LGBTQ+ Events

Thursday, September 12, 7:00–9:30 p.m.




Under the Rainbow Storytelling takes place in a safe space at the Edmonds Library. Storytelling is reserved for LGBTQ+ guests; allies are welcome in the audience and to participate in the post-story conversations.  

Admission is free and refreshments are provided

Plaza Room at the Edmonds Library

650 Main Street, Edmonds, WA 98020


Upcoming Dates:

  Tuesday, October 15; Tuesday, November 12; Monday, December 9

6:00 p.m. Snacks and Socializing

6:30–7:45 p.m. Storytelling and Group Conversation

Upcoming Featured Storytellers:

Kent Whipple
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Kent Whipple has shared stories throughout the country. He has participated in many Moth StorySLAMs (in fact, he won the first one he attended) and Moth GrandSLAMs. He was one of four storytellers chosen to represent Seattle in the Risk! live show, and his story “Furry or Foe” was featured on the Risk! podcast on September 25, 2018. He was named the Best of Bawdy Storyteller 2019 by the audiences of Bawdy Storytelling in February, 2019. He is the resident storytelling teacher at Unexpected Productions Improv, where he hosts Inside Story; a storytelling show. He has performed throughout the Pacific Northwest at Fresh Ground Stories, Bawdy Storytelling, the Gay Uncle Time, and Do Tell: Humorous Storytelling.

Gretchen Peterson
Tuesday, November 12

Gretchen Peterson‘s storytelling repertoire includes personal stories, original folktales, fairy tales, and myths—usually with the theme of women who love women. Known for her dedication to practice, preparation, and polish, Gretchen brings a crisp and commanding presence to every story. She loves that storytelling lets her unleash her inner actress!

John Cummings
Monday, December 9

John Cummings is a litigator, activist, and unrepentant extrovert. He was raised in Butte, Montana among loud Italians and soft-spoken Irish, all of whom loved a good story and a witty retort. He told his first public story at a Tacoma Pride event, after which he proposed to his husband Ross. John and Ross now host Homegrown Stories, a salon storytelling event held in their home in Fircrest, featuring true stories and delicious food. They live with two exchange students—Sota and Ball—who are teaching John and Ross how to parent teenagers. They also live with two house cats—Fluffy and Ben—who patiently endure their humans’ nonsense.

Photos of some of our previous storytellers and Falkor, a fan:

Chris Spengler, Naomi Baltuck, and Allison Cox

Thanks to the Seattle Storytellers Guild, Edmonds Library, Pride Foundation, and Edmonds Neighborhood Action Coalition

Contact us for more information.  All are welcome!


Writing Rainbow

Writing Rainbow is a monthly meet up for LGBTQ+ and allies. Join us to work on your writing project, talk through ideas or writer’s block, or connect with the local writing community.

Every third Friday of the month

3:00–6:00 p.m.

Caffe Ladro near Five Corners

8403 Main St, Edmonds, WA 98026


Upcoming Dates:

September 20, October 18


Family Friendly Gayme Night

Join us for fun and games, and to meet new friends. Refreshments are available for purchase.

Every second Friday of the month

6:00–9:00 p.m.

Around the Table Game Pub in Lynnwood

7600 196th St. SW, #300, Lynnwood, WA 98036


Upcoming Dates:

September 13, October 11


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