Ela Barton Has An Event // “social media juice cleanse”

As an artist social media can just be too much. Well, this is true for people in general. That’s why sometimes you need step away from it. Case in point my dear friend Ela BartonEla has decided to take a three day social media juice cleanse meaning being MIA for three days.

Ela was a little worried since she has events she needs to prompt. So I thought; “Hey! Let me help you out. Promote your events while you’re gone.”

This is me doing that.

ELA HAS AN EVENT! On December 10th. Crosscut Arts Salon: Housing Affordability (It’s things like this that make me miss Seattle.) Here’s the show’s details (via Eventbrite)

“Crosscut’s curated Arts Salon series will feature artists who develop visual, film or performance art that explore key challenges in our community.
The first Arts Salon in this series will feature artists who have roots in the South Lake Union and Belltown area and who, through their work, performance and voice, will share the value of artists and art to the city, their experience living and working in the city, and visions for a creative future in the midst of development and a rise in housing costs. 

Enjoy complimentary appetizers and drinks before several artists take the stage including:

-Greg Lundgren, Seattle-based artist, author, filmmaker and entrepreneur, has strong roots in South Lake Union. Lundgren curates art installations with Vital 5 Productions, runs The Hideout and heads the alternative headstone movement at Lundgren Monuments. He will kick off the event with a history lesson on South Lake Union`s art scene.

– Ela Barton, Seattle-based slam poet champion and founder of Rain City Poetry Slam, will perform their “unapologetic, smart and sharp-tongued” (Seattle Gay News) work.

– Seattle-based artist Cathy McClure is known for her toy sculptures, while Alfred Harris will display his transluscent, fibrous, paper creations. Both will speak to creative affordable art space solutions.

We hope to see all of you there for this incredible line up of Seattle`s artistic minds!”

Grab your tickets HERE!

The Big One!

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Seattle! My home. My heart. Not kidding; my favorite place on earth. (Sorry LA, you’re a boyfriend – not a husband.) That’s why I am so excited to announce I will be performing as part of Sandbox Radio’s last show for 2015; The BIG One!

Get your tickets now!

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Filling in the Gaps!

So much has happened. So much is going on. So. Why not fill in all those gaps, shall we?

I will hosting the Seattle Poetry Slam Finals this Saturday May 2nd in Seattle at Town Hall

I had the honored and privilege of being interviewed by Theatrical Mustang which you can listen HERE!

I’ve written a lot of new pieces for FRANK151. Oh yeah. A lot of shit talking that I think you might enjoy. A piece about mid-education of music, BuzzFeed, JCole’s Puppy Love, and sadly the LAST Tinder Tale.

But as always you can still keep up with me in “real time” via facebook, Instagram, twitter and the good old tumblr.

Seattle Bound & Seattle Events

I miss Seattle. Really I do! It’s my home. My one and only. Living in Los Angeles has no joke been one of the best things for me but Seattle is going to be where I land and become grounded.

Super sappy note aside – I am excited to go home for  a week and very happy to announce I’ll be doing a reading!

April 7th @ The Hugo House: The Story Behind the Story: A Chuckanut Writers Conference Reading and Lecture

I will also be attending and enjoying the Youth Speaks Seattle Poetry Slam The best part? Two of my favorite ladies Hollis and Mary Lambert will be there. You do not want to miss this!

Buy Tickets Here

Rose McAleese “Dancing Unicorn” – ALL DEF POETRY: PSI 201

That’s me!

2012 Seattle Slam Team at TEDxSeattle

Found this little gem on the internet. Enjoy! Or don’t.

Storytellers & Education

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Last night I had the pleasure of MCing a event in partner with Seattle Times and the Education Lab where 5 different wonderful people from 5 extremely different backgrounds talked about their journeys getting and going to college. It was so moving and utterly inspiring. Afterwards there were resources and programs that the audience could take advantage of asking questions about education and college. For more info check out the two pieces the Seattle Times wrote.

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April = Poetry Month = 30/30

It’s that time of year again! Where poets and writers create one poem a day for the whole month of April. I am off to a good start, seeing as it’s only the 2nd day and I have written two poems already. I will post my poems here on the blog but every week so not to make the posts look messy.

I also proud to announce that I am working with my favorite slam collective Rain City Slam by doing a workshop writing feature tonight at scratch deli instead of their normal feature and slam. This is a way to help poets who are taking part in 30/30. Giving up advice, tips, and creative ways at looking at each day as a way to advance yourself as a writers and not seeing it as a challenge or a chore.

For daily writing prompts check in with their tumblr here and for more details about tonight’s event check out here.

As for my 30/30 – check out here or my facebook!

Things you should put on your calendar!

I hate that with this blog you can’t really see links. But anything BOLD is a link, so go on click. Watch what magical places it will take you!

TONIGHT (meaning 03/18/2014) I’ll be hosting at ReBar with feature poet (and best friend) Ela Barton

TOMORROW (meaning 03/19/2014) I’ll be hosting at Scratch Deli for Rain City Poetry slam’s last semifinal

March 30th co-hosting Rain City Poetry Championship Slam
but tickets HERE

In June I will be taking part and teaching a workshop at the Chuckanut Writers Conference! I am so excited and utterly honored. So please check back for more details as we get closer and closer to the day.

Upcoming Unicorn Events

I know, I know, easy. But I truly love unicorns! So with that said here are some up coming events I will taking part in:

March 7th – Hosting Youth Speaks Seattle WILD Card Slam
Youth Speaks Seattle Twitter HERE
Facebook event HERE

March 16th – Special Guest at Hedgebrook Equivox 2014
Hedgebrook Twitter HERE
Website info HERE

March 16th (evening) – Palladium Show
*Details coming soon*

March 30th – co-hosting Rain City Slam Finals
Rain City Twitter HERE
Facebook events info HERE

 

Side note my blog “The Intern Archives” is turning five years old on March 8th! CRAZY