We honor Black History MonthWhen:February 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm2017-02-25T14:00:00-08:002017-02-25T18:00:00-08:00Where:at Eighth Generation Flagship Store
93 Pike Street
Healing Through Story
Rise Up Arts Honors Black History Month
at Eighth Generation Flagship Store
93 Pike Street #103, Seattle, WA
Saturday, February 25th
from 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Please join us for an afternoon with some of Seattle’s most powerful and creative women; Kathya Alexander, Nisi Shawl and Natasha Marin as we honor Black History Month by addressing how to begin healing historical wounds through story. This is an amazing opportunity you won’t want to miss!
Our goal at Rise Up Arts is to make half of our seats available as scholarships to members of our communities who don’t usually get these kinds of opportunities. Therefore, we are asking a free will registration donation for those who are able to do so. Space is limited so please email: firstname.lastname@example.org to register . We will send you all the information you need and will keep a waiting list to notify people if space becomes available.
Donations are also accepted to go towards the scholarships, simply email email@example.com
2-3pm: Writing workshop with Kathya Alexander, storyteller/actor/writer/
teaching artist. Kathya was a 2007 Writer-in-Residence at the prestigious Hedgebrook Writer’s Retreat for Women and won the 2002 Fringe First Award for “Black to My Roots” at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland for Outstanding New Production. Her writing has appeared in Colors Northwest Magazine and she is the author of “Angel in the Outhouse”; “God the Mother: A Creation Story”; and the “God the Mother Calendar”.
3-5PM: Nisi Shawl is an African-American writer, editor, and journalist. She is best known as an author of science fiction and fantasy short stories who writes and teaches about how fantastic fiction might reflect real-world diversity of gender, sexual orientation, race, colonialism, physical ability, age, and other sociocultural factors. She will present a two-hour interactive workshop entitled “Healing Historical Wounds by Writing Alternate Fiction.”
5-6pm: A talk with Natasha Marin. Natasha is a poet and interdisciplinary artist, as well as the internationally renowned founder of Reparations. Her written work has been translated into several languages and has been showcased in exhibitions, performances and events around the world. She is a Cave Canem fellow and a Hedgebrook alum who has been published in periodicals like the Feminist Studies Journal, African American Review, and the Caribbean Writer. She received grants from the City of Austin, Artist Trust, and the City of Seattle for community projects involving text-based, visual, performance, and multimedia art.
– Hosted by Corey Young-Knutsen (Rise Up Arts), and Eighth Generation
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Kathya Alexander is a writer, actor, storyteller, and teaching artist. Her poem, Naa Naa, appears in Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workplace. She won the WRAP Award, Youth Arts Award, and the CityArtist Award from the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture and her play, David and Jonathan, was featured at STG’s Nights At The Neptune. Her play, HomeGoing, was chosen for Freehold’s New Plays Festival, Mahogany Project’s Festival, and for residency at Hedgebrook’s Women’s Writer’s Retreat. She was playwright for Intiman Theater’s Rough Eagle’s Project, and her play, Black To My Roots, won the Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Nisi will be running a workshop titled Healing Historical Wounds by writing alternate history.
Be sure to bring writing materials to this interactive workshop.
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Natasha Marin is a poet and interdisciplinary artist. Her written work has been translated into several languages and has been showcased in exhibitions, performances and events around the world. She is a Cave Canem fellow and a Hedgebrook alum who has been published in periodicals like the Feminist Studies Journal, African American Review, and the Caribbean Writer. She received grants from the City of Austin, Artist Trust, and the City of Seattle for community projects involving text-based, visual, performance, and multimedia art.
Please bring writing materials so you can participate in the interactive writing workshops portion from 2-5PM.
at Eighth Generation Flagship Store
Located at 93 Pike St. #103, Seattle, WA
October 25, 2016 / Corey Young-Knutsen / 0
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