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A celebration of free speech and literature at 'Writers Resist'

Photo courtesy of Writers Resist
Writer Kristen Millares Young on stage at Town Hall Seattle

Authors around the country led a series of events recently called “Writers Resist: A Celebration of Free Speech.” Participants read from their own work or historic writings concerned with freedom, free speech and equality. There were nine such events in Washington State. In Seattle, the participants in order of appearance were:

  • Samuel Ligon- event co-organizer and author of “Wonderland”
  • Doug Honig- Communications Director, ACLU of Washington
  • Angel Gardner- Seattle’s Youth Poet Laureate
  • Tod Marshall- Washington State Poet Laureate, author of “Bugle”
  • Claudia Castro Luna- Seattle’s Civic Poet, author “This City”
  • David Laskin- author of “The Children’s Blizzard”
  • Bruce Barcott- author of “Weed The People”
  • Kristen Millares Young- event co-organizer, journalist and author of “Subduction”
  • Jane Wong- author of “Overpour”
  • Robert Lashley- author of “The Homeboy Songs”
  • Elissa Washuta- author of “My Body is a Book of Rules”
  • Jess Walter- author of “Beautiful Ruins”
  • G. Willow Wilson- author of “The Butterfly Mosque”
  • Daniel James Brown- author of “The Boys in the Boat”

This “Writers Resist” event took place at Town Hall Seattle on January 15. Sonya Harris provided our recording.

Please note: This recording contains unedited language of an adult nature.

Listen to the full version below:

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