Under the Rainbow Features Beatrice Alder and Elaine Alder on June 12

(Photo courtesy of Beatrice Alder and Elaine Alder)

Monday, June 12, 6-7:45 PM

BEATRICE (they/she) is a genderqueer writer and teacher from Edmonds, Washington. They hold an M.F.A. in Fiction Writing from the University of Montana and a B.A. from Stanford University, where they studied history. The recipient of two Fulbright awards–a 2016-2017 ETA grant to Mongolia, and a 2021-2022 Creative Writing grant to Lithuania–Beatrice has published work in StoryQuarterly, The Jewish QuarterlyThe Radical Jewish CalendarShoreline of Infinity Science Fiction Magazine, and others. Their debut novel, Yid, was a finalist for the 2023 Pen America/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. 

ELAINE (e/em/eir or they/them) was raised in the Appalachian foothills of Georgia, and learned textile crafts and art from eir grandmother. E received a B.A. in cultural anthropology in 2015 from the University of the South, writing an ethnographic thesis on Southern Appalachian textile traditions. Throughout eir self-directed exploration of art, Elaine has sought mentors in various traditional craft disciplines, including weaving and shoemaking. Elaine’s art practice includes weaving, knitting, quilting, botanical printing, natural dyeing, garment design, ceramic, printmaking, and film.

Preregistration is not required.
The Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83671133469.
To join by phone, see instructions here.

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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