Events led by 2021/22 Native Artist-in-Residence Arianne True.

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April 4-10 in the PONCHO Forum

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Arianne True's exhibits is a collection of experimental poems that brings you through a museum exhibition, where the poems are reading you as much as you're reading them. Free, tickets required.

Past Events

Making Experimental Poems Workshop

with Native Artist-in-Residence Arianne True

Date: Thursday, February 17 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. PT
Platform: Hybrid event; in-person and on Zoom
Cost: *Free

Come try stuff out with us! We'll be making some experimental poems, and whether you haven't written a word since school or you scribble lines on every scrap of paper, this class is for you—seriously. Arianne will guide you through some processes (dare we say, experiments!) to help you explore strange and wonderful writing in your own way. This is a great companion to the "Reading Experimental Writing" class from fall but that's not required—the only requirements are curiosity, the willingness to try something out and see what happens, and a little bit of your time.

*In lieu of an admission price, we encourage all registrants to consider making a minimum $5-$10 donation to Red Eagle Soaring Native Youth Theatre (RES), which exists to empower American Indian and Alaska Native youth to express themselves with confidence and clarity through traditional and contemporary performing arts. Learn more about RES here, and make a donation here.

Reading Experimental Writing Workshop

with Native Artist-in-Residence Arianne True

Date: Wednesday, November 17 from 5-6:30 p.m. PT
Platform: Zoom
Cost: Free*

Have you ever seen a piece of writing (or art) that was so weird you didn't know where to start or how to read it? Would you like to? In this workshop, we'll look at experimental writing, work that looks different or tries something new, and we'll learn how to read it even when it feels confusing. A lot of us are taught that experimental and avant-garde art is for only the most cultured elite, but as you'll learn in this workshop, writing like this is for everyone to read, and is a lot more intuitive (and exciting!) than you might think. We'll look at examples together and you'll have a guide every step of the way.

This workshop is about reading and discussion, no writing today. No literary experience needed, just curiosity and a bit of your time.

*In lieu of an admission price, we encourage all registrants to consider making a minimum $5-$10 donation to Red Eagle Soaring Native Youth Theatre (RES), which exists to empower American Indian and Alaska Native youth to express themselves with confidence and clarity through traditional and contemporary performing arts. Learn more about RES here, and make a donation here.

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Meet Arianne

Get to know the workshop leader, Seattle Rep's 2021/22 Native Artist-in-Residence.