Amber Flame's Apocrifa: A Virtual Book Tour

Join local poet Amber Flame for a wonderful series of virtual readings in celebration of the release Apocrifa!

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APOCRIFA (a virtual reading): 6/4 @ 3pm with Brionne Janae and drea brown

Issa Love Story (writing fictional romance): 6/11 @ 3pm with Elaina M. Ellis

To Conjure Up (writing for spellcasting): 7/9 @ 3pm with Rachel McKibbens

Queer, Nongendered Joy (writing to see ourselves thrive): 8/6 @ 3pm with Michal "MJ" Jones

Of Biblical Proportions (writing as a church kid): 8/27 @ 3pm with Brionne Janae and Anna Vodicka

With So Much Research (writing after learning how to): 9/17 @ 3pm with Anastacia-Renee

& Acrobatic Wordplay (writing in and out of form) with Airea D Matthews and Arisa White TBD



Amber Flame is an interdisciplinary creative, activist and educator whose work has garnered residencies with Hedgebrook, Vermont Studio Center, and more. A former church kid from the Southwest, Flame’s work is published widely and explores spirituality and sexuality, cross-woven with themes of grief and loss, motherhood and magic, and interstitial joy. A 2016 and 2017 Pushcart Prize nominee and Jack Straw Writer Program alum, Amber Flame’s first full-length poetry collection, Ordinary Cruelty, was published in 2017 through Write Bloody Press. Flame was a recipient of the CityArtist grant from Seattle’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs to write, produce and perform her one-person play, Hands Above the Covers. In early 2018, Flame co-curated the art installation Black Imagination at Core Gallery in Seattle. Her first solo exhibit debuted in 2019 with a project entitled ::intrigue:: 8, a multimedia installation, through Jack Straw Production’s Artist Support and New Media Gallery fellowships. Hugo House’s 2017-2019 Writer-in-Residence for Poetry, Flame’s second book of poetry, titled apocrifa, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press. Flame has created and implemented programming for more than 15 years, working in education equity, Black media, youth empowerment, and with women and youth impacted by incarceration. Recently named Program Director for Hedgebrook, she continues to work as a writing instructor while working on a third collection of poetry, remounting her full-length play, developing a few nonfiction anthologies, and raising her daughter. Amber Flame is a queer Black mama just one magic trick away from growing her unicorn horn.