Literaoke Book Launch: Michelle Peñaloza’s 'Former Possessions of the Spanish Empire'

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Sat Aug 10, 2019, 7 pm
Massive Monkees Studio: The Beacon Seattle Chinatown-International District (Seattle)
Free
Michelle Peñaloza, a former local literary mainstay, has returned home with a debut full-length collection of poetry in tow. The book's called Former Possessions of the Spanish Empire, and in a series of powerful, straightforward, narrative lyrics, Peñaloza reflects on the loss of a father, a relationship, and the legacy of colonialism. Rather than merely read at us for 45 minutes, Peñaloza is throwing a big-ass karaoke launch party. Seattle greats such as Anastacia-Reneé, Troy Osaki, Quenton Baker, Jane Wong, and a few others will accompany her on stage, and if there is a god in heaven, they will sing as well. There is perhaps a surprising overlap between people who love karaoke and people who love poetry, though not so surprising when you consider that they're the two funniest things in the entire world so long as you don't think too hard about them. by Rich Smith

Massive Monkees Studio: The Beacon

664 S King St Seattle, WA 98104