Growing Up Sucks
In this five-part series from 2021, D.A. Navoti welcomed readers of all ages to consider the pains of growing up.
These events were supported by Humanities Washington, ArtsWA, Open Books, and The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.
Learn more about the guest curated series with Seattle Public Library.
Recording not available: Part II with Youth Speaks Seattle.
Writer D.A. Navoti welcomed youth poets and writers from Seattle Arts & Lecture’s (SAL) Youth Poet Laureate cohort.
This program was co-hosted by SAL teaching artists Laura Da’ and Arianne True.
D.A. Navoti welcomed readers to consider the pains of growing up for a special Mothers’ Day edition.
Poet Arlene Naganawa
Author Margot Kahn
Multidisciplinary performer Jen Soriano
Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest
The fourth in the series focused on fatherhood, and readers included:
Poet Aaron Counts
Poet Alex Gallo-Brown
SPARTAN editor Ross McMeekin
Fiction writer Juan Carlos Reyes
In the series's fifth and final, readers share the ups and downs of adulthood.
Poet Gabrielle Bates
LAMBDA Literary Award winner Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
City of Redmond Washington's Poet Laureate Raúl Sánchez