A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle
When: Today, April 17 at 7:30pm
Where: The Rendezvous Seattle, 2322 2nd Ave
Seattle’s bra-burningest reading is HERE AGAIN. Come to the Rendezvous for some binary-busting, patriarchy-smashing verse, PLUS more (choices of) alchohol than ever.
This time, we welcome a very special guest, all the way from Boston, Jade Sylvan. Jade Sylvan is the author of Kissing Oscar Wilde (Write Bloody Publishing 2013). Jade is a genderqueer writer and performing artist based in Cambridge, MA, and is one of the core members and standout artists of the vibrant Boston Collectivist Art Movement. Jade’s work has been widely published, and the artist has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe. Jade’s work regularly explores themes of identity, gender, sexuality, self-mythologization, science, religion, and love. Also Jade went to my highschool, although not at the same time as me: SMALL WORLD!
Also on the marquee is Elaina Ellis. Elaina M. Ellis quit her day job in January 2010 and made poetry the boss of her. In 2011 her first book, Write About an Empty Birdcage was published by Write Bloody. It’s been called “an unorthodox instruction manual for the brokenhearted.” Elaina is the founder of TumbleMe Productions and the former Executive Director at Bent Writing Institute. She currently works as Associate Editor at Copper Canyon Press (where I (your host, Jocelyn Teal) once did an internship! SMALL WORLD).
We will also feature a short activist call-to-action by Ane Mathieson and Easton Branam. They are presenting original research on the Nordic Model of decriminalization of the prostituted/criminalization of johns.
How does the Nordic Model stand up in comparison to other prostitution regimes? What are critiques of the Nordic Model? Could this model be brought to Washington State?
This short presentation should be nice and controversial because we feminists do love to stir the pot (insert joke about feminine domesticity here), don’t we?