Sacred Breath: Indigenous Writing and Storytelling
Sacred Breath: Indigenous Writing and Storytelling
WhenThursday, Nov 21, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Campus locationIntellectual House (INT)
Campus roomGathering Hall
Event typesPerformances, Special Events
Event sponsorsDepartment of American Indian Studies
Intellectual House Academic Programming Committee
Banks Center for Educational Justice
Suquaxin Island Tribe
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Description

This event features writer Tommy Pico (Kumeyaay) and local talent Blackhawk Dancers (Lummi).

Free event. Registration required:

Doors open and Reception 6:30pm
Reading Begins 7:00pm

Sacred Breath features Indigenous writers and storytellers at wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ - Intellectual House on the University of Washington Seattle campus. Storytelling offers a spiritual connection, a sharing of sacred breath. Literature, similarly, preserves human experience and ideals. Both forms are durable and transmit power that teaches us how to live. Both storytelling and reading aloud can impact audiences through the power of presence, allowing for the experience of the transfer of sacred breath as audiences are immersed in the experience of being inside stories and works of literature.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Tommy “Teebs” Pico is author of the books IRL (Birds, LLC, 2016), winner of the 2017 Brooklyn Library Literary Prize and a finalist for the 2018 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, Nature Poem (Tin House Books, 2017), winner of a 2018 American Book Award and finalist for the 2018 Lambda Literary Award, Junk (Tin House Books, 2018) finalist for the 2019 Lambda Literary Award, Feed (forthcoming 2019 from Tin House Books), and the zine series Hey, Teebs. He was the founder and editor in chief of birdsong, an antiracist/queer-positive collective, small press, and zine that published art and writing from 2008-2013. He was a Queer/Art/Mentors inaugural fellow, 2013 Lambda Literary fellow in poetry, a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Fellow in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts, was awarded the 2017 Friends of Literature prize from the Poetry Foundation, won a 2018 Whiting Award, and he’s been profiled in Time Out New York, the New York Times, and the New Yorker. Originally from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation, he now splits his time between Los Angles and Brooklyn. He co-curates the reading series Poets With Attitude (PWA) with Morgan Parker at the Ace Hotel, co-hosts the podcasts Food 4 Thot and Scream, Queen! and is a contributing editor at Literary Hub.  @heyteebs

The Blackhawk Dancers - more details to come.

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Printed: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 4:24 AM PST