she/her): Connect-Create-Celebrate has been the thread running through Shirin's work-life experiences. Shirin co-founded the publishing group Flying Chickadee, where she edited an online zine, Courageous Creativity, along with books. For the past ten years, Shirin has served as Program Manager for University Heights Community Center, where she builds collective synergy and community among people of diverse identities. Finally, she is the creative force behind Shirins Kitchen, cooking classes in homestyle Indian food!

We thank the Adult Education Endowment of University Congregational United Church of Christ, making it possible for all who wish to attend, by offering a sliding scale.
Get Tickets
There are no active dates for this event.
Thank you for being part of a beautiful event. Here are some promised follow ups, so you can continue to connect to our story tellers and the good work of their communities: Follow Carrie Newcomer by subscribing to her substack A Gathering of Spirits (it shows up like a newsletter or you can join as a subscriber to get extra special tidbits). Do that here: https://www.carrienewcomer.com/ Subscribe to Carries podcast with Parker Palmer, The Growing Edge here: https://www.newcomerpalmer.com/podcast You can find information on University Heights Safe Parking Program here: https://www.uheightscenter.org/safe-lot#:~:text=A%20Safe%20Lot%20provides%20individuals,within%20the%20community%20for%20participants. And support them with a gift here: https://www.uheightscenter.org/donate If youd like to join into the Gathering Ground experiment, wed love to have you along! Join our e-newsletter here for updates: https://gatheringround.org/contact Download your own Try At Home Seasonal Celebrations: https://gatheringround.org/try-at-home Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 6: Community Social under the Big Trees Wednesday, June 21, Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk at Saint Marks Cathedral in Seattle Finally, if you enjoyed this event and are able, wed appreciate you chipping in toward the costs. This makes it possible for people of all means and all walks to join into gatherings. If you are not able to contribute, please send your good vibes! They help sustain us too! Heres where you may make a tax-deductible gift: https://gatheringround.org/donation As Carrie reminds us, Let us honor losses, Believe in what still can be done, Repair, risk, and plant again With gratitude for your presence in our circle of stories, Beth and the Gathering Ground Community



Timezone: America/Los_Angeles
Online Access Information
You will be provided instructions to access the digital content for this event. When and how these instructions are delivered to you is determined by the Event Organizer. To ensure access, use an up-to-date email address and avoid unsubscribing from email updates. See our Help Center for more information.



Contact us
1-800-838-3006 (Temporarily Unavailable)
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Event Producers
Create an Event
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Find out about local events
Get daily or weekly email notifications of new and discounted events in your neighborhood.
Sign up for local events
Connect with us
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Instagram
Watch us on YouTube
Get to know us
Use of this service is subject to the Terms of Usage, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy of Brown Paper Tickets. All rights reserved. © 2000-2022 Mobile EN ES FR