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October Creativity Salon

October 8, 2024
"TLC" The Liberation Collective at YWCA Friendship Hall, 220 Union Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501

Come learn from and with other artists. Work on a creative project, build skills in your chosen artistic practice and gain insight from other creatives during your process.

Window Seat is hosting a space to support community members engaging in creativity. Bring a storytelling project in your chosen medium that you want to work on in a group setting - memoir-writing, poetry, script-writing, composing, painting, audio editing, collaging, cross-stitch, or something else. Sessions will have a mix of dedicated creative work time and peer-to-peer process sharing guided by Window Seat hosts. “Salon” time features an artist-narrator to share about their own creative process. We’re partnering with local practicing artists and cohort members of our oral history projects for featured artist-narrators. “Shop” time focuses on creative process work. We’ll ground ourselves in six fundamental questions of artistic expression:

  • EVIDENCE - What do you know and how do you know it?
  • PERSPECTIVE – Whose viewpoint is being presented or represented?
  • CONNECTIONS – How does this connect to anything else?
  • SUPPOSITION – What if things were different?
  • RELEVANCE – Why is this important?
  • TRANSITION – What’s next?

Where and When

The series is on the second Tuesday of the month from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. beginning in January at YWCA Friendship Hall, 220 Union Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501, the building next to the YWCA. Friendship Hall is a space stewarded by our partner for the series, The Liberation Collective.

Why this? Why now?

Our goal is to support our community's capacity to tell our own stories. We are all knowledge-holders. When we create opportunities to cultivate collective wisdom through intergenerational conversations and peer-to-peer sharing, we can more readily tackle the challenges of today and imagine the possibilities of tomorrow.


This series is free and by donation, because we believe access to arts and humanities programming is a human right. We encourage community members to join our Friends of Community Storytelling Program - committing to a recurring donation for as little as $5 monthly - to show your support of our access-for-all community programming.