Creative Colloquy Crawl

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Oct 03, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Black Kettle Bites and Brew


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Our third annual storytelling festival falls on Tuesday, October 3rd.
This event is FREE to attend. Some venues will have food and drink available for purchase. AFTER PARTY BEGINS AT 9PM HOSTED BY BLACK KETTLE BITES AND BREW AND IS 21+

Our vision is to present a matrimony of the written word, music and art to celebrate our rich creative culture. Several storytelling performances will take place each hour of the Crawl. Creative Fiction, Poetry, Film, Music, YA and the Oral Tradition are all highlighted. Choose your itinerary and get drunk…..on words.

6 PM

One Person’s Trash: 6 PM-The Mix~ Join the editors and friends of One Person’s Trash for an evening of homeless stories at The Mix. Alex Nickerson, Steven Gontarz, Jake Nau and others will read poetry and creative nonfiction pieces having to do with homelessness. Copies of the latest issue of One Person’s Trash will be available for purchase from vendors at the door and with any luck, a locally famous comedian will perform, shingles pending. 21+

Who Runs the World? Girls: 6 PM-Union Club~Join New York Times Best Selling Author, Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles, Renegades), Karen Harris Tully (The Faarian Chronicles) and Breeana Shields (Poison’s Kiss) as they present tales from the perspective of the fierce heroines featured in their YA novels. All Ages.

RadioTacoma: 6 PM-Harmon Taproom ~ Local author & actor, James A. Gilletti presents “Baptism by Fire”, the first installment of his anthology “Brackett”, stories from the homicide files of Tacoma’s toughest cop. 21+

Art House Cinema with Jonah Barrett: 6 PM-Artists and Craftsman Supply ~Filmmaker and writer Jonah Barrett presents his latest creation: “Bad Faith.” Jeane, an office intern, struggles to separate the lines between dreams and reality, and must fight to keep both her job and sanity as she deals with the likes of a spiteful coworker and a bloodthirsty sphinx. The film serves as a delightful cocktail of cosmic horror, existentialism, lost friendships, and office politics – with a Q&A afterward where you can ask the director embarrassing questions. All Ages

Puget Sound Poetry Connection: 6 PM-King’s Books Store ~PSPC takes over King’s Books for an evening of storytelling. Join them for the first hour with writers Michael Magee and Janet Frostad. All Ages

7 PM

Anything Can Happen?- Readings on Inevitability: 7 PM-The Union Club ~University of Puget Sound showcases students Ella Frazer, Hannah Monsour, Robbie Diaz, Ariane Farris, Amy Griggs, Allexxa Brooks and Benjamin Fallis as they explore the theme of the inevitable. All Ages

Drunken Telegraph- King Harvest: 7 PM-Black Kettle Bites and Brew ~You don’t get to enjoy the fruits of your labor without some sacrifice. Drunken Telegraph co-founders Megan Sukys and Tad Monroe, having both grown up in farming communities, share real-life stories about what it takes to reap what you sow. 21+

Puget Sound Poetry Connection: 6 PM-King’s Books Store ~PSPC takes over King’s Books for an evening of storytelling. Join them for the first hour with writers James Cobb and Glenna Cook. All Ages

Rejection Notice: 7 PM-Doyle’s Public House~ Dear Creative Colloquy Crawl Attendee, Thank you for submitting your work. We greatly appreciate the chance to read it. However, we don’t feel like this piece is right for us at this time. While we know this isn’t the best news, please realize our editors are heartless creatures with elitist self-righteous opinions. In the meantime, Joshua Swainston hosts Michael Magee (Cinder of My Better Angels), Melissa Thayer (The Stories We Don’t Tell), and Daniel Wolfert in an exploration of rejection, 7pm at Doyle’s Public House. Good luck in placing your written work elsewhere.

Pünk Rilke: 7 PM-The Mix ~Poet and musician Michael Haeflinger will create improvised experimental soundscapes set to poems by German poet Rainer Maria Rilke. Show will be accompanied by video art from Berlin artist Stephen Mooney. 21+

8 PM

Lies, Damn Lies and Half-Truths: 8 PM-Doyle’s Public House ~Life, if you’re a writer it’s just good fodder for your work. CC Alumni, Jenni Prange Boran, Sam Snoek-Brown (Hagridden, Where There is Ruin) and Jonah Barrett (City of Weird) will weave fictional tales around true events.
Followed by a gameshow style Q&A with Jonny Eberle, will you be able to tell reality from fiction in their stories? Additionally Snoek-Brown will be donating that evening’s book sales proceeds to a good cause with Hagridden benefitting SPLC and Where There is Ruin aiding hurricane relief efforts. That’s a fact. 21+

Puget Sound Poetry Connection: 8 PM-King’s Books Store ~PSPC takes over King’s Books for an evening of storytelling. Join them for the third hour with writers Kristi Rozdilsky and Dave Warner. All Ages

Tahoma West Presents: 8 PM-The Union Club ~Join UWT students, past and present as they weave their tales. Beck Adelante, Caitlyn McFarland, Alex Nickerson, Jenny Miller and Jake Nau will read a variety of literary works including poetry and essays. All Ages

Songs and the Stories They Tell – The Other Side of the Coin: 8 PM-Harmon Taproom ~Inspired by the many music podcasts that merge the interview format with live performance, singer songwriter Travis Barker will be performing songs that have a story, including many from his forthcoming album. Tad Monroe will be interviewing Travis throughout about the stories that his songs tell and his process as a songwriter. Mix in some poetry, special guest performers, and maybe even some questions from the audience. This will be an interactive and engaging look at the stories that Travis’ songs tell on the theme The Other Side of the Coin – songs about the broken hearted, outlaws, addicts, and war torn veterans to name a few. 21+

A Black Girl’s Guide to Voluntary Commitment: 8 PM-Black Kettle Bites and Brew ~Kellie Richardson (BrownBetty253) shares a deeply personal story of battling mental illness and hanging up souvenirs in what she calls “The Museum of Me.” 21+

This year’s venues include:

King’s Books
Black Kettle Bites and Brew
Doyle’s Public House
Harmon Taproom
The Mix
Artist and Craftsman Supply
The Union Club

A thank you to this year’s partnering curators and organizations: Drunken Telegraph, Puget Sound Poetry Connection, Tacoma Poet Laureate Kellie Richardson, Michael Haeflinger, University of Puget Sound, One Person’s Trash and Tahoma West.