Monday, October 9, 5:30-7:30pm ʔaʔkʷustəŋáw̕txʷ House of Learning, Peninsula College Longhouse, Port Angeles campus
In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, celebrate poetry created and performed by Native poets.
Washington State Poet Laureate Arianne True will begin the event with a reading, followed by an open mic for Indigenous community members to share their poetry. A sign-up sheet will be available at the event and participation by Native poets of all experience levels is encouraged.
At the request of a key event participant, we ask attendees to avoid using strong fragrances.
Can’t make it in person? Watch the livestream on Zoom!
Arianne True (Choctaw, Chickasaw) is a queer poet and teaching artist from Seattle, and has spent most of her work time working with youth. She’s received fellowships and residencies from Jack Straw, the Hugo House, Artist Trust, and the Seattle Repertory Theater, and is a proud alum of Hedgebrook and of the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She lives in Burien with her cat. Arianne is the 2023-2025 Washington State Poet Laureate. Learn more at arts.wa.gov/washington-state-poet-laureate and follow her on Instagram at @wapoetlaureate.
About ʔaʔkʷustəŋáw̕txʷ House of Learning
ʔaʔkʷustəŋáw̕txʷ House of Learning, Peninsula College Longhouse is the first longhouse built on a community college campus in the nation. The vision of the Longhouse to be a center for cultural expression and educational achievement for all students and community members was woven together by Peninsula College and six Sovereign Nations: Hoh, Quileute, Makah, Port Gamble S’Klallam, Jamestown S’Klallam, and Lower Elwha Klallam.
For closest parking access, participants and attendees are welcome to use the parking lot on the south side of the soccer field and on the west side of the Allied Health & Early Childhood Education Building (Bldg. K). Parking is available in any yellow space after 5pm. Follow signs to the event. Two accessible parking spaces are located directly in front of ʔaʔkʷustəŋáw̕txʷ House of Learning, Peninsula College Longhouse, and the building has a ramped entrance.