Featuring: Karen Finneyfrock (Author of The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door) and Sharon Cumberland, Ph.D. (Ph.D. Professor of English and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Seattle University)
The hilarious Allie Brosh of the beloved blog and forthcoming book Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened will speak and show slides. “Here’s a rough analogy: David Sedaris sets out to write a graphic memoir, but decides to use the MS Paint application on his computer rather than hire an artist….[Brosh’s] naïve art plays brilliantly against dark comic themes.” --(Michael Humphrey, True/Slant). The program will open with brief readings by local writer Michael Overa and his Writers in the Schools student from TOPS K-8.
Featuring: Andrew Russell, Cienna Madrid, and Valerie Curtis-Newton, plus a surprise host.
Featuring: Charley Miller (Game Designer) and Isaac Marion (Author of Warm Bodies)
Ever wonder what’s behind a compound word? A word like “Bumbershoot,” say? Some compound words are straightforward in meaning—schoolhouse, airport, crosswalk—while others take on meanings different from each original word: headline, championship, clockwise. Writers in the Schools K-12 students and Teaching Artists tackle the “problem” of compound words in original poems and stories, read in tandem from stage.Featuring Daemond Arrindell, Emily Bedard, Aaron Counts, Kevin Emerson, Karen Finneyfrock, Rachel Kessler, Corinne Manning, Sierra Nelson, Katie Ogle, Ann Teplick and their students. Musical interlude by The Drop Shadows.
Moderated by Matt Besser.