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Northwest Folklife aims to strengthen our communities through arts and culture. This calendar brings together our greater community’s events and gatherings. Here, you will find events ranging from cultural celebrations to music and dance performances and traditional gatherings.

Together, we can continue to celebrate the rich arts, cultures, and traditions that thrive in the greater Pacific Northwest.


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Cultural Focus: “Rain City Slam w/ featured poet Donte Johnson”

February 4, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The mission of Rain City Slam is provide a headquarters for Seattle Spoken Word Poets of all ages to create, learn, teach and find a poetry community. Our vision is to establish a safe space where poetry can be discovered, inspired, learned and showcased without boundaries. We provide an open mic that allows any voice to be heard; community showcases that promote new work; writing circles to ensure time, space and support for writing; featured poets to inspire our community as well provide a place for reading and engaging the Seattle community, and a slam competition to assist in artistic growth, build confidence and challenge poets to think about the translation of their work to the rest of the world.

Featured Poet Donte Johnson is a Queen who writes about surviving loving breathing learning. They write of ancestors and their home in the moons heart beat this QPOC Queen has been making a name for their selves in Seattle,performing at The Tripple Door, The Neptune Theater, Town Hall, Freemont Abbey UW, CWU, and they are bringing the Queendom to a poetry event city bus, open mic school or performance space near you!


February 4, 2015
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Scratch Deli
1718 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States


Rain City Poetry Slam