Z-Sides (Winter Edition)
$12 General Admission
Radiant host Jekeva Phillips presents the nerdiest and most fun quarterly screening in town! Watch an episode of Z-Sides—a brand new show centered on Seattle’s wonderful literary community—meet the artist of the episode, play live games, win prizes, and so much more. See local artists as you’ve never seen them before, and fall in love all over again with this amazing literary city of ours.
** Featured poet of this edition of Z-Sides: CLAUDIA CASTRO LUNA **
About Claudia Castro Luna
Claudia Castro Luna is Washington State Poet Laureate. She served as Seattle’s Civic Poet, from 2015-2017 and is the author of the Pushcart nominated Killing Marías (Two Sylvias Press) and This City, (Floating Bridge Press) and the creator of the acclaimed Seattle Poetic Grid. She is also a Hedgebrook and VONA alumna, a 2014 Jack Straw fellow, the recipient of a King County 4Culture grant and an individual artist grant from Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture. Born in El Salvador she came to the United States in 1981. She has an MA in Urban Planning, a teaching certificate and an MFA in poetry. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Northwest, La Bloga, Dialogo and Psychological Perspectives among others. Her non-fiction work can be read in several anthologies, among them This is the Place: Women Writing About Home, (Seal Press) Claudia is currently working on a memoir, Like Water to Drink, about her experience escaping the civil war in El Salvador. Living in English and Spanish, she writes and teaches in Seattle where she gardens and keeps chickens with her husband and their three children. Since 2009, Claudia maintains Cipota bajo la Luna, a blog with reflections, writing and reviews.
Z-Sides is a television program created and produced by Word Lit Zine, a quarterly magazine geared toward readers, writers, and bibliophiles. Each issue of Word Lit Zine is jam-packed with local fiction and poetry; however we figured it’s not enough just to read the work, but to meet the artists. In Z-Sides, we showcase Seattle’s diverse talent as you’ve never seen them before. We hope you enjoy us for the journey.
Z-Sides is hosted by Jekeva Phillips, Editor-in-Chief of Word Lit Zine. If you’ve heard that name before, that’s because you have probably seen her managing Lit Crawl Seattle, directing Bibliophilia Storytelling Festival, or performing with CSz Seattle— Home of ComedySportz.
April, July, and October dates to be announced! Stay tuned!