Assembly Literary Open Mic at Vermillion
Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

Assembly Literary Open Mic at Vermillion

Join us to celebrate the new home to Assembly Literary Open Mic on first Wednesdays. Assembly welcomes literary works in progress. Emphasis on LITERARY. Emphasis on WORKS IN PROGRESS.

Join a community of writers and poets who aspire to strengthen their skills. This is not your chance to boast in front of a captive audience. This is not the place to perform polished works.

Please bring fresh meat. Do not bring previously published works to read. No stand-up comedy. No musical arts. No slam poetry. No theatrics.

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Assembly Literary Open Mic POP-UP! at Fred Wildlife Refuge
May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Assembly Literary Open Mic POP-UP! at Fred Wildlife Refuge

Join us for a very special Assembly Open Mic hosted at Fred Wildlife Refuge.

We welcome literary works in progress. This is not your chance to boast in front of a captive audience. This is an opportunity to join a community of writers and poets who aspire to strengthen their skills.

Please bring fresh meat. Do not bring previously published works to read. No stand-up comedy. No musical arts. No theatrics.

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Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

Surreal Storytelling with Strange Women #5

Join four strange women for an evening of surreal storytelling. Doors at 7PM. Readings begin at 7:30 PM. The most intimate space we've occupied thus far. Only 45 tickets are available. 21+. All sales are final.

Predominately standing room with LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE*. Please arrive early to guarantee a spot. *We will accommodate folks who are unable to stand for long periods.

PLEASE NOTE: This venue is not ADA compliant. The show takes place in the belly of Alibi Room and requires the use of stairs.

CASH IS QUEEN. Please bring cash to tip the bartender, purchase work from the artists, and stock up on Surreal Storytelling merch.

▲ MEET THE STRANGE WOMEN. ▲

☽ CAROL GUESS is the author of twenty books of poetry and prose, including Darling Endangered, Doll Studies: Forensics, and Tinderbox Lawn. A frequent collaborator, she writes across genres and illuminates historically marginalized material. In 2014 she was awarded the Philolexian Award for Distinguished Literary Achievement by Columbia University. She teaches at Western Washington University and lives in Seattle.

☽ JASMINE KHALIQ is a Pakistani-Mexican poet from San Francisco, California. She holds a B.A. In English: Creative Writing and a minor in Gender Studies from San Francisco State University. She now lives in Seattle, where she is a teacher and MFA Candidate at the University of Washington. She also serves on the poetry board for The Seattle Review. Her work has appeared in Transfer Magazine.

☽ JORDYN MURRAY is a Michigan-born, Arizona-raised writer, papermaker, and performance artist. She is also mildly handy with other things, such as grading papers. She holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently a candidate for an MFA in creative writing at the University of Washington. jordynmurray.com

☽ JOULE ZELMAN is a short story writer, film critic, and improviser from New Jersey, now living in Seattle. She did her master's thesis on the Czechoslovak New Wave at Université Paris III in 2013. Since then, she has contributed film and theater reviews to The Stranger and East European Film Bulletin. She has also produced several queer comedy shows in the series Chain Lynx Fence. She currently works on the Stranger's arts events directory and spends the rest of her time on as many creative projects as possible. She would like to say hello to your cat.

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Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

FWWR Launch Party

JOIN US FOR AN EMPOWERING EVENING OF POETRY, CONNECTION, AND ART AS WE CELEBRATE THE LAUNCH AND MOVEMENT OF FOR WOMEN WHO ROAR.

For Women Who Roar is a digital platform and print publication that elevates the voices and stories of women.

You're invited to our first ever FWWR launch party in Seattle! There will be music, poetry, venders, raffles, and more. Hear from FWWR founder Megan Febuary, featured poets, and a panel of women that will inspire you with their brave storytelling. Enjoy snacks, drinks, and a night of inspiration! All our welcome!

PROGRAM

6-7:00 pm Cocktails + Connection

7-8:00pm FWWR Panels + Poets

8-9:00pm Celebrate + Collaborate

COST

This event is donation-based. Any donations made towards this event will go towards our ifundwomen campaign and funding the For Women Who Roar movement. This event will fill up, so reserve your spot. Thank you for your support!

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Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Assembly Literary Open Mic Pop-Up! for Women/Enby/Queer Writers

We are pleased to announce that we've teamed up with The Saloon Seattle for a POP-UP Assembly Mic. Join us for a special Women/Enby + LGBTQ mic.

Normal Assembly terms apply: We welcome poetry, prose, and creative writing works in progress. This is not your chance to boast in front of a captive audience. This is an opportunity to join a community of writers and poets who aspire to strengthen their skills.

Bring fresh meat. We want your darlings. Read us your works in progress. Avoid reading anything that's been published. This is the time and place to work out the kinks in your recent work.

No comedy. No musical acts. No theatrics. No slam poetry. No rehearsed pieces. We are a literary open mic. Strict guidelines are in place because there are several open mics around the city that cater to these avenues. Thank you for understanding.

Be nice to each other.

