As Thanksgiving approaches school children learn the story of pilgrims, Plymouth rock, helpful natives and thanks. As those children grow older they realize that the way the pilgrims gave thanks was genocide. That kind of ruins the story. Using examples such as Sexton’s collection of re-purposed fairy tales Transfromations we will discuss how poets can reclaim stories and tell them in a way that is appropriate for modern readers. Jeremy Springsteed is your facilitator.
Writers of all ages and skill levels gather Tuesdays at 7P to read new work, the work of someone else or to just be in the engaging company of other writers. Your donation of $5 helps SPLAB continue our programming. Please bring 8 copies of the work you plan to read. If you do not bring copies, they are available for 10c.
Living Room happens in the new SPLAB in the Cultural Corner of the old Columbia School, between Rainier AV S and 36th AV S, on Edmunds. We’re 2 blocks from the Columbia City Link Light Rail Station. (Parking is available on the school grounds.)
For the 2011-2012 SPLAB Schedule, click here.