On August 8 2013, new Seattle event series The Unauthorized Readings kicks off with a reading and celebration of Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 4272 Fremont Ave N. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the event begins at 8:00 pm. Suggested donation is $7, with advance tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets. All ages, bar with ID.
Poets Adam Boehmer, Christine Deavel, Janie Miller, and Ed Skoog will perform Song of Myself with gusto and guts. Adam Boehmer is the lead singer and songwriter of the band Tenderfoot. Christine Deavel is the author of Woodnote, winner of the 2011 Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize (Bear Star Press). Janie Miller is the director of the UW Tacoma Poetry Program. Ed Skoog is the author of two volumes of poetry, Rough Day (2013) and Mister Skylight (2009), published by Copper Canyon Press. Local funk band The Fabulous Party Boys will play music after the reading.
The Unauthorized Readings is a new literary arts/event series featuring beloved works of literature out loud. Its purpose is to bring together arts communities with festivities, and bring to life poetry and prose that can’t be heard anywhere else. This first reading is a recipient of a smART Venture grant through the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. The Los Angeles Review hosts the evening, with support from: Fremont Abbey Arts Center, Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, The Monarch Review, Georgetown Brewing Company, and Caffe Vita Coffee Roasting Co.
More information can be found on the Fremont Abbey website.