Under the Rainbow Features Howard Lieberman on October 11

(photo courtesy of Howard Lieberman)

Monday, October 11, 6:00-7:45 p.m.

Preregistration is not required. The Zoom link is Under the Rainbow Storytelling. To join by phone, see instructions here.

HOWARD LIEBERMAN is a writer, performance artist/storyteller, unicorn and outspoken social activist whose art takes emotional risks that most storytellers avoid. Howard is a moderately nice Jewish boy whose personality was shaped by being emotionally abused as a child, orphaned at 14 and homeless at 17. Through a combination of blind dumb luck and perseverance Howard only wound up in jail once (for assaulting a police officer) and found his way to NYC where he eventually became an attorney, Irish ceili dance teacher and Director of the Irish Arts Center.

Hating what NYC brought out in him, Howard moved to MN from NYC in the 1990s because of its vibrant arts community, progressive politics and to experience living among Lutherans and bitterly cold winters. Despite the boredom and overall passive aggressive nature of Minnesotans, Howard is relatively happy in Minnesota and plans to stay there until he either dies or decides to move somewhere more interesting.

6:00-6:30 PM — Social time
6:30-7:45 PM — 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.

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