Way Elsewhere: Words & Music

June 10, 2016

Way Elsewhere

Way Elsewhere: Words & Music is the Bellingham launch of Julie Trimingham’s fictional travelogue. Julie (above right) will share the stage with violinist Swil Kanim (above center), writer/performer Rena Priest (above left) and teen poet Eliza Julius. There will be stories, music, poems, and conversation, with book signing after. Join the festivities at Village Books in Fairhaven on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at 7:00pm.

JULIE TRIMINGHAM tells stories regularly at The Moth in Seattle and write essays for Numéro Cinq magazine. Her films have screened internationally at festivals and on the Bravo! channel. Her first novel, Mockingbird, was a local best seller. Novelist Douglas Glover has said of Trimingham’s writing, “Her tendency is to astonish with invention.”

SWIL KANIM is a classically trained violinist who, for many years, has traveled up and down the West Coast, playing violin and telling stories at schools, community events and festivals. He plays his own compositions, which incorporate classical influences but are infused with his own life and musical influences. He has been a featured performer at the American Indian Film Awards in San Francisco and at the West Coast American Indian Music Awards. In 2008, he was invited to perform for the Dalai Lama at Key Arena in Seattle.

RENA PRIEST writes poetry and fiction, and has recently been performing improv with the Upfront Theater in Bellingham. She holds an MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College has taught various topics in the humanities at Western Washington University, Northwest Indian College, and Fairhaven College. Some of her work is published in Noisy Water (Other Mind Press, 2015) and the forthcoming Nine Lives Later, a collection of stories about cats, edited by Dee Dee Chapman.

ELIZA JULIUS is a high school freshman who has performed her poetry widely. She was recently published in Eloquence, a collection of student poetry.

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