From Struggle to Survival: Creating Beauty Out of Tragedy

A Winter's Evening of Music, Poetry and Storytelling with Claudia Castro Luna, Michelle Dodson, Hilary Field, Merna Ann Hecht & Lena Khalaf Tuffaha.

Weaving together original music and poetry, classical guitarist and composer Hilary Field with poets Claudia Castro Luna and Lena Khalaf Tuffaha will share poems about struggle and their means to survive. Storyteller Merna Ann Hecht and cellist Michelle Dodson will offer stories and music with the theme of bringing hope forth in dark times with a selection little known traditional and contemporary stories. Through music and spoken word, these writers and musicians share the nuanced beauty and vulnerability that can be found in our hearts at times of sorrow and difficulty as in times of joy, this heightened taking place as it does on the day that commemorates the life, work, and example of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This event is supported by a generous grant from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.

Date: 
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 7:00pm
Location: 
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122