Poetry Reading

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Join us for a special poetry reading in celebration of Bellwether 2018 at Bellevue Arts Museum. Inspired by this year's theme of "connections & connectivity," artists will share new work as well as tried-and-true favorites. Get ready to laugh, cry and be moved! Featured artists include Lily Ann Baumgart, Sarah Galvin, Johnny Horton, Marie-Caroline Moir and Yonnas Getahun. After the reading, come join us for free music and performances at Bellevue Downtown Park!  

About the Artists

Lily Ann Baumgart is Seattle’s 2017-18 youth poet laureate. Before being the youth poet laureate, Baumgart was in the finalists cohort for the 2016-17 YPL season. She also was a part of the inaugural Jack Straw Young Writers Program 2015-16. Her favorite part of writing is being able to teach poetry and learning from those she works with; for her, poetry is a constant state of growth. She has read and taught around the Seattle area and has a forthcoming book through Penmanship Books.

Sarah Galvin is a the author of Ugly Time, The Three Einsteins and The Best Party of our Lives; contributor to The Guardian, Vice Magazine, The Stranger, and City Arts Magazine; and also a human bottle rocket. She has an MFA in poetry from the University of Washington.

Johnny Horton is a poet and teacher who directs the University of Washington’s summer creative writing program in Rome. A recipient of a Washington Artist Trust GAP grant, Horton teaches at Seattle Central College and Hugo House. His poems have appeared in City Arts Magazine, Poetry Northwest, Horsethief, Los Angeles Review, Willow Springs, Golden Handcuffs Review, CutBank and Notre Dame Review.

Marie-Caroline Moir is a writer and artist from Seattle, WA who teaches at Seattle Central College. A former style editor for City Arts Magazine, Moir’s writing, styling and artwork have been featured in publications such as the Golden Handcuffs Review, Salmagundi and Filter. She was also awarded the Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s inaugural Poetry Prize.

Yonnas Getahun is a poet who builds bridges between Seattle’s art and tech hubs, hosting and entertaining creatives while immersing himself in Seattle’s rich literary, visual arts and dance culture. Most recently he co-founded and launched Porchlit.org, SelfID.me and #CapHillPSA; and curated “Touch Me: I Am Violent" and NW Film Forum’s “videOasis." He recently released his first book of poetry collections, “I Hung Myself on the Moon.”

Time & Place

Saturday, September 22, 5pm
Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004