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Surreal Storytelling with Strange Women: One Year Anniversary

September 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 12:00 am

Brace yourself for a strange and surreal celebration as we honor Surreal Storytelling’s one year anniversary. General admission is $10 (encouraged donation). + Premium tickets are available to purchase in advance [SOLD OUT!], which includes reserved VIP seating (first three rows) near the reader, one drink ticket, three raffle tickets, and a gift bag of Surreal accoutrement:

Limited VIP tickets are available. Limited seating is available in the venue.

☽ 6PM: Doors open.
☽ 7PM: Surreal Storytelling with Strange Women.
☽ 10 PM: Dance party with music by Vox Sinistra.

21+. Bring cash. CASH IS QUEEN.

Strange Women & Vendors TBA as they confirm.


☽ Amanya Maloba (aka Kenya Ku$h) is a multi-disciplinary artist with focus on fiction, poetry, and cannabis. She is co-founder/Editor-in-Chief of Women.Weed.WiFi, a published author, healer, and connector. Her writing, photography, and collective work has been featured in numerous print and online publications including the Huffington Post, The Fader, and DOPE Magazine. Harvest, published in July 2014 by Vine Leaves Literary Journal, is Amanya’s first collection of fiction. Kenya Kush’s style and art is influenced by her intricate heritage as well as her time living abroad and miscellaneous travels.

☽ Carol A. Petrie writes from her deeply rooted place in the pacific northwest, where her family has been going to the same dentist for three generations. She is drawn to fiction as a means of trying to touch the deeper currents of life more directly and intuitively. She is currently at work on a series of short stories in the liminal space between fantasy, realism, and horror. For updates on her work, follow her on Twitter @CarolAPetrie.

☽ Carrie Redway is a writer, mixed media artist and death doula apprentice in Seattle. Her creative work is inspired by myth, folklore and ritual. Growing up in Kansas, Carrie spent most of her early years making up fantastic stories about the woods, animals and creek surrounding her childhood home. She is published in several online and print journals including Occulum, Moonchild Magazine, Rust + Moth, Five2One, Really System, and others. She’s online at and IG @carrie_redway.

☽ Ellen Meny lives in Seattle, Washington. She writes weird fantasy, horror and sci-fi. She began her illustrious career writing Pokémon fanfiction in middle school, and hasn’t graduated much past that. Her muse is her hamster, Peachy Keen. She has work in Aether/Ichor and the short story anthology Five Minutes at Hotel Stormcove.

☽ Emma Aylor is the author of a chapbook, Twos (Dancing Girl Press, 2014), and her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Barrow Street, Sugar House Review, the Adirondack Review, Ghost Proposal, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Washington. Born and raised in Bedford County, Virginia, she now lives in Seattle, where she works as an editor.

☽ G.G. Silverman’s short fiction was most recently nominated for the Best Small Fictions anthology, among other honors, and her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from StrangeHouse Books, Speculative City, Corvid Queen, The Iron Horse Literary Review, Evil Girlfriend Media, Molotov Cocktail, and more. She’s currently at work on a feminist short story collection that explores myth, fairy tale, magic, female sexuality, female rage, and female monstrosity. For more info please visit

☽ Hazel Fern is a Fat Femme Jewish Word Witch, Tarot Reader & Creatrix from a lineage of Priestesses. She holds the honor of being published by Kate Berwanger in SPIT I & II – a zine series centered around women reclaiming their voice and sharing their experiences with sexual trauma. She uses words as medicine, spells for undoing – transforming pain into prose, creating a gateway towards healing. She walks with the shadows to deliver the lessons that mystery brings. She knows the time is now for transmuting our collective suffering into collective healing, for expanding our talents and delivering them into the worlds as the gifts they were made to be. An endless forest of merging power awaits us, will you light your path and let ours twine together? Find her work at and @MoonMilkRituals on Instagram

☽ Helen K. Thomas is a native of Seattle, WA by way of Lagos, Nigeria. She writes Young Adult fiction about black girls surviving, thriving and trying to figure it all out in the Pacific Northwest.

☽ Born in the throes of the frigid chill on a Monday in November in Maine, Kate Bernatche was weathered for severity since the beginning. Always having a fondness for words, she’s started (and rarely ended) countless notebooks, poems, short stories and potential novellas. With a voracious hunger to delve into human living and the psyche, Kate writes to dissect characters and the ever evolving notion of singular existence.


☽ Hazel Fern is a Fat Femme Jewish Word Witch, Tarot Reader & Creatrix from a lineage of Priestesses. Ritual is her pleasure through which she is called to help you connect with your intuition and deep sense of knowing. To hold you through the breaking open. To move through transformation with you. To witness your emergence and see the places inside you’ve been told to hide – for that is where the magic resides. Find her work at and @MoonMilkRituals on Instagram.

☽ Helene Glover (Nomihelene) specializes in one of a kind, handmade adornments and accessories for the individualist. Statement pieces that are avant garde, elegant, and eclectic.

☽ Nikol king is a professional illustrator, designer, and screen printer. Each of her designs is an original hand drawn illustration; hand printed using the screen print process on apparel, accessories, and home decor using environmentally friendly ink and materials. Her work is inspired by such diverse sources as science fiction and fantasy, the occult, and as a medievalist, the obscure corners of history.


Vox Sinistra (Brittnie Fuller) hosts the weekly radio show Secret Meaning of Things at Hollow Earth Radio (KHUH 104.9 FM)— a post-punk, new wave and synth-pop show on-air since 2011— and spins weird ’80s vinyl across subterranean and earthbound venues as Vox Sinistra.

“Post-punk extraordinaire” – Mixcloud, shortlisted in 2018 Mixcloud Online Radio Awards for Best Online Music Show – Rock/Alternative, featured in “One to Watch” series, charted at #1 in post-punk, new wave, synth pop, industrial, acid & in all-time top charts for EBM, New Beat, darkwave, minimal wave and more.

“Vox Sinistra explores the zenith of underground music from the late ’70s to late ’80s.” – The Stranger

Cover photo: Penny Slinger, A Difficult Position (An Exorcism) (1970-77). Photo collage on card.


September 20, 2019
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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1508 11th Ave
Seattle, 98122 United States
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