Creative Colloquy holds third annual Summer Soirée


Creative Colloquy is hosting their third annual Summer Soirée on Monday, Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. in the outdoor green space at Alma Mater Tacoma. All ages are welcome.

The Summer Soirée is a yearly gathering of writers, artists, musicians, and other literary enthusiasts and features readings from local authors, live music, food, drinks, and a silent auction. This year’s lineup includes readings of original works by Michael Haeflinger, Leah Mueller and Jonah Barrett and music performed by Tacoma blues-rock duo Sister Madame.

“We hope everyone will come help us celebrate our rad literary community with amazing writers, outstanding music, and delectable food prepared by Alma Mater’s chef, Kyle Wnuk,” said Jackie Casella, director and founder of Creative Colloquy. “We’ll also have phenomenal silent auction items donated by our South Sound arts community for folks to take home.”

Since 2014, Creative Colloquy has brought writers and lovers of the written word together for monthly readings and open mic nights on the third Monday of every month and featured local writers through publication on their website and in print collections. 

Proceeds from the Summer Soirée benefit Creative Colloquy’s signature fall event, the Creative Colloquy Crawl, a literary pub crawl celebrating the artistic and literary culture of the South Sound.

“We’re so grateful for the support we’ve had from the community over the past few years and we’re excited to be able to host this gathering for a great cause: bringing artists together and providing a platform to highlight the talent that’s right here in our city,” Casella said.

Event details: Creative Colloquy Summer Soirée, all ages, 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 13, no cover, Alma Mater Tacoma, 1322 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma.

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