A Reading & Conversation with Pat Holm | Window Seat Media Virtual Fundraiser

THIS IS A FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR WINDOW SEAT MEDIA. COME FOR FREE OR MAKE A DONATION AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION OF $20, $45, $65, AND $90 TO SUPPORT FUTURE COMMUNITY ORAL HISTORY AND STORYTELLING IN THE SOUTH SOUND. REGISTER HERE!

Orca Books and Window Seat Media invite you for a reading and interactive conversation with Pat Holm about activism, organizing, and art in Olympia in the mid-1960s. Pat will read excerpts from her memoir, The Null Set Remembered, and we’ll reflect and share our own stories about what sparks social change within our community, past and present.

About Pat and The Null Set Remembered

In 1964, Pat Holm, her then-husband Pete, and friends Bonnie and Bob Gillis, opened Olympia’s first coffee house, The Null Set. It’s hard now to imagine how truly radical a space this was because coffee houses are commonplace today and are rarely considered subversive spaces. But in 1964 in Olympia, it was a site for community organizing, connecting people to justice struggles in other parts of the country, and a space for all forms of creative expression, from visual art to puppetry to folk music. The Null Set Remembered is a wonderful story of early do-it-yourself culture building in Olympia.

Listen to a short audio story about Pat that was produced as part of Window Seat Media’s Third Thirty Oral History Project here.

This event is part of Window Seat Media’s “Spaces that Spark” community-centered fundraising series. Donations to attend this event support future community oral history and storytelling in the South Sound. Learn more about our campaign here.

 

Event date: 
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
Olympia, WA 98501
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