ASL Poetry Feast
Peter Cook presents "ASL Poetry Feast" with Jeremy Quiroga as emcee, and including local students from Edmonds Woodway High School as part of the show. The event will have voice interpretation to describe each piece before it is presented, and then the performance will happen with no interpretation to allow the audience to enjoy the beauty of ASL.
$5 registration online before October 7th; $10 at-the-door.
Peter S. Cook is an Internationally reputed Deaf performing artist whose works incorporates American Sign Language, pantomime, storytelling, acting, and movement.
Peter has traveled extensively around the country and aboard with Flying Words Project to promote ASL Literature with Kenny Lerner since 1986. Peter has appeared in Live from Off Center’s “Words on Mouth” (PBS) and “ United States of Poetry” (PBS) produced by Emmy winner Bob Holman. Peter teaches at Columbia College where he received the 1997 Excellence in Teaching award. In 1998, Peter set up a video production called PC Production and now based in Chicago.
Peter was featured nationally in festivals such as the Jonesboro National Storytelling Festival, Oklahoma City Winter Tales, Illinois Storytelling Festival, Indiana Hoosier Storytelling Festival, Eugene Oregon Multi-Cultural Festival, and The Deaf Way II and the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Peter was invited to the White House to join the National Book Festival in 2003. Internationally, Peter has performed at Tales of Graz, Austria, and Mid Summer Festival at Cork, Ireland, and worked with Deaf storytellers/poets in Sweden, Norway, Holland, Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, England, and Japan.
Jeremy Quiroga has been acting since grammar school and continues to feed off the addiction. Since 1997 when he helped propel Deaf Poets Society at the Blue Moon Tavern in Seattle, he has performed American Sign Language literature professionally on a national scale. Over the years he has been involved in several theater productions, film projects and gallery exhibitions. With a Masters of Fine Arts from the School for American Crafts at R.I.T. in Metal sculpture, art in all its forms is a consuming passion for Jeremy. Jeremy’s inspiration comes from sharing his appreciation of the great Pacific Northwest with his wife, Annette, and the many adventures they take with their dogs.
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