West Seattle Event Calendar

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Oct
18
Wed
2017
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Oct
21
Sat
2017
Roo Forrest and Friends @ C & P Coffee Company
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Roo Forrest and Friends perform at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

Roo Forrest and Friends plays an eclectic mix of originals and covers. Some of the artists we cover are Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, and Bobby Gentry.

Oct
23
Mon
2017
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 24 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Oct
25
Wed
2017
Poetry and Storytelling in West Seattle @ C & P Coffee Company
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Poetry and Storytelling in West Seattle @ C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor).

Poetrybridge is a free, all ages, monthly series with featured readers followed by community (open) mic. For more information on this month’s featured readers and poetry news, go to www.poetrybridgetimes.net.

Oct
26
Thu
2017
‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Oct
27
Fri
2017
Neighborhood House Benefit: ‘Caravale’ – Vietnam through art, music and cuisine @ Palace Ballroom
Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Neighborhood House invites you to Caravale – an evening to explore different cultures and celebrate community.

This year, we will experience the beauty, resilience and joy of Vietnam through art, music and cuisine. “Travel” with us to this intriguing, coastal country for a remarkable night of conversation, entertainment and inspiration.

Award-winning chefs Tom Douglas and Matthew Dillon will prepare a multi-course feast of Vietnamese favorites, and a handcrafted cocktail will set the mood for a magical evening. A performance by local traditional musicians is sure to delight, and dancing follows dinner and a short program.

Friday, October 27, 2017 | 6:30–10:30 pm.
Palace Ballroom | Seattle, WA

Caravale is an annual benefit for Neighborhood House. Funds raised support programs serving immigrants and refugees living in King County.

Your gift of $250, $500 or more will touch the lives of children and families throughout our region. Here are some examples of how:
•$250 pays for a year of tutoring for a child learning English, promoting success in school.
•$500 pays for a 2-hour college-readiness seminar for 5 first-time students pursuing a degree.
•$750 covers the cost of a citizenship application, helping someone reach a very special goal.
•$1,000 provides training for 90 parents of children in our early learning programs, teaching them about the school system and how to advocate for their child.
•$3,000 pays for a year of citizenship classes so that 15 people can learn English and prepare for the citizenship exam.
•$6,000 covers a year of job training and support so that an immigrant or refugee can begin a living wage career.

Supporters giving $1,000 or more per year will be welcomed into our exclusive Sparklight Circle and are invited to our popular Grillin’ with Dillon donor recognition event.

Caravale tickets cost $125 per person, and include all food and beverages. Purchase yours here or call Ward Wright at 206.461.8430, ext. 2053 to reserve a seat at this bountiful table. If you would like to host a table for eight or 10 guests, please phone Ward to learn about options and pricing.

Would your company or organization like to sponsor Caravale? Please read our sponsorship chart for opportunities, or contact Kae Saeteurn at kaes@nhwa.org or 206.461.8430, ext. 2052 for details.

If you’re unable to join us but would like to support Neighborhood House, donate here. We appreciate your generosity.

‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Oct
28
Sat
2017
‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Oct
29
Sun
2017
‘The Nance’ matinée @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Pacifico performs @ C & P Coffee Company
Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Pacifico performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor).

Louisiana-based Pop act, Pacifico. A musical patchwork slowly pieced together by a revolving door of both established and roaming musicians, each adding a unique, artistic hand at the project.

Oct
30
Mon
2017
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 31 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Nov
2
Thu
2017
‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Nov
3
Fri
2017
‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 3 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Nov
4
Sat
2017
‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Nov
5
Sun
2017
Clear and Sweet 360 by zoe | juniper @ Southwest Branch Library
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Clear and Sweet 360 by zoe | juniper Sunday, November 5, 2017, 2 pm – 4 pm.
West Seattle Branch Library.

Acclaimed dance and visual arts company zoe | juniper presents a multidisciplinary screening of their 360º performance film “Clear and Sweet 360.”

