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Birds Fall Silent in Seattle

  • Vermillion Art Gallery & Bar 1508 11th Ave Seattle United States (map)

Celebrate the publication of our latest anthology, Birds Fall Silent in the Mechanical Seaat Seattle's wonderful Vermillion Art Gallery & Bar and meet an indie press looking for new voices. 

Featuring contributors and special guests Kate Berwanger, Douglas Cole, Bryn Gribben, G.G. Silverman, and Sonya Vatomsky.

Hosted by Jane Ormerod.

We will start promptly at 7:00 pm with a limited open mic. Please arrive early!

Submissions for our next anthology are open October 15 2019 to January 15 2020.

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Kate Berwanger is a short fiction writer and literary event producer here in Seattle. Her passion lies in tactile story-telling and curating intimate events with a focus on women writers and the LGBTQ community. She is the proud founder of Surreal Storytelling with Strange Women and Assembly Open Mic for literary works in progress. website

Douglas Cole has published five collections of poetry and a novella. His work has appeared in publications including Chicago Quarterly Review, Galway Review, Two Thirds North, Chiron, Pinyon Review, Confrontation, Red Rock Review, Slipstream, and great weather for MEDIA’s Birds Fall Silent in the Mechanical Sea. He has received the Leslie Hunt Memorial Prize in Poetry and the Best of Poetry Award from Clapboard House. website

Bryn Gribben wants all your secrets. She’s a professor of English at Seattle University, where she gets her students to tell her their secrets in her creative nonfiction class, and she has a chapbook manuscript about others’ secrets entitled What They Said Inside, a series of persona poems Bryn calls “hidden histories.” If you’ve dated her, your secrets might be in her manuscript Amplified Heart, a collection of essays on music and intimacy. Bryn’s work can be found in such places as great weather for MEDIA’s Suitcase of Chrysanthemums, Superstition Review, River River, Yale’s The Perch, and Rappahannock Review.

G.G. Silverman is a feminist author living just north of Seattle and is the daughter of immigrants. Her work has appeared in great weather for MEDIA’s Birds Fall Silent in the Mechanical Sea and The Other Side of Violet, Corvid Queen, So To Speak, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, The Iron Horse Literary Review, The Seventh Wave, Molotov Cocktail, Iconoclast, Ellipsis Literature & Art, and more. She is currently at work on a short story collection as well as her third novel. website


Sonya Vatomsky is a Russian American poet, journalist, and teller of stories. They are the author of poetry collection Salt Is For Curing (Sator Press, 2015), a staff writer at alternative culture website Haute Macabre, and a digital alchemist whose diverse creative output ranges from documentaries for the CDC to reported features in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Smithsonian Magazine.

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Later Event: November 3
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