WordsWest Library

Now that the rains have come, stop by C & P and settle in with a great book. You can find some amazing local authors in our new WordsWest Library.  Come celebrate the unveiling of a new library featuring a book by every author who has read at WordsWest. The WordsWest Community Reading Library will serve to promote authors as well as serve as an inspiring, free resource available for patrons of C & P Coffee Co. to read at their leisure while in the coffee shop. 20161023_091053_resized

This is no average literary event, but then again, West Seattle is not your average community!
Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to guided writing explorations. Each month we also host a community member to share his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project.

The next WordsWest Literary Series will present Alma García & Imani Sims.
Wed., November 16, 2016, 7pm, C & P Coffee Co., 5612 California Ave. SW
Favorite Poem by and Dessert Benefit for West Seattle Food Bank

Alma García’s short fiction has been published as an award-winner in Narrative Magazine, Enizagam, Passages North, and Boulevard; has most recently appeared in Kweli Journal, Duende and Bluestem; and appears in the anthology, Roadside Curiosities: Short Stories on American Pop Culture (University of Leipzig). A past recipient of a fellowship from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, she makes her home in Seattle, where she teaches fiction writing at the Richard Hugo House and is a private editing consultant as well as a violin instructor. She recently completed her first novel.

Imani Sims is a stiletto loving Seattle native who spun her first performance poem at the age of fourteen. Since then, she has developed an infinitely rippling love for poetry in all of its forms. She believes in the healing power of words and the transformational nuance of the human story. Imani works to empower youth and adults through various writing courses and interdisciplinary shows all over Washington. She is a 2015 Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Fellow and 2015 Jack Straw Fellow. She is the author of three books of poetry: Twisted Oak, Beloved: Collision and the October 2016 (A)live Heart.