WordsWest Literary Series in West Seattle


At Last! There’s a new Lit Series in West Seattle!

It’s called WordsWest and it is being curated by literary power houses Susan Rich, Katy E. Ellis, and Harold Taw. It will take place every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company. WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level. The Favorite Poem Project asks folks from local, independent businesses to begin the monthly gathering by sharing a favorite poem.

The inaugural reading is happening THIS WEDNESDAY and I’m reading! I’ll join Seattle writer Elissa Washuta who will read from her new memoir. Here’s more about Elissa:

In her recently released memoir, My Body Is a Book of Rules (Red Hen Press August 2014), Elissa Washuta corrals the synaptic gymnastics of her teeming bipolar brain, interweaving pop culture with neurobiology and memories of sexual trauma to tell the story of her fight to calm her aching mind and slip beyond the tormenting cycles of memory. The Stranger’s Paul Constant noted, “No matter how prepared you think you are for Washuta, she’s sure to knock you over.” A member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Elissa’s work has appeared in Salon, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Filter Literary Journal, and Third Coast. She was an inaugural fellow in the Made at Hugo House program and recently received a Potlatch Fund Native Arts Grant, an Artist Trust GAP Award, and a 4Culture Grant. She serves as adviser and lecturer for the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington and teaches in the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

More about WordsWest: http://wordswestliterary.com/

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