CS360 is a 360º dance film capturing zoe | juniper’s Clear & Sweet, a multi-disciplinary performance incorporating dance and live vocals based on an inquiry into Sacred Harp Singing, a form of spiritual a cappella choral singing founded in Southern Baptist churches. The screening will feature a projection of the 2D version of the film and the opportunity to experience the VR 360º version on provided headsets.

zoe | juniper is a Seattle based dance and visual arts team cofounded by choreographer Zoe Scofield and visual artist Juniper Shuey. zoe | juniper has been commissioned and presented by national and international arts centers such as, On the Boards, PICA, Trafo House of Art, Dance Theater Workshop, Bates Dance Festival, NYLA, Spoleto Festival, Jacob’s Pillow, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Body Festival (New Zealand), Yerba Buena Center, Columbia College Chicago, DiverseWorks, The Frye Art Museum and many more.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

‘The Nance’ matinée @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 5 @ 3:00 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Nov
6
Mon
2017
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 7 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Nov
9
Thu
2017
‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Nov
10
Fri
2017
‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Nov
11
Sat
2017
‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Nov
12
Sun
2017
‘The Nance’ matinée @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 12 @ 3:00 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Nov
13
Mon
2017
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 14 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Nov
15
Wed
2017
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Nov
16
Thu
2017
‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Nov
17
Fri
2017
‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Nov
18
Sat
2017
‘The Nance’ @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Nov
19
Sun
2017
‘The Nance’ matinée @ ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Nov 19 @ 3:00 pm

Who: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery presents THE NANCE, featuring Richard Gray and Jeff Steitzer
Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
What: THE NANCE, By Douglas Carter Beane
When: Opens Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Closes Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $40.00 | Seniors (65+): $35 | Students: $19 |
TeenTix (door only): $5

Tickets on sale now at http://www.artswest.org/theatre/buy-tickets/

ArtsWest’s second production of its 2017-18 I AM Season, Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE is a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque.

In THE NANCE, Richard Gray plays the role of Chauncey Miles, a performer specializing in a very specific kind of burlesque: a “nance” act, which features bawdy songs, double entendre, and – most prominently – broad caricatures of homosexual stereotypes. But there’s one important twist to Chauncey’s act. While most “nance” performers were straight, Chauncey is, in fact, gay. Amid the all-too-common police raids of gay meeting places in 1930s New York, that fact alone could place him in real danger.

Richard Gray has found much to admire about Chauncey Miles. “I love all of the contrasts in this beautifully complicated character,” says Gray. “He seems strong and confident, but is also quite broken. He both needs love and fears it. He is at times broadly comic and at times cutting with a still, dry wit. And I love the politics of it – this gay performer who also happens to be a Republican. He is both charming and deeply flawed.”

Despite the difficulties of such a complex role, Gray – an established theater veteran with 25 credits at The 5th Avenue Theatre, in addition to being an award-winning composer – feels ready for the challenge. “It is an exciting and a bit daunting mountain to climb,” says Gray, adding, “I can’t wait.”

Joining Richard Gray in THE NANCE is Jeff Steitzer, who has acted in Seattle since 1975 and amassed several lifetime’s worth of theater credits. With roles ranging from Broadway’s INHERIT THE WIND to NBC’s 30 ROCK and the HALO video game series, Steitzer brings a wealth of experience to the role of Efram, the “First Banana” in Chauncey’s world of burlesque.

“I love comedy and I love Rich Gray,” says Jeff Steitzer. “Doing THE NANCE allows me to indulge my enthusiasm for both!” Steitzer listed one simple reason why he’s excited to work at ArtsWest: Artistic Director Mathew Wright. “All my friends who’ve worked for him have had a great time,” says Steitzer, “and I’m all for having a great time!”

Nov
20
Mon
2017
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 21 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Nov
27
Mon
2017
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 28 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Dec
4
Mon
2017
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 5 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Dec
11
Mon
2017
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 12 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Dec
18
Mon
2017
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 19 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Dec
20
Wed
2017
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Dec
25
Mon
2017
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 25 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 26 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jan
1
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jan 1 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 2 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jan
8
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jan 8 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 9 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jan
15
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jan 15 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 16 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jan
17
Wed
2018
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jan
22
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jan 22 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 23 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jan
29
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 30 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Feb
5
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 6 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Feb
12
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 13 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Feb
19
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 20 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Feb
21
Wed
2018
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Feb
26
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 27 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Mar
5
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 6 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Mar
12
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 13 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Mar
19
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 20 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Mar
21
Wed
2018
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Mar
26
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 27 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Apr
2
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 3 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Apr
9
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 9 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 10 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Apr
16
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 17 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Apr
18
Wed
2018
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Apr
23
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 24 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Apr
30
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – May 1 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

