9/24: On Place—A Reading & Conversation with Emily Holt, Matt Young, and Kalehua Kim, 2pm

Open Books Parlor

2-3 pm

City by Maki

Emily Holt, Matt Young, and Kalehua Kim will read from recent work and discuss how they experiment with form to render the rhythms, voices, and images of the places that sustain and challenge them. Accompanied by art by Maki in the Gallery. Masks will be required for Open Books events until further notice. Thank you for understanding! 
Emily Holt is the author of Though the Walls Are Lit (Lost Horse Press, 2023), and her poems, essays, and translations have appeared in Poetry Ireland Review, AGNI, and other publications. As a 2023 CityArtist, she is working on a collection of essays examining how images of protest shape conceptions of home.
Matt Young is the author of the memoir Eat the Apple (Bloomsbury, 2018) and the forthcoming novel End of Active Service (Bloomsbury, 2024). His work has appeared in GrantaTin HouseTIME, and elsewhere. He teaches literature and writing at Centralia College and the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University.
Kalehua Kim is a Native Hawaiian poet living in the Seattle area. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Northwest, Denver Quarterly, Calyx, and ‘Ōiwi, A Native Hawaiian Journal
Maki is a painter, illustrator, and community art facilitator whose work has been shown in Belfast and Japan.