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Virtual It's About Time Writers' Reading Series, Meeting 369
This month’s online presentation features Loreen Lilyn Lee, Euphrates Moss Phrate, Lyn Coffin, and Glenda West.Loreen Lilyn Lee is a Seattle writer born and raised in pre-statehood Honolulu. She moved to Seattle in 1986, when computers were just being introduced into the workplace. Her debut book The Lava Never Sleeps: A Honolulu Memoir won the 2018 Willow Books Literature Award in prose. She has received fellowships for a Hedgebrook residency and the year-long Jack Straw Writers Program. When not writing, she tutors English and writing at North Seattle College.Euphrates Moss Phrate has been writing since age 3. Euphrates has written poems – he has been awoken – since age twenty-one. He holds a B.A. in English/Creative Writing from Seattle University.Lyn Coffin has had over 30 of her books published. Her latest book of translations, Three Centuries, Three Georgian Poets, was published by Adelaide Books in New York last fall (2019). Her new and collected poems was published by Transcendent Zero Press. Her plays have been performed in Malaysia, Singapore and on off-off Broadway, as well as in Boston, Detroit and Seattle. Her translation of Shota Rustaveli’s The Knight in the Panther Skin won a Saba Award in 2017, the country of Georgia’s highest literary award. She was one of the editors of Last Bench’s Protest Anthology. Her last reading was at C and P Coffee House in West Seattle.Glenda West is a Seattle native. She started her career in writing working with the resident poet from the Seattle School District. She studied at the University of Washington, under the poet Colleen McElroy. Glenda has a degree in creative writing with a discipline in poetry. She has worked with the city of Seattle’s Civic Poet and the Washington state poet laureate. She currently has a poem published on the Seattle Poetic Grid. Recently she had five poems featured in a joint project between Cancer Lifeline and the Northwest Collage Society. Her last “live” appearance was as featured reader at Word Chaser at the Racer. She owns a contracting business along with her wife.Between the author readings, open mic time is available for three minutes per person. "Sign-up" is available before the start of the event.This program will be recorded.
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