The Furnace

One Writer. One Story. Read to completion (with vigor).

Month: September, 2015

Excerpt from Anastacia Tolbert’s “The City”

by Anca Szilagyi

Anastacia Tolbert’s performance is next week at Hollow Earth Radio! Here’s a taste of her hybrid work “The City,” which takes Seattle as its main character:

you will take a week in this city to be a member of the i get depressed in winter club. you will wear your orange dress because the experts in the city say wear a spot of color, they say it with ginger in their mouths, like a mixture between eor and mary poppins.

Join us live at 2018 E. Union Street on Wednesday October 7th, 7 pm or tune in to at 7 pm PDT.11201865_1128279647201720_1500099205152925928_n

October 7: Anastacia Tolbert

by Anca Szilagyi


Join us Wednesday October 7, 2015 as we present Anastacia Tolbert’s hybrid work “The City” at Hollow Earth Radio from 7-8 pm.

“The City” takes Seattle as its main character, exploring a range of moods and personas through visceral, textured prose. Who is visible here, amidst the rain? Who has the right to belong? Tolbert explores the intersections and contradictions between what The City wants and what The City is, weaving us toward some kind of home. 

Anastacia Renee Tolbert is a queer super-shero of color moonlighting as a writer, performance artist and creative writing workshop facilitator.  She is Hugo House’s poet-in-residence and she has received awards and fellowships from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, VONA, Jacks Straw, Ragdale and Artist Trust. Her Chapbook 26 (2015, Dancing Girl Press), is an abbreviated alphabet expression of the lower and uppercase lives of women and girls. Her one-woman show 9 Ounces debuted at The Project Room this year. 

This event is the second in the Furnace’s fourth season, riding the theme The Furnace Neighborhood, featuring work where setting plays a major role. The rest of the season will feature Seattle-based artists writing about or around Seattle: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore and Christine Texeira.

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UPDATE: Tolbert will be joined by industrial improv group WINDOWSNINETYFIVESECONDEDITION!