Origin Stories: All We Left Behind

  • The Pine Box 1600 Melrose Avenue Seattle, WA, 98122 United States

This event is free | Venue is 21+

Funded in part by the City of Seattle and Office of Arts & Culture Seattle as part of Jessica Mooney's City Artist Project.

Hosted by Ramon Isao, Origin Stories will feature the commissioned work of poet and writer Sarah Galvin; poet and Stranger “Genius” nominee Robert Lashley; poet Michelle Peñaloza; and fiction writer and former Made at Hugo House fellow Jessica Mooney.

In comic books, an origin story often refers to the backstory revealing how a character gained their superpowers and/or the circumstances under which they became heroes or villains. Origin stories can also refer to myths and narratives for how the world began, how creatures and plants came into existence, and why we’re here. Or, for mere mortals, origin stories serve as a starting point for identity metamorphosis; the self transformed by a series of firsts—first love, first loss, and so on. Each writer will read personal work that speaks to the theme.