Creative Colloquy holds summer soirée

Prior to the Soirée, there will be book discussion focusing on Tommy Orange’s bestselling debut novel, and official Tacoma Reads selection for 2019, “There, There.” Credit: File photo

Celebrate our rad literary community at the fourth annual CC Summer Soirée, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m., free and open to all ages. This gathering serves as both an excellent opportunity to connect and conspire with fellow lovers of the written word and as a fundraiser with proceeds benefitting the Creative Colloquy Crawl. 

The shenanigans will take place in the beautiful Alma Mater green space, outside, at 1322 Fawcett Ave. 

Festivities include: 

  • live music provided by the Forest Dogs;
  • featured readers Troy Kehm-Goins, Christina Butcher Erik Carlsen and Daniel Wolfert;
  • refreshments provided by Happy Belly with a no host bar;
  • and a silent auction abundant with swag, art and food. 

Prior to the Soirée at 6 p.m., Creative Colloquy will facilitate a book discussion around the themes of identity, multi-generational trauma, family, and belonging articulated in Tommy Orange’s bestselling debut novel, and official Tacoma Reads selection for 2019, “There, There.”

Thank you immensely to our sponsors: Unlocking the Body Massage Therapy, The Grand Cinema, Happy Fox Studio, Asado, The Social Bar and Grill, Allison Bishins Consulting, Kings Books Store, Trina Gilletti, Athena Vertical Dance, Happy Belly Restaurant & Juice Bar, The Fernseed, poet Christina Butcher, Tacoma Artist and Craftsman Supply, artist Amber McLean-Coyne, Graham French, Indian Moon Handmade, Northwest Float Center and more.

Tacoma Reads 2019 is a partnership of the City of Tacoma, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, and Tacoma Public Library, and is supported by King’s Books, Pierce County Library System,

Puyallup Public Library, Tacoma Public Schools, and UW Tacoma. Creative Colloquy is fiscally sponsored by Shunpike.

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