She's With Me

A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle

Allergic to Cats: A Feminist Poetry Reading

When: 7PM on Wednesday, July 24
Where: Black Coffee Coop, 501 E Pine St

Three badass wimmin will read grrrrly poetry. That is to say, verse that is feminist, and verse about which birds know better than anyone else: the Great Indoors, class and cash issues, mental illness, tits (and ass!), blood, whoa-mance, ALL OF IT. This event is a fundraiser for the premier release of Cat Lady Lit.

Claire McGuinness was the sole women’s studies major at Earlham College in 2010. Her poetry is a bong rip, straight to the face, of class issues, the disintegrating and reintegrating body, and life amid the corn fields of Indiana.

She is pursuing an MFA from Butler University. Her second chapbook is currently in production with Cat Lady Lit.

Laura Wachs is a regular on the slam circuit. She’s serving us performance poetry that’s part confessional, part delicate, and all fierce. She is a fixture in the Seattle scene and has helped organize readings and open mics.

Anastacia Tolbert writes about things that make people uncomfortable. Her focus is often woman-centered and covers topics from trauma to tricycles. She also facilitates workshops in poetry and performance arts.

This event is free, but make sure to bring pockets stuffed with cash, because there will be zines for sale and a silent auction.

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About sheswithmeseattle

She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.
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