Under the Rainbow features Johnny Townsend in February

Monday, February 10, 6:00-7:45 p.m.

6:00 p.m. — doors open for snacks and socializing

6:30-7:45 p.m. — featured and open-mic storytelling; each story followed by group conversation

Graphic of Johnny Townsend’s book covers, created by Edmonds Neighborhood Action Coalition with permission of Johnny Townsend

JOHNNY TOWNSEND  has published stories and essays in  the newspapers Newsday, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times; in the magazines The Humanist and The Progressive;  in the anthologies  “The Kindness of Strangers,”  “Queer Fish, ” “Latter-Gay Saints”; and in many other publications. His books include  “Mormon Underwear,”  “Zombies for Jesus,”  “Gayrabian Nights” and  “Human Compassion for Beginners”  He was also an associate producer for the documentary  “Upstairs Inferno.” His books have been named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. His latest collection of essays, “Breaking the Promise of the Promised Land: How Religious Conservatives Failed America,” was published in October 2019.

The monthly storytelling show Under the Rainbow is supported by Edmonds Library, Edmonds Arts Commission, Seattle Storytellers Guild, Edmonds Neighborhood Action Coalition, and Pride Foundation

Admission is free and refreshments are provided

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