Daemond Arrindell

Daemond Arrindell

Evergreen High School, New Start Alternative School, South Lake High School, Washington Middle School

Daemond Arrindell is a poet, performer, playwright and teaching artist. He has been a Writer-in-Residence with WITS classrooms from 5th to 12th grade for the past 11 years. He is a faculty member of TAT Lab: the Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab, a faculty member of Freehold Theatre leading poetry and theater residencies at Monroe Correctional Complex for men for over ten years, and  an adjunct faculty at Seattle University. He also teaches with the Skagit River Poetry Foundation’s Poets in the Schools Program.

His work has appeared in City Arts, Crosscut Magazine, and Specter Magazine. Daemond is a 2013 Jack Straw Writer, a 2014 VONA/Voices Writer’s Workshop fellow and has been repeatedly commissioned by both Seattle and Bellevue Arts Museums.  Recently, Daemond co-adapted the acclaimed contemporary and satirical novel “Welcome To Braggsville,” by T. Geronimo Johnson into a stage production for Book-It Repertory Theater.  Braggsville debuted in Seattle in June 2017.