Sunday, September 17 from 12:30 – 5:00 pm | Pier 62, Seattle | Free
Seattle’s waterfront is a place filled with history and stories. Stop by Pier 62 throughout the afternoon to hear, watch, and relive history through storytelling, dance, poetry, and multimedia experiences.
The Maritime Washington National Heritage Area is thrilled to partner with Friends of Waterfront Seattle, Wing Luke Museum, Black Heritage Society, Wa Na Wari, and Sea Potential to host a storytelling festival highlighting the rich and diverse histories of Seattle’s shores.
Join us as we shine a light on the many stories and people of Seattle’s waterfront through live storytelling, poetry, and dance. The event will also feature an onsite “History Portal” that will connect you feature multimedia stories from a diverse range of perspectives and communities. Whether you stop by for ten minutes, or stay for the full slate of performers, you’re sure to discover something new about this special and complex place.
Speakers and performers
Agenda schedule to change. Please visit Friends of Waterfront Seattle for more information on our storytellers and performers!
12:30 pm: Welcome from event hosts
1:00 pm: Roger Fernandez, Native American artist, storyteller, and educator
1:30 pm: Womxn and Whales First poetry collective, featuring Jae Eun Kim, Rasheena Fountain, and Savannah Smith
2:00 pm: Ricky Reyes and Sierra Parsons, Seattle Black Spatial Histories Insititute
2:30 pm: Black Collectivity – A Practice of Return, collaborative dance project developed by Nia-Amina Minor, David Rue, marco farroni, and Akoiya Harris.
3:00 pm: Bettie Luke and Stewart Wong, Chinatown-International District Community Leaders
3:30 pm: Womxn and Whales First poetry collective, featuring Kamna Shastri, Ebony Welborn, and Jourdan Imani Keith
4:00 pm: Paul Cheoketen Wagner, Traditional Coast Salish Storyteller & flutist
4:30 pm: David Della, community leader speaking on Filipino-American waterfront history