ANASTASIA ANGUON – Poet –
Anastasia was born and raised in Goldendale, WA and has made Spokane her home since 2012. She is a senior at Eastern Washington University where she studies Theatre. She has been in the Finals Stage for Spokane Poetry Slam, published, and participated in various art events around Spokane such as The Round and Terrain.
Talk to us a bit about community, about yourself as an artist, and about PorchFest, please…
It has been about three years since I joined the Spokane poetry community. The people in that community taught me that family is something you can choose. That in order to build a better world, you start at home, in whatever community you participate in. I was never told “no” to what I wanted to achieve – and that is what creates a thriving art environment.
This will be my first year attending PorchFest, and I am thrilled! I want other people to know that art is alive and well in Spokane! I am still growing as a writer, but I want others to at least know anything is possible if the right people are behind you.