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February 4, 2016 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Hear work from three powerful, queer women of color, with two readers (Baker and Moon) coming from afar to read. Curated by Hugo poet-in-residence Anastacia Tolbert. The bar will be open.
Librecht Baker is a Dembrebrah West African Drum & Dance Ensemble member. MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College. VONA/Voices and Lambda Literary Fellow. Sundress Publications’ assistant editor. Poetry in Writing the Walls Down: A Convergence of LGBTQ Voices and CHORUS: A Literary Mixtape.
Kamilah Aisha Moon’s work has been featured in Harvard Review, jubilat, the Awl, and Poem-A-Day for the Academy of American Poets. She has been selected as a New American Poet by the Poetry Society of America, a Pushcart Prize–winner, and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Moon is the author of She Has a Name (Four Way Books) and holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.
Storme Webber is a Two Spirit, Alutiiq/Black/Choctaw, internationally nurtured poet, playwright, educator, and interdisciplinary artist. She creates blues-influenced, socially engaged texts and images exploring identity, art activism, and the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, memory, and spirit. Storme’s recent poetry/prose collection, Blues Divine, is available tonight in both book and audiobook. Her solo theatre works include Buddy Rabbit, Noirish Lesbiana: A Night at the Sub Room, and Wild Tales of Renegade Halfbreed Bulldagger. She has been highlighted in numerous anthologies, documentaries (including Venus Boyz) and international tours. Storme’s work has been supported by Artist Trust, Hugo House, Jack Straw Foundation, City of Seattle, 4Culture, and Hedgebrook.
She was recently honored to be a recipient of the James W Ray Venture Project award, granted by Artist Trust and The Frye Museum. These awards supports individual and collaborative projects by artists in all disciplines whose work demonstrates artistic excellence and exceptional originality. Her forthcoming Noirish Lesbiana is an interdisciplinary installation that embraces noir aesthetics to tell hidden tales of Seattle’s multicultural queer past.