Seattle, Washington
New Freeway Hall
5018 Rainier Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98118
Tel: 206-722-6057
Facebook: Radical Women Seattle

Thursday, Dec. 5, 7:00pm

Author event
Helen Collier
reads from her new book The Unexpected

This compelling novel centers on the life and strength of a female slave named May Bee in 1842 and the bond she forms with a white college student named Dawn from 2016. Meow, a Southern Louisiana catfish, rises as a superstar from the depth of rivers to reveal explosive secrets that force Dawn to reexamine her biases and face the brutal truths of slavery in the United States. Despite their strange circumstances, the women develop a friendship that forever changes their lives and brings hope to both life past and present.

Ms. Collier’s writing jolts the minds of readers and invites them to see the power of female friendship between Black and white women that transcends time. Open discussion following the reading. Everyone welcome!

To buy an advance copy of the book, stop by New Freeway Hall.

Winter dinner, with vegan option, served at 6:30pm for $8.50 donation.

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
On the #7 busline. Six blocks from the Columbia City light rail station.

For info or to arrange childcare: 206-722-6057 • •

Sat.-Sun., December 14-15
Holiday Gift & Art Bazaar, plus Bake Sale Pickup

Thanks for ordering from the Radical Women Bake Sale. Your gastronomic delights can be picked up at our Holiday Gift & Art Bazaar on Dec. 14-15, at New Freeway Hall, where you'll also find calendars and a well-stocked feminist and social justice bookstore.

Highlights of the art bazaar include fused glass necklaces by Rachael Bigham and Jill Beppu, lavender wands by Dian Pendergrass, and designer pillows by Julia Douthwaite Viglione. There is something for everyone's taste on the gift table.

If you didn't make the December 1 ordering deadline or need a few more of your favorite cookies or savory nuts, it will also be possible to pick up a few more treats. But arrive early, because supplies are limited!

NEW FREEWAY HALL, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10am - 5pm
Sunday, Dec. 15 from noon-4pm

(Contact Radical Women at to request other pickup arrangements)

Like to bake? We’d love to have your help! It’s loads of fun and all skill levels are welcome. Join the baking team by emailing or calling 206-722-6057. Bakers will work together at New Freeway Hall during the first two weeks of December. An all-hands-on-deck packing party is on Thursday, December 12, starting at 7pm. Light snacks will be available.

Thanks for making this a sweet and nutty, fabulously feminist holiday season!