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Artist as Storyteller Speaker Series: A Conversation With Butylene & One
Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Time: 1-2 p.m.
The Artist as Storyteller Speaker Series, supported by the Seattle Colleges Performing Arts Fund, welcomes BIPOC artists, performers, and activists to share their work and connect with students and community members about what it means to be an artist in today’s social and cultural climate. The series emphasizes the artmaking and storytelling process as it relates to the individual and community.
In this conversation, we’ll chat with Butylene and One about their work as Seattle-based Latinx drag performers, how the pandemic has impacted their ability to perform, and how drag is a form of transgressive joy, resilience, community-making, and medicine.
This conversation is the first in a series of six speaking events. For more information and to view a complete list of upcoming speakers, visit us at artistasstoryteller.com.
Butylene [BYOO-duh-leen] is a Xicanx, two spirit, gender fluid, artist, dancer, musician and brujx living on the unceded Coast Salish and Duwamish land known as Seattle. Her authentic, high-energy performance style draws from the medicine of the moment and is often inspired by what she sees as the energetic needs of the collective.
One is a Colombian-born Seattle-based drag performer whose body of work focuses on the intersection between camp drag and performance art. One is best known as the current reigning Miss Bacon Strip and as a founding member and performer at Glory Hole, a drag/art show voted best show in town in 2019.
Join Seattle Civic Poet Jourdan Imani Keith and six other poets who will read work that shows how protecting endangered womxn will protect endangered whales. Registration required. Click here to register.
Celebrate World Poetry Day with seven Black, Indigenous, Womxn of Color reading original poetry that explores the intersectionality of womxn’s health, healing, and the endangered Orca whales of the Salish Sea. Seattle Civic Poet Jourdan Imani Keith says, “As Black Indigenous Womxn of Color in Seattle, we share the urban wilderness of the Salish Sea with the endangered Killer Whales. Our bodies face the same cumulative risks of environmental toxins and the harms of objectification, yet we both survive and are revived by the cumulative benefits of matrilineal wisdom, tradition and community. Our brilliance and wellness is entwined with the need for healthy and protected social and natural ecosystems.”
Join Keith, along with 6 other local poets, who will perform original pantoums developed through workshops facilitated by Keith over the last few months as part of her larger project, Womxn & Whales First, Poetry in a Climate of Change. After the reading, Keith and the other poets will hold a conversation with the digital audience.
The event is presented in partnership with The Seattle Public Library Foundation, the Office of Arts & Culture, and Seattle City of Literature. This event is supported by the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.
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Landscape Poetry with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.
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During this workshop, we’ll explore settings that hold special meaning through reminiscence activities. We’ll share personal stories and, together, create a mural of landscape memories captured in visual images, words and phrases.
Supplies needed: paper, pen and pencil.
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