January packs a potent combo of brain and brawn. The badass women of Rat City Rollergirls dish out body blows and high-energy entertainment every time they hit the track, and you can catch the action during the season opening bouts on January 14. But if after watching the battle, your mind craves a more soothing diversion, curl up in Sorrento Hotel’s Fireside Room for Seattle Arts and Lecture’s Local Voices readings on January 18. In honor of both events, we dreamt up the ultimate roller derby team of female authors.
Virginia Woolf Pack
Low blows and high society.
J. K. Brawling
And you thought the hallows were deathly…
Beloved, but no love lost.
Killed so many mockingbirds.
Are you there, God? It’s me, blowing by you on the rink.
The pain from walking the Pacific Crest Trail can’t compare to her elbows.
A: Bernadette was fleeing Maria’s game-day stare.
Alice “You’re Gonna Needa” Walker
The color purple is an apt name for the bruises she inflicts.
The only twist here is her twisting your arm.
Betray Me Tan
Any joy or luck your club had will run out.
- Edna St. Vincent Will-Slay
- Sylvia "Blood" Plath
- Stephanie Terrif-meyer
- Gillian Grimm
- Joan "Broken Bone" Didion
- Scary Roach
- "Human Target" Marget Atwood
- Malice Munro
- Ayn Ran-dom Acts of Violence