Words

Words of all types: writing, spoken word, storytelling and more! All genres welcome. Seek out a book club or writing group, mark your calendar for visiting authors, or find ways to tell your story live onstage. If you are specifically interested in poetry, check out our Poet Laureate page, too! 

Event: Opens January 18
Washington Lawyers for the Arts – Legal Advice Week

Washington Lawyers for the Arts is pleased to announce WLA Legal Advice Week for January from January 18 – 22, 2021.  Join in this week-long pro bono telephone clinic where artists and arts professionals statewide can get 30 minutes of free advice related to their legal issues. WLA LAW starts January 18, 2021. The telephone legal clinic will continue for the foreseeable future along side the in-person clinic at Seattle University. WLA LAW is open to artists and arts organizations throughout Washington State. Legal issues* must relate to an artists discipline but can cover a wide range of areas.

Artist
Charity Doyl

As a storyteller, my goal is to connect people with wisdom through the ancient art of story. I tell traditional tales (fairy tales, folk tales, myths, legends, etc.) from my Philippine Culture. I love insights and lessons best when they’re wrapped in funny or poignant stories. I began my storytelling journey when I became a mom and wanted to share my heritage with my children. I have curated artifacts and a library collection of Filipiniana documenting the history of Filipinos and their interactions with the surrounding countries, traders and travelers as far back as the Stone Age.

Artist
Amy Bomberger

Amy is the sole artist at Moonshadow Fluid arts. Her primary medium is fluid art including alcohol ink work and fluid acrylic pieces, but she dabbles in abstract acrylic canvas work as well. She is a member of an Etsy artist collaborative called Fluidify where a group of like-minded artists work together to encourage their artistic adventures while selling art around the world. Amy is constantly trying out new forms of expression and would love to work with anyone who feels a connection to her style. She has pre-made work available as well as availability for one of a kind commissions

Artist
Dario Ré

Dario Ré has a multifaceted practice including painting, assemblage, installation, video, performance, sound and songwriting. He was born and raised in Spokane, Washington and completed an MA in Art History at Concordia University in Montréal, Québec and a BA at Fairhaven College in Bellingham, Washington with a self-designed interdisciplinary concentration titled, Visual and Natural Culture: Art & Ethnobotany. He is also a private music instructor and the lead singer-songwriter for the indie band, Heat Speak.

Artist
Andrea Parrish

For as long as I can remember, I have not had a mind’s eye – the ability to visualize. This aphantasia has created an interesting relationship with visual art. For many years, I relied on photography to record and tell the story of what’s around me. However, after a hand surgery left me unable to use an SLR camera, I took a friend’s dare to pick up a paintbrush. The planets and starscapes that have emerged gnaw at the edges of my memory in a way that seem to tease with what is just beyond conscious reach. Since I am not able to visualize what I’m trying to paint, it’s a matter of just trusting what appears. These days, I work primarily in paint, though I occasionally still work with photography and the written word. You can see a little of everything I do at @tinytall on Instagram, or on my website.

Artist
Jansen Niccals

Hello! I grew up in Spokane and have been creating art in the PNW for over a decade. I work in a variety of mediums, traditionally; acrylic and watercolor painting, graphic design and illustration, character concept designs, and comic panels. I also dabble in digital illustrations and paintings.  Some of the things I love to create include fantasy-themed works like dragons and mythological creatures. I also illustrate animals, pets, and fantastic beasts. I create art because it is the one thing in my soul that is the loudest. When I am drawing or painting, I am free. My heart sings as it soars across a canvas. Each and every drawing I create is a look inside my head, and my imagination. I look forward to speaking with you and seeing the vision you have for the art that we both create together.