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3rd Saturday Workshop, Reading & Open Mic with Raul Sanchez and Alex Gallo-Brown

Join us for our 3rd Saturday Creative writing Workshop, PIE Reading and Open Mic October 19th @ BookTree (609 Market St. Kirkland Wa. 98033). Featuring: Raul Sanchez and Alex Gallo-Brown and YOU on the open mic.

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Workshop 4:30 to 6pm Reading and Open Mic 6:15pm to 8:05 pm

The 4:30 Workshop Details:
Raul Sanchez, the newest City of Redmond Poet Laureate will be leading a workshop just in time for Day of the Dead Celebrations “An Introspective look at Death” Discussion of a Marvin Bell (The Book of the Dead Man) poem and one by Ada Limon from ‘Bright Dead Things’ and writing exercises.

Our Poetry is Everything (PIE) reading begins at 6:15 pm featuring Raul Sanchez and Alex Gallo-Brown followed by an Open Mic

Raul Sanchez - Raúl is the newest City of Redmond Poet Laureate 2019-2021. He is a member of (WITS), Writers In The Schools through Seattle Arts and Lectures, a poetry mentor at Denny International Middle School through the Jack Straw Educational Project. He held the Inaugural Poet in Residence position for the City of Burien 2018-2019 he currently volunteers for PONGO Teen Writing in the Juvenile Detention Center. Raúl is a translator currently working on the Spanish version of his inaugural collection "All Our Brown-Skinned Angels", which was nominated for the 2013 Washington State Book Award in Poetry. He is a 2014 Jack Straw Writers Alumni. He was one of the mentors and judges for the 2014 Poetry on Buses Project and that same year participated in the TEDx Salon event in Yakima WA.

Alex Gallo-Brown is a poet, fiction writer, and essayist based in Seattle. He is the author of The Language of Grief (2012), a self-published collection of poems, and Variations of Labor (Chin Music Press, 2019), a collection of poems and stories. Called “the poet of the service economy” by author and critic Valerie Trueblood, he has been awarded the Barry Lopez Fellowship from Seattle's Hugo House, the Walthall Fellowship from Atlanta's WonderRoot, and the Emerging Artist Award from the City of Atlanta. He holds degrees in writing from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Gallo-Brown's essays, articles, poems, stories, and interviews have appeared in numerous publications, including Los Angeles Review of Books, The Brooklyn Rail,, Literary Hub, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, The Stranger, Fanzine, Vice's Motherboard, Poetry Northwest, Crosscut, The Oregonian, City Arts, Seattle Review of Books, and Pacifica Literary Review. He currently lives in Seattle with his wife and daughter, where he works as a union organizer.


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