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Samuel Snoek-Brown, Badass Women & Whiskey

Prickly Pear Podcast Episode 3: Samuel Snoek-Brown, Badass Women & Whiskey

Featuring Tacoma-based author and educator Samuel Snoek-Brown. Sam is the author of the new short story collection There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, the Civil War novel Hagridden and short-fiction chapbooks Where There Is Ruin and Box Cutters. He also serves as production editor for Jersey Devil Press.

Pour yourself a glass of whiskey and listen-in as Sam and Christina get progressively sassy over bourbon and scotch. Sam admits his nerdiest habits, chats about bad-ass women in his life and gets real about tattoos. Three whiskeys later, we go down a literary rabbit hole you don’t want to miss (involving a vehement defense of Ozzy Ozbourne, fan-girling over James Franco Review and an introduction to “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Motherfucker at the Club” by Robert Lashley).


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The Sh*t You Don’t Know About Creative Colloquy 

Prickly Pear Podcast Episode 1: The Sh*t You Don’t Know About Creative Colloquy

Featuring Creative Colloquy founder, professional booze-slinger and freelance writer Jackie Casella. Listen in as we set the record straight about how Creative Colloquy got its start, dive into who (in the hell) Jackie Casella really is, and put a few people on blast. Oh, don’t think we forgot about all the rad CC events coming your way this summer and fall, either.


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We Made the (Paper) Cut!

BCP is always grateful for a nod of approval from fellow movers and shakers in Tacoma, and this month, in particular, we’re happy to report making it into Move To Tacoma’s newest article,

10 Ways to Get Involved in Tacoma’s Writing Community

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Read the article above to learn more about stellar literary organizations in T-Town, including Cascade Writers, Creative Colloquy, Destiny City Comics, Tacoma Poet Laureate Kellie Richardson, Tacoma Public Library, Write253, and of course, BCP!

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“Transform” Community Event & Readings

Did you know Spaceworks Tacoma partnered with Creative Colloquy to present readings on transforming Tacoma’s theater district to you, dear readers, on Feb. 22? We did, and maybe we should have mentioned it sooner, but life and poetry readings and travel happened and we got a bit distracted (but we knew you’d forgive us). The readings are just a small part of TRANSFORM, a project presented by Pierce Transit, City of Tacoma and the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts. It’s goal is to revitalize Tacoma’s theater district between 9th and 11th streets between Broadway and Pacific Ave.

We’re over-the-moon with excitement about the event, especially the readings, as Blue Cactus Press author Christina Butcher will be one of six local authors presenting work that comments on revamping Tacoma’s theater district. Christina will present a poetic piece titled “#TRANSFORM.”

There will also be light refreshments, an open-mic following Creative Colloquy’s readings, and (hopefully) lively discourse on the future of our community. The event is free, and we hope you find time to pop by and participate.

What: TRANSFORM Community Event & Reading

When: 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb 22

Where: Pythian Temple
(926 1/2 Broadway, Tacoma)

More Info: Transform Theater District Community Event