Book launch tonight at Hugo House

November 5, 2014

Molly Tenenbaum / Ellen Ziegler

Poet Molly Tenenbaum and artist Ellen Ziegler have collaborated on a 42-page artist’s book, Exercises to Free the Tongue, produced by Paper Hammer and supported by grants from Artist Trust and 4Culture. Illuminated with historic images and ephemera from Molly’s grandparents, ventriloquists on the vaudeville circuit in the early 1900s, this book of poems plays with ventriloquial metaphors of voice and breath. A long time in the works, this is a book to celebrate.

This evening, Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at Hugo House in Seattle, the authors will do exactly that, with a poetry reading, ventriloquial sing-alongs, videos of great vents past and present, plus all the essentials of a celebratory book launch. Release your inner ventriloquist, or at least your inner vaudevillian. (And don’t move your lips.)


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