May
7
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
May 7 @ 7:30 pm – May 8 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

May
14
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
May 14 @ 7:30 pm – May 15 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

May
16
Wed
2018
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

May
21
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
May 21 @ 7:30 pm – May 22 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

May
28
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
May 28 @ 7:30 pm – May 29 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jun
4
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm – Jun 5 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jun
11
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jun 11 @ 7:30 pm – Jun 12 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jun
18
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm – Jun 19 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jun
20
Wed
2018
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jun
25
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm – Jun 26 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jul
2
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jul 2 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 3 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jul
9
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jul 9 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 10 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jul
16
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jul 16 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 17 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jul
18
Wed
2018
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jul
23
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jul 23 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 24 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jul
30
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jul 30 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 31 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Aug
6
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Aug 6 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 7 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Aug
13
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 14 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Aug
15
Wed
2018
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Aug
20
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 21 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Aug
27
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 28 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Sep
3
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 4 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Sep
10
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Sep 10 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 11 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Sep
17
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 18 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Sep
19
Wed
2018
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Sep
24
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 25 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Oct
1
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 2 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Oct
8
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 9 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Oct
15
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 16 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Oct
17
Wed
2018
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Oct
22
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 23 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Oct
29
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 29 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 30 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Nov
5
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 5 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 6 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Nov
12
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 12 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 13 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Nov
19
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 20 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Nov
21
Wed
2018
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Nov
26
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 26 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 27 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Dec
3
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 4 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Dec
10
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 11 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Dec
17
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 18 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Dec
19
Wed
2018
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Dec
24
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 24 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 25 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Dec
31
Mon
2018
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 31 2018 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 1 2019 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jan
7
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jan 7 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 8 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jan
14
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jan 14 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 15 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jan
16
Wed
2019
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jan
21
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jan 21 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 22 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jan
28
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 29 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Feb
4
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 5 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Feb
11
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Feb 11 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 12 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Feb
18
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 19 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Feb
20
Wed
2019
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Feb
25
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 26 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Mar
4
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 5 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Mar
11
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Mar 11 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 12 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Mar
18
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Mar 18 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 19 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Mar
20
Wed
2019
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Mar
25
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 26 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Apr
1
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 2 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Apr
8
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 9 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Apr
15
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 16 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Apr
17
Wed
2019
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Apr
22
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 23 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Apr
29
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 30 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

May
6
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
May 6 @ 7:30 pm – May 7 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

May
13
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
May 13 @ 7:30 pm – May 14 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

May
15
Wed
2019
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

May
20
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
May 20 @ 7:30 pm – May 21 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

May
27
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
May 27 @ 7:30 pm – May 28 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jun
3
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jun 3 @ 7:30 pm – Jun 4 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jun
10
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jun 10 @ 7:30 pm – Jun 11 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jun
17
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm – Jun 18 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jun
19
Wed
2019
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jun
24
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jun 24 @ 7:30 pm – Jun 25 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jul
1
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 2 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jul
8
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jul 8 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 9 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jul
15
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jul 15 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 16 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jul
17
Wed
2019
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jul
22
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jul 22 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 23 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jul
29
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 30 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Aug
5
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 6 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Aug
12
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 13 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Aug
19
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Aug 19 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 20 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Aug
21
Wed
2019
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Aug
26
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Aug 26 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 27 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Sep
2
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Sep 2 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 3 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Sep
9
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Sep 9 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 10 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Sep
16
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Sep 16 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 17 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Sep
18
Wed
2019
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Sep
23
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 24 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Sep
30
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 1 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Oct
7
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 8 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Oct
14
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 15 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Oct
16
Wed
2019
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Oct
21
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 22 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Oct
28
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 29 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Nov
4
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 5 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Nov
11
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 12 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Nov
18
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 19 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Nov
20
Wed
2019
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Nov
25
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 25 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 26 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Dec
2
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 3 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Dec
9
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 10 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Dec
16
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 17 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Dec
18
Wed
2019
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Dec
23
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 23 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 24 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Dec
30
Mon
2019
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 30 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 31 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jan
6
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jan 6 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 7 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jan
13
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jan 13 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 14 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jan
15
Wed
2020
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jan
20
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 21 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jan
27
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 28 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Feb
3
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 4 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Feb
10
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 11 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Feb
17
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Feb 17 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 18 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Feb
19
Wed
2020
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Feb
24
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 25 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Mar
2
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 3 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Mar
9
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 10 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Mar
16
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 17 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Mar
18
Wed
2020
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Mar
23
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 24 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Mar
30
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 31 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Apr
6
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 7 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Apr
13
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 14 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Apr
15
Wed
2020
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Apr
20
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 21 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Apr
27
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 28 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

