Don’t Miss the End of August!
There’s plenty left to do in August, possibly the last rain-free week in these parts! Here’s just a few fab things I know about:
Thursday, Aug 21: Creekside Open Mic in Sudden Valley, 6:30 p.m. Sign up at the door. Each reader will have 7 minutes. Don’t be shy!
Thursday, Aug 21: British engineer and writer John Hoyte will speak about launching the famed British Alpine Hannibal Expedition of 1959, tracing the path of Hannibal’s epic crossing of the Alps (elephant included). Join John for this unique brown bag event at Bellingham’s historic Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street, 12:30 p.m. in the Rotunda. $3 donation suggested to support the museum. See the historic video!
Friday, August Aug 22: Poet Yvonne Higgins Leach (author ofAnother Autumn), collaborates with improvisational musician Burke Mulvany on a unique and gorgeous instrumentals-backed poetry reading. 7 p.m., University of Washington Bookstore, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle. I caught this show at Bellingham’s Village Books the other night, and it is mesmerizing. Leach is a former student of American Book Award winner Alex Kuo, and delivers her lyrical poem stories in exquisite fashion, with topics ranging from motherhood to doing one’s Irish-Catholic duty to mourning different kinds of loss. Mulvany accompanies, switching between five different instruments, including acoustic guitar, Native American flute, and a kalimba.
See more events at About Town.
XO Laurel Leigh