Bent is a writing institute—and a community of poets, storytellers, teachers, and performers—that promotes and encourages written and spoken word among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people, and in the community. In this annual showcase, Bent Writing Institute showcases poetry, storytelling, and fiction written by Seattle’s LGBTQ community and featuring the work of Mia Mingus, a dynamic activist, writer, and speaker whose work on disability, race, gender, reproductive justice, sexuality, and adoption stresses the urgency for oppressed communities to build alliances for liberation. Bent poet Marita Isabel, who has hosted Seattle Poetry Slam and produced Seattle Spit, emcees. Presented by Bent Arts.
Advance tickets are $20 general/$15 low-income & youth/$50 donor-level front-row seating at www.brownpapertickets.com or at the door beginning at 7:30 pm. Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street.