May
4
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
May 4 @ 7:30 pm – May 5 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

May
11
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
May 11 @ 7:30 pm – May 12 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

May
18
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
May 18 @ 7:30 pm – May 19 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

May
20
Wed
2020
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

May
25
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
May 25 @ 7:30 pm – May 26 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jun
1
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm – Jun 2 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jun
8
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm – Jun 9 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jun
15
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm – Jun 16 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jun
17
Wed
2020
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jun
22
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm – Jun 23 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jun
29
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm – Jun 30 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jul
6
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jul 6 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 7 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jul
13
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jul 13 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 14 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jul
15
Wed
2020
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jul
20
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 21 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jul
27
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 28 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Aug
3
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 4 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Aug
10
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Aug 10 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 11 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Aug
17
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 18 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Aug
19
Wed
2020
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Aug
24
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 25 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Aug
31
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Aug 31 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 1 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Sep
7
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Sep 7 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 8 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Sep
14
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Sep 14 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 15 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Sep
16
Wed
2020
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Sep
21
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 22 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Sep
28
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 29 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Oct
5
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 6 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Oct
12
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 13 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Oct
19
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 20 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Oct
21
Wed
2020
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Oct
26
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 27 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Nov
2
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 3 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Nov
9
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 10 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Nov
16
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 17 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Nov
18
Wed
2020
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Nov
23
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 24 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Nov
30
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 1 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Dec
7
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 8 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Dec
14
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 15 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Dec
16
Wed
2020
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Dec
21
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 22 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Dec
28
Mon
2020
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Dec 28 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 29 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jan
4
Mon
2021
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jan 4 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 5 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jan
11
Mon
2021
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jan 11 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 12 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jan
18
Mon
2021
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 19 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Jan
20
Wed
2021
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Jan
25
Mon
2021
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 26 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Feb
1
Mon
2021
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 2 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Feb
8
Mon
2021
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 9 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Feb
15
Mon
2021
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 16 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday from 10:00 pm – 1:45 am

Feb
17
Wed
2021
WordsWest Literary Series @ C & P Coffee Company
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee, 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.

Here’s the October 2017 announcement:

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes award-winning poet Roberto Ascalon and poet and playwright Robert Flor for “Home and Away,” an evening of poetry ranging from the unforgiving city streets to a small fishing town in Alaska, inquiring into the nature of place and community. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.

Roberto Ascalon has been a fellow with Artist Trust, Kundiman, and Jack Straw. He represented Seattle as a two-time National Poetry Slam Team member. Ascalon’s poem, “THE FIRE THIS TIME, or, How Come Some Brown Boys Get Blazed Right Before Class And Other Questions Without Marks” earned him the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize and lead to a Pushcart nomination. He lives in a room in an old converted schoolhouse with a beautiful girl, a brand new baby, a wall size blackboard and books in every corner.

Robert Flor is a Seattle native raised in the city’s Central Area and Rainier Valley. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Public Policy at the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. and B.A. in Education from Seattle University. Robert’s poems have appeared in Raven Chronicles, VietNow Magazine, Poetry on the Bus, Soundings Review, the Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry Review, Poets Against the War, and the Baseball Bard. His chapbook titled “Alaskero Memories” was published in Fall 2016 by Carayan Press, Inc. Robert co-chairs Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts, a Filipino artist & writers organization, and he is a member of Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Playwrights Studio, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

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. Each month a community member from a local, independent business shares his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On October 18th, we welcome Annie Von Essen of Vessel Consulting.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season’s intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Join us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

Feb
22
Mon
2021
Open Mic and Karaoke @ Yen Wor Village
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 23 @ 1:45 am

Mondays @ Yen Wor Village:
Open Mike Night: 7: 30 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by: Karaoke Monday