Northwind Reading Series
On January 8, Northwind Reading Series will feature Kate Lebo and Brian McGuigan. The readings will start at 7 PM in the Northwind Arts Center, 2409 Jefferson Street.
Kate Lebo was raised in southwest Washington and lives in Seattle, where she works for Richard Hugo House, Seattle’s literary arts center. Her poetry has been published in Smartish Pace, Filter, Knock, and the Seattle Public Library’s “Lines on a Spine” project. She’s been a senior editor for Rivet Magazine, a freelance arts writer for the Willamette Week and the Vancouver Voice, and a tech editor for a Microsoft vendor. Now she writes for free on Good Egg (www.goodeggseattle.blogspot.com), a blog about homemade pie and other delicious things. She got her BA from Western Washington University in 2005. Her first chapbook manuscript is perpetually under construction.
Born and raised in Queens, NY, Brian McGuigan is a poet, performer, arts administrator and raconteur currently residing in Seattle. He works at Richard Hugo House and is the co-founder and curator of “Cheap Wine and Poetry,” Seattle’s coolest reading series. Brian has produced programs and curated events for Bumbershoot, Seattle Poetry Festival and the Seattle City Council, among others. Currently, Brian is at work on a full-length manuscript of poems about poverty and gentrification entitled “Eat the Rich” and writes an irregular column, “Bus Bitch,” for The Rainier Valley Post. For more Brian: brianwithani.com.
The evening is open to the public. Donations to support Northwind are encouraged.