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Writing for a Cause

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Hugo House Capitol Hill
Wed., May 4, 7-9 p.m. 2016


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There are lots of reasons to be fed up right now. Everything from Mayor Ed Murray's regressive plan for bike infrastructure to police brutality to LGBTQ discrimination to the inhumane treatment of Syrian refugees. One response to all the pain and injustice in the world is to curl up in a ball and fall down brain-numbing rabbit holes on YouTube. Another much more powerful response is to pick one of those injustices and write really, really well about it. But that's hard to do, especially if you feel like you're alone and writing in a vacuum. At Writing for a Cause, you won't feel that way. You'll get to hear how great local writers write about causes that are important to them, and also have time to start working on your own stuff. Former Seattle City Council member Nick Licata will read from his new book, Becoming a Citizen Activist. Hugo House poet-in-residence Anastacia Tolbert will demonstrate how she transforms her political energy into powerful poetry, and writer Elissa Washuta will do the same with some creative nonfiction. Anne Focke—writer, activist, and founder of the alternative art gallery And/Or—will speak as well. RICH SMITH

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1634 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

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  • Wed., May 4, 7-9 p.m. 2016