Bent is a queer writing institue in Seattle. The institute promotes and encourages written and spoken word among queer people, and helps foster dialogue in communities.

What started out a small class of queer writers in founder Tara Hardy’s living room in 2000, Bent has grown to serve more than 200 students and continues to educate, inspire, and encourage queer writers by offering a variety of ongoing weekly classes.


On March 30, a few Bent writers visited the Underground Coffeehouse to share their stories, poems and voices.


The AS Queer Resource Center and Task Force hosted the event and a writing workshop before the reading.