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Saturday, May 26
 

12:00pm PDT

Pongo Teen Writing Project
Poetry and Resilience

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Narrative-Storyteller, (if applicable)
  • Genre SW -- Spoken Word-Poetry
  • URL
  • Biography Richard Gold founded the Pongo Teen Writing Project, a nonprofit that offers therapeutic poetry programs to adolescents who are homeless, in jail, or in other ways leading difficult lives. Many Pongo authors have suffered childhood trauma, including abuse and exposure to violent death. And many Pongo authors use poetry to communicate about these experiences for the first time. In its 16 years, Pongo has worked with over 5,500 teens, published 13 anthologies, and given away over 12,500 poetry books to distressed youth. The Pongo web site provides therapeutic writing opportunities for youth anywhere, as well as resources for counselors and teachers – www.pongoteenwriting.org . Before founding Pongo, Richard was managing editor of Microsoft Press. Richard’s own poetry, “The Odd Puppet Odyssey,” was published by Black Heron Press in 2003. In 2010, Richard was named a Microsoft Integral Fellow, honored for his work with Pongo, by the Microsoft Alumni Foundation.
 
Sunday, May 27
 

12:00pm PDT

Pongo Teen Writing Project
Poetry and Resilience

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Narrative-Storyteller, (if applicable)
  • Genre SW -- Spoken Word-Poetry
  • URL
  • Biography Richard Gold founded the Pongo Teen Writing Project, a nonprofit that offers therapeutic poetry programs to adolescents who are homeless, in jail, or in other ways leading difficult lives. Many Pongo authors have suffered childhood trauma, including abuse and exposure to violent death. And many Pongo authors use poetry to communicate about these experiences for the first time. In its 16 years, Pongo has worked with over 5,500 teens, published 13 anthologies, and given away over 12,500 poetry books to distressed youth. The Pongo web site provides therapeutic writing opportunities for youth anywhere, as well as resources for counselors and teachers – www.pongoteenwriting.org . Before founding Pongo, Richard was managing editor of Microsoft Press. Richard’s own poetry, “The Odd Puppet Odyssey,” was published by Black Heron Press in 2003. In 2010, Richard was named a Microsoft Integral Fellow, honored for his work with Pongo, by the Microsoft Alumni Foundation.
 
Monday, May 28
 

11:00am PDT

Red Eagle Soaring Native Youth Theatre
Native Youth Theatre

Monday May 28, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Narrative-Storyteller, (if applicable)
  • Genre TH -- Theater
  • URL
  • Biography Red Eagle Soaring is a Seattle-based Native Youth Theatre integrating contemporary theatre with traditional performing arts. Our ensemble members are urban Native teens ages 11-19.

1:00pm PDT

Dr. Wajuppa Tossa & Dr. Margaret Read Macdonald
Tales from Thailand and Borneo

Monday May 28, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Narrative Stage at SIFF Cinema 47.62310, -122.35323
  Narrative-Storyteller, (if applicable)
  • Genre ST -- Storytellers
  • URL
  • Biography Dr. Wajuppa Tossa is a well-known storyteller from Thailand who is visiting the United States and is in Seattle for the Festival. Margaret Read Macdonald is a long-time favorite performer, storyteller, and folklorist. Tossa will be telling tales of Thailand, and Macdonald tales of Borneo.