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Vicinity/Memoryall in Discussion!

June 16 @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm

Christine Deavel and J.W. Marshall, poets and co-founders of Open Books, read from and discuss their most recent project, Vicinity/Memoryall, a play published by Seattle’s Entre Rios Press. “Two characters, Del and Lee, search for a memorial to an act of violence that had an explosive cultural impact on their rapidly shifting city, a quest that finds them negotiating challenging physical and interpersonal landscapes. They share the stage with Clare, a vulnerable docent-like soul whose personal tales skirt the edges of Del and Lee’s search. At its core Vicinity/Memoryall investigates the power and purpose of memorials for individuals and the culture at large.”

Christine and John will discuss the odd and wonderful and odd journey they’ve been on, from creating the script and subsequent book of Vicinity/Memoryall to preparing it (and themselves) for its stage premier. They will be joined at the podium by the director and one or more of the actors so you needn’t fear unbroken prattle from them. [AS ADAPTED FROM THEIR MAILING LIST]

Free/no tickets are necessary. Vicinity/Memoryall will also be performed July 18-27 at 18th and Union: an Arts Space. Tickets and more information about the Arts Space performances on Facebook: @VicinityMemoryall.