Seattle Arts and Lectures goes on location to Hugo House with a night of Local Voices this Wednesday, April 27. Featuring local talent from SAL’s Writers in the Schools (WITS) resident writers, this series of readings will run the gamut from poetry to essays, comics to storytelling. This particular evening will include original works by Rachel Kessler, Carol Light, Sierra Nelson, Nikkita Oliver, Anastacia Tolbert and Jeanine Walker. All writers are teaching artists for the WITS programs, instructing students throughout Puget Sound on writing and the creative process.
Through working with professional, published creative writers, students are empowered to tell their own stories. Writers-in-residence provide a meaningful role model for every student—from the motivated learner to the reluctant writer—and for each teacher. The residencies are woven into the school day, thus reaching students who might never elect to attend an after-school program in creative writing. Through WITS, students become authors of their own lives.
The event is free and open to the public.
Seattle Arts and Lectures Presents: Local Voices
When: Wednesday April 27, 7:30pm
Where: Hugo House (1634 11th Ave)