May 24th Coming up!
The Hats are a third grade class from an independent school in Bellevue who read some of their very own poetry! They have spent time taking in ideas from professionals and through the workshop model, created their own poems.
Our other featured reader was Lola E. Peters, a West Seattle resident who writes poetry to cleanse her soul and essays to clear her mind. Her commitment to creating a just and equitable world forms the underpinning to her writing. Her poems have been published in multiple anthologies as well as her own two collections. In addition to her published poems, she has written commentary and edited for several online journals and newsletters, such as SouthSeattleEmerald.com, SeattleStar.net, and Crosscut.com. She also served as managing editor of a national newsletter for social justice activists.
Her first book of essays, The Truth About White People and her two volumes of poetry, Taboos and The Book of David: A Coming of Age Tale, are available in Seattle at Elliott Bay Book Co. and Third Place Books in Seward Park, as well as from online retailers lulu.com, barnesandnoble.com, and amazon.com.
The community mic readers included The Hats, Lola Peters, Catherine Sutthoff Slaton,
Cheryl Latif, Judy Camann, Kevin J. O'Conner and David Fewster.