A Reading with Kristiana Kahakauwila, Lauren K. Alleyne & Jamaica Baldwin
Fri, Apr 28 at 7pm
Hugo House writer-in-residence Anastacia-Renee Tolbert guest curates this night of readings exploring new beginnings, non-gender conformity, “safety,” and womanism, featuring readings by Kristiana Kahakauwila, Lauren K. Alleyne, and Jamaica Baldwin.
Kahakauwila is the author of the stunning story collection, This is Paradise: Stories and is currently at work on her next book, a multi-generational novel about water and native rights on the island of Maui. Alleyne’s poetry collection, Difficult Fruit, grapples with personal experience, naming and claiming the “fruits” of Alleyne’s specific journey into womanhood, which includes coming to terms with violence and loss, celebrating love and connection, as well as standing witness in the world that shaped the journey. Finally, Baldwin is a Seattle-based poet currently working on her first book. You can read some of her most recent work at The Seattle Review of Books.
After 5 pm the night of the event, tickets will go offline but will be available at the door.
As part of her work as poet-in-residence, Anastacia-Renee has had the honor to share space and poetry with women from New Beginnings Transitional Housing. There will be a donation box available at this event for those who’d like to donate to this vital organization. Items needed are diapers, books (all ages, from children to adults), Fred Meyer gift cards, Ross gift cards, or unopened toiletries.