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WordsWest Literary Series: New Beginnings @ C & P Coffee Company
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

WordsWest Literary Series Presents
“New Beginnings: School Shoes, Firewood, and Falling Leaves”
with Greg November and Joannie Strangeland
Favorite Poem by Heidi Seaborn

WordsWest kicks off a fifth season of unique literary events! You know it is officially fall when WordsWest returns to fill C&P Coffee Co. for an evening of stories and poetry. Wednesday, September 19th features a powerful Seattle line up. Short-story writer Greg November will share the stage with poet Joannie Strangeland. West Seattle poet Heidi Seaborn will read the Favorite Poem. Our September writers are gifted with provocative names and stories. This evening is supported in part by a grant from Poets & Writers, Inc. and by Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture.

Although he is originally from the east coast (Connecticut by way of New York by way of Philadelphia), Greg November now calls Seattle home. His work history includes, but is not limited to: house painter, truck driver, forklift driver, knife salesman, generator salesman, executive assistant to the general manager of a luxury hotel in Santa Barbara, and fulfillment coordinator in a chemical history museum. His stories have appeared in Juked, The Oddville Press, Crab Creek Review, Orange Coast Review, The Writing Disorder, Entasis, and in the collection Philly Fiction (Don Ron Books, 2006) among other places. He has an MFA from UC Irvine, reads submissions for New England Review, and teaches at North Seattle College and Highline College. He lives with his wife and two young children.

Joannie Stangeland is the author of the poetry collections The Scene You See, In Both Hands, and Into the Rumored Spring, and the chapbooks Weathered Steps and A Steady Longing for Flight, which won the Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award. Joannie has also been a Pushcart nominee, and her poems have also appeared in Prairie Schooner, Mid-American Review, The Southern Review and other journals. Joannie recently completed her MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University.

Every third Wednesday, 7 pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors to guided writing explorations. Additionally, a community member shares a poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. On September 19, 2018, we’ll hear a Favorite Poem from new WordsWest co-curator Heidi Seaborn, author of Finding My Way Home chapbook and the forthcoming debut collection Give a Girl Chaos (see what she can) from Mastodon Books. WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, Heidi Seaborn, and Harold Taw.

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http://WordsWestLiterary.com/ https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary/ http://www.candpcoffee.com/

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