2nd Annual Grand Circle Storytelling Festival
Friday, September 15th | 7 PM
Cultural Arts Building 434 South Lake Powell Blvd. Page, Arizona
Kim Weitkamp | Jesse Maloney | Steven Law
Kim grew up as the red headed middle child of exhausted parents.
Her childhood adventure with story was shaped by television of the 70s combined with the worn out fairy tale collection she read over and over and her father’s love of Johnny Cash and old time radio shows being played throughout the house. Kim carved out her role as the class comedian at a young age writing skits and songs and sharing stories that exasperated her parents while thrilling her high school theater teacher. In her work as a humorist, storyteller, and singer-songwriter, the results of these influences show up in her work time and time again.
Jesse Tsinajinnie Maloney grew up on the Leeward side of O’ahu. He went to the same High School as Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. His work has appeared in Turtle Island Quarterly, Peach Velvet Lit Mag, About Place, Cutthroat and other places. His debut full length work Health Carefully was released through Cyberwit press 2019.
In 2020 he co-hosted the late night virtual reading series Midnight Transmission with poet Orlando White featuring acclaimed writers and artists via his YouTube Channel ‘Jesse5-0 Productions.’
In 2021 he was nominated for the Pushcart Prize for his poem ‘Eyes of the Leper’ featured in
Cutthroat Vol. 26.
He’s producing a collaborative spoken word/instrumental album featuring poets Pamela Uschuk and William Pitt Root to be released spring 2023.
Jesse Tsinajinnie Maloney teaches at Dine’ College and lives with his wife and cats on theNavajo Nation.