Spaces that Spark! Join us for our end of year fundraising series

November 16, 2021
Spaces that Spark! Join us for our end of year fundraising series

EVENT 1: A Reading and Conversation with Pat Holm

Friday, December 3rd at 5pm
via zoom in partnership with Orca Books

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Orca Books and Window Seat Media invite you for a reading and interactive conversation with Pat Holm about activism, organizing, and art in Olympia in the mid-1960s. Pat will read excerpts from her memoir, The Null Set Remembered, and we’ll reflect and share our own stories about what sparks social change within our community, past and present.

About Pat and The Null Set Remembered
In 1964, Pat Holm, her then-husband Pete, and friends Bonnie and Bob Gillis, opened Olympia’s first coffee house, The Null Set. It’s hard now to imagine how truly radical a space this was because coffee houses are commonplace today and are rarely considered subversive spaces. But in 1964 in Olympia, it was a site for community organizing, connecting people to justice struggles in other parts of the country, and a space for all forms of creative expression, from visual art to puppetry to folk music. The Null Set Remembered is a wonderful story of early do-it-yourself culture building in Olympia.

Listen to a short audio story about Pat that was produced as part of our Third Thirty Oral History Project.

EVENT 2: Brave Practice creates Spaces that Spark

Friday, December 17th
Doors open at 5:30pm / show begins at 6:00pm
Olympia Lamplighters, 211 4th Ave E, Olympia 98501

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Join us for an in-person evening of interactive storytelling with Brave Practice, a new community engagement program of Window Seat Media. We will reflect on the theme “Spaces that Spark,” connect in community, share stories, and enjoy light refreshments.

What is Playback Theatre and Brave Practice?
Playback Theatre is an original form of interactive and improvisational theatre where audience members are invited to tell true stories from their lives and performers enact those stories on the spot using music, dialogue, metaphor, and movement.

Brave Practice is a community engagement program of Window Seat that aims to be a resource for storytelling and deep listening. At our performances and workshops, members of our community can connect authentically in meaningful ways through art, empathy, and witnessing one another’s truth; we create spaces where we can explore what it means to be human, celebrate our differences, and reflect on our shared past, present, and future.

Covid safety statement and compliance plan
This is a registration-only event and we are keeping our capacity low to 30 guests. We will serve light refreshments. We ask that audience members remain masked when not eating and drinking and either provide proof of vaccination or have proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours. You can email these ahead of time to meg@windowseatmedia.org or bring them with you to show at the event. Performers are all vaccinated and will (most likely) NOT be masked during the performance. We cannot admit guests who have not provided the requested information. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe.

About Olympia Lamplighters
Olympia Lamplighters is a local non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping local artists of all genres in supporting themselves with their art and to tear down the barriers between artists and non-artists to help create a community where everyone inspires each other. We have a co-working space and individual desks with an art gallery, recording room, and stage area, in addition to having art classes, dances, music shows, and drag shows. Learn more.

These events are part of Window Seat Media’s “Spaces that Spark” fundraising series. Donations to attend this event support future community oral history and storytelling in the South Sound. Learn more about our campaign here.

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