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Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

Surreal Storytelling with Strange Women #4 - SOLD OUT

Join four strange women for an evening of surreal storytelling. Doors at 7PM. Readings begin at 7:30PM. $7 in advance / $10 at the door. 21+. PURCHASE TICKETS: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3924040. We know you have commitment issues, Seattle. However, the last event was sold out before the day of the event. Interested in this event? Snag a ticket while you can.

LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE*. Please arrive early to guarantee a spot. *We will accommodate folks who are unable to stand for long periods.

CASH IS QUEEN. Please bring cash to tip the bartender, to purchase work from the artists, and to stock up on Surreal Storytelling merch.

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▲ MEET THE STRANGE WOMEN. ▲

☽ Lynne Ellis writes in pen. Her words appear in WA 129 (Sage Hill Press), The Stars (Outrider Press), Cascadia Rising Review, Anesthesiology, and PageBoy. She is the recipient of this year’s Red Wheelbarrow poetry prize, and was a finalist for the 49th Parallel award (Bellingham Review). As a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (Local 15), Lynne continues to try to bring poetry to the catwalks and craft to the page. Her chapbook, In these failing times I can forget, is available from Papeachu Press.

☽ Helen K. Thomas is a native of Seattle, WA by way of Lagos, Nigeria. She holds a B.A. in English from Spelman College and an M.A. in Cultural Studies from University of Washington, Bothell. She writes Young Adult fiction about Black girls surviving, thriving and trying to figure it all out in the Pacific Northwest.

☽ Gabrielle Bates's poems and poetry comics have been published in the New Yorker, Poetry, Black Warrior Review, and Gulf Coast, and featured in anthologies, exhibitions, and conferences all over the world. The recipient of support from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Hugo House, and Artist Trust, she currently works for Open Books: A Poem Emporium, co-hosts The Poet Salon podcast, and helps edit the Seattle Review, Poetry Northwest, Broadsided Press, and Bull City Press. She is originally from Birmingham, Alabama. www.gabriellebat.es / Twitter: @GabrielleBates / Instagram: gabrielle_bates_

☽ Kamari Bright is a St. Louis-born creative who has had work featured in publications, released a poetry book, and had works screened in an international film festival.

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Jan
30
5:30 PM17:30

Assembly Literary Open Mic at Corvus & Co. Women/Non-binary night.

This Assembly mic is open to women and non-binary writers only. Everyone is, of course, welcome to attend and listen, but the mic belongs to women and non-binary folx. Enjoy happy hour 4PM-6PM.

Normal Assembly terms apply: Bring fresh meat. We want your darlings. Read us your works in progress. Avoid reading anything that's been published. This is the time and place to work out the kinks in your recent work.

No comedy. No musical acts. No theatrics. No slam poetry. No rehearsed pieces. We are a literary open mic. Strict guidelines are in place because there are several open mics around the city that cater to these avenues. Thank you for understanding.

Be nice to each other.

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Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

Assembly Literary Open Mic at Corvus & Co.

assembly / noun / a group of people gathered together in one place for a common purpose.

THE OPEN MIC SEATTLE NEEDS. We welcome poetry, prose, and creative writing works in progress. This is not your chance to boast in front of a captive audience. This is an opportunity to join a community of writers and poets who aspire to strengthen their skills. Please bring fresh meat. Assembly hopes to ignite and inspire.

No stand-up comedy. No musical arts. No theatrics.

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Jan
2
7:00 PM19:00

Assembly Literary Mic at Screwdriver Bar.

assembly / noun / a group of people gathered together in one place for a common purpose.

THE OPEN MIC SEATTLE NEEDS. We welcome poetry, prose, and creative writing works in progress. This is not your chance to boast in front of a captive audience. This is an opportunity to join a community of writers and poets who aspire to strengthen their skills. Please bring fresh meat. Assembly hopes to ignite and inspire.

No stand-up comedy. No musical arts. No theatrics.

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Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

Surreal Storytelling with Strange Women.

Surreal Storytelling with Strange Women #3 takes place in the bewitching den of Ghost Gallery. Join Shelley Minden, Symone La Luz, G.G. Silverman, and Kait Heacock for an evocative evening of surreal storytelling. Beer and wine available for purchase. 

Ghost is located at 1111 E. Pike St, in the beautiful Chophouse Row community. Enter on E. Pike through Cupcake Royale (ADA accessible), or up the stairs via the Chophouse Row courtyard ("The Mews").

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Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

Assembly Literary Open Mic at Corvus & Co: LGBTQ Night.

Please join us for Assembly at Corvus and Co. Because it is tremendously important for us to give the stage to marginalized groups, Assembly at Corvus is open to LGBTQ folx for the first two rounds. If we have time before the clock strikes ten, the floor is open to any and everyone. SIGN UP FROM 6:45-7PM.

■ TO READ, YOU MUST SIGN UP BEFORE 7:30PM. ■
This is to discourage people from showing up late and missing the first round of readers. If you want people to listen to your work, you must return the favor. Please arrive on time. 

If you do not identify as LGBTQ, please still come and LISTEN. 

▲ Bring cash to tip the staff and donate to the offertory. 

▲ Please enjoy happy hour at Corvus from 4PM-6PM.

▲ Be sure to follow @assemblymic on Instagram. 

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