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December’s smART ventures: Christmas chorals & poetry reading!

Below is a selection of events that our office has funded for the month through our smART ventures funding program. SmART ventures is a Seattle-based, flexible awards program that encourages innovative ideas, creates community impact, and provides new access for individuals and groups not served by our other programs. SmART ventures seek to widen arts and cultural participation, particularly of diverse or underserved communities. We hope to see you at one of these great events!

Home for the Holidays with Seattle SeaChordsmen








2pm & 4pm December 14th | Philadelphia Church (in Ballard)

A traditional annual holiday show featuring performances of family-friendly traditional holiday songs performed in ringing Barbershop harmony. Acts included are Seattle SeaChordsmen, Seattle Shores, and young peoples groups form Ballard High School and Kamiak High School.  Tickets are $15.

“Who Will Speak?” — An evening in celebration of poetry and readers

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7PM December 18 | Richard Hugo House

Join Copper Canyon Press and Richard Hugo House for a celebration of the gift that is given between the poem and the poetry reader. Meet author Roger Reeves, who will be reading from his debut book of poetry. Listen to local poets and performers interpret great works by Copper Canyon poets. Do your holiday shopping at our book sale. Allow us to introduce you to our newest (and tried and truest) titles. The first 100 RSVPs will receive a complimentary book of poetry at the door. RSVP here.