On Thursday, April 12, from 6 to 7:45 p.m., “It’s About Time,” one of Seattle longest-running writers reading series, will be at the Ballard Public Library. The event is an opportunity for beginning and experienced writers and poets to read from their work. This month, Ballard writers Rita Bresnahan and Christine Johnson-Duell as well as New York poet and activist Akinfe Fatou will be reading. There is also an open mic time for three minute readings from the audience.
About the series, from their website:
This reading series exists for all those who want to write. It is dedicated to the memory of Anna Helfgott (1899-1996) who began writing at age 70, and to the memory of Nelson Bentley (1918-1990), the quintessential teacher who gave Anna, and scores of others, help and hope. It’s About Time was founded in 1989 by Esther Altshul Helfgott, and is now, as of Fall 2011, being curated by Peggy Sturdivant and Katie Tynan. It’s About Time belongs to Seattle. If you live here and want to help with events, you have a standing invitation. The It’s About Time Writers Reading Series is dedicated to an end of racism, homophobia, anti-semitism, homelessness and war.
The series is every second Thursday of the month at the Ballard Library.