Under the Rainbow

Events for LGBTQ+ and allied community


Under the Rainbow: Storytelling for the LGBTQ+ and Allied Community takes place every second Monday for teens and adults. Sign up for open mic at the event. LGBTQ+ tellers are prioritized; allies are welcome in the audience and to participate in post-story conversation. No one is obligated to tell a story.  

Admission is free and refreshments are provided!


6:00 p.m. — doors open for snacks and socializing

6:30-7:45 p.m. — featured and open-mic storytelling; each story followed by group conversation


Plaza Room at the Edmonds Library

650 Main Street, Edmonds, WA 98020



Upcoming Featured Storytellers:

Monday, April 13

L.M. Zoller and Robin Elan
(Graphic by Robin Elan, used with permission of the artist)

L.M. ZOLLER and ROBIN ELAN, coauthors of the zines “The Corners of Their Mouth” and “The Queer Language of Flowers”, will share stories from their journey to answer pressing questions like, “How do I say ‘sapphic angst’ with flowers?” and, “Just what is the queerest food?”

L.M. Zoller (they/them or ze/zir) is a writer and queer food blogger. In zir spare time, L.M. enjoys swimming, cake decorating, and watching bad movies.

Robin Elan (they/them) is an illustrator and zinester. They draw inspiration from their childhood as an anxious only child growing up in the woods, and from the urban trans/queer community they now call home.

Due to COVID-19 concerns and the closure of City of Edmonds facilities, including the Plaza Room, Joselito Castillo will be rescheduled as our featured storyteller at a later date. Joselito had been scheduled to be with us on Monday, March 9.

Joselito Castillo
(Photo by Edmonds Neighborhood Action Coalition)

JOSELITO CASTILLO is inspired by the poetry of storytelling, memories of his grandfather’s dramatic tales, and the myths and corridos that filled his childhood. He weaves movement and music to embody the stories, and he delights in the power to transport listeners to another time and place.


Our featured storyteller on Monday, May 11, will be Gina Siciliano

Our featured storyteller on Monday, June 8, will be Cathy Tenzo

The monthly storytelling show Under the Rainbow is supported by Edmonds Library, Edmonds Arts Commission, Seattle Storytellers Guild, Edmonds Neighborhood Action Coalition, and Pride Foundation

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

Chris Spengler, Naomi Baltuck, and Allison Cox
Joselito Castillo
(photo by Edmonds Neighborhood Action Coalition)
Roberto Lopez
(photo by Edmonds Neighborhood Action Coalition)
Gretchen Peterson
Kent Whipple

Contact us for more information


Writing Rainbow

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

(Rainbow graphic from Pixabay)


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:

Friday April 10; Friday, May 8


Page updated 10 March 2020

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