Monday, May 10, 6:00-7:45 p.m.
VIRGINIA NATIVE CHESTER GALLOWAY grew up hearing his father tell stories on Sunday road trips.
Chetter became interested in the art of storytelling while working as a living history interpreter at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. He is a graduate of East Tennessee State University with a Master of Arts in Storytelling.
Chetter has performed nationally at venues such as the National Black Arts Festival, National Association of Black Storytellers Festival, The National Storytelling Summit, The Art of the Story Festival, and the Smithsonian. He is also a contributing storyteller featured on Race Bridges Studio.
Chetter currently serves on the Board of Directors for Kuumba Storytellers of Georgia.
6:00-6:30 p.m. — Social time
6:30-7:45 p.m. — Program begins with land acknowledgement and call to action,
followed by featured and open-mic storytelling; each story followed by group conversation
Under the Rainbow: Storytelling for the LGBTQIA+ and Allied Community takes place every second Monday for teens and adults. Sign up for open mic at the event. LGBTQIA+ tellers are prioritized; allies are welcome in the audience and to participate in post-story conversation. No one is obligated to tell a story.
Under the Rainbow is supported by Edmonds Library, Edmonds Arts Commission, Seattle Storytellers Guild, Edmonds Neighborhood Action Coalition, and a grant from the Pride Foundation.