Monday, February 14, 6-7:45 p.m.
SUE SEARING (she/her) tells stories and nourishes the story arts in Minneapolis-St. Paul, where she lives with her wife and dresses in layers. She grew up near the Erie Canal in upstate New York and began her storytelling journey in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, thirteen years ago.
Pre-pandemic Sue performed frequently at curated and open mic shows for both adults and children throughout the Twin Cities and beyond. These days Sue spins tales primarily on Zoom. Sue’s original stories based on her own life have taken top honors at local and regional story slams, while she continues to deepen her engagement with the traditional genres of folklore, fairy tale, legend, and myth. Sue is a willingly over-committed board member of Story Arts of Minnesota.
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.