Seattle Markets & Festivals

“Thank you again for making the Art Fair a more enjoyable event for so many!”
— Frances Gifford, Alki Art Fair Director


We’ve typed at all sorts of Seattle arts & music festiveness!


Alki Art Fair

At the Alki Art Fair, Sean’s poetry table was nestled near Alki Beach, as hundreds of fair-goers wandered by on a sun-drenched weekend in West Seattle. Poem topics ranged from the free press to sarcasm, the mountains to humor, and of course Seattle:


West Seattle Farmers Market

Sean occasionally types poems at the West Seattle Farmers Market in Alaska Junction. That has provided some of the best topics and poetry moments — and some of our youngest fans:

One memorable market morning, a couple came up and pointed to their friends nearby. “We’re pregnant,” they whispered, “but our friends don’t know. Could you write a poem we can use to tell them?” Of course!

More Market (and interview!) fun:


Seattle Mini Maker Faire

For the Seattle Mini Maker Faire, we got to set up at the Museum of Pop Culture, in the literal shadow of the Space Needle:

The poem topics were all over the place, ranging from experimental drugs to Doctor Who, from robots to Alice in Wonderland:


The Parliament

One of the most fun poem-typing nights ever was at The Parliament Tavern in West Seattle’s Admiral Junction, for their St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Sean teamed up with local favorite band South Sound Tug & Barge, set up at the back of the bar, and typed poems for patrons throughout the music-filled night:

Between sets, he went up on stage and read a few — to lots of sweet cheers from the crowd:

Here’s one from that night: a tribute to The Parliament — and its uniquely-placed urinal.

“That was pure fun — your typewriter and poeticism were the extra cool cherry on top of our St. Patrick’s Night show.”
— Scott M.X. Turner, South Sound Tug & Barge