Join us the weekend of October 2 through 4 for a cornucopia of online events! Traditionally our annual Crawl is a large scale literary event featuring dozens of wordsmiths and storytellers bridging genres and generations, demographics and experience levels. Due to Covid, this years festivities will be ONLINE and will remain to be FREE to attend.
THE LINE UP INCLUDES:
7 pm- C3 VIRTUAL KICKOFF HAPPY HOUR… how does one kick off a weekend of literary festivities with an event that’s usually a pub crawl? With happy hour of course! What does ZOOM happy hour look like? We don’t even know but we invite you to join us for writerly banter, maybe a story or two and live music provided by Mike Dumovich and Kristen Marlo!
11 am- PERHAPS IT TAKES COURAGE TO RAISE CHILDREN: Parenthood isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. Sure, there are plenty of memories made, the sweet snuggles and witnessing your tiny humans discovering things in their world for the first time—but there is also the weight of worry and responsibility. Parenthood takes love and patience and perhaps…courage. Featuring stories by Dawn Ellis, Adam Blodgett and Tiffany Aldrich MacBain– this line up will explore the shared experience of parenthood through different filters of lives lived.
2 pm- VOLUME SEVEN SNEAKY PEEKS: Creative Colloquy is launching our 7th annual print publication this winter and we can’t wait to share it with you! Rather than wait until the release of the book, we’d like to present a little sneak peek of the stories you can anticipate within the pages including stories by Suzanne Akerman, Jonny Eberle, Cathy Warner and Sam Snoek-Brown.\
7 pm- LISTEN UP! STORIES FROM TACOMA’S WOMEN OF COLOR COLLECTIVE AND BEYOND: Speaking out on love, culture, race, class and just being alive.
Women of Color are not all the same, we’re not a monolith or a block; we haven’t all had the same experiences and we don’t always agree. But whether we’re Black, Muslim, Latina, Asian, or a mix of everything, we know what it is to be on the outside of things and we’ve got things to say — things that people may have never heard before and things they may not have wanted to hear.
11 am- YARNING A TALE FOR THE YOUNGSTERS: CC is curating our first ever story time for the little ones in our lives. Join us for vivid imagery and family fun with stories penned by Jennifer Chushcoff, Tom Llewellyn and Wendy Wahman.
2 pm- WRITE253 PRESENTS: Teen writers from Tacoma read work. Hosted by Write253, a literary arts organization dedicated to teaching creative writing in Tacoma Pierce County.
7 pm- FROM BIGFOOT TO HONEST POLITICIANS: MODERN URBAN LEGENDS: They’re part of our social fabric. They happen to a friend of a friend of a friend. They thrill us, frighten us and reinforce societal lessons. They’re urban legends. With the help of our featured readers, we’ll bring you modern stories of cryptids, ghosts and other strange happenings that are definitely 100% true, we swear! Featured readers include Sammy Vickstein, Dusty Stepp and Lani Lisa Lawrence.
Creative Colloquy is fiscally sponsored by Shunpike