Jack Straw Cultural Center gratefully acknowledges The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture King County Lodging Tax Fund, Washington State Arts Commission, The National Endowment for the Arts, ArtsFund, Humanities Washington, HumanLinks Foundation, Harvest Foundation, School's Out Washington, City of Seattle Department of Information Technology, The Seattle Foundation, The D.V. and Ida J. McEachern Charitable Trust, and individual contributors for their support of our Programs.

Copyright 2014 ~ Jack Straw Cultural Center
4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, Washington 98105


2015 Jack Straw Residency Program Applications now available!

Apply for our Artist Support Program, New Media Gallery, or Writers Program today!



Floating Bridge Press

Gala Reading for Floating Bridge Review No. 7

Wednesday, November 5, 7pm

Jack Straw Cultural Center
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

The 2014 issue of Floating Bridge Review starts with "Help Wanted," poems about work—jobs ranging from the ridiculous to the dangerous, the humiliating to the transformative, the tedious to the just plain nonexistent. Floating Bridge Review No. 7 also has "Pontoon," selections from entries to the 2014 Floating Bridge Press chapbook competition.





Jack Straw Writers Program

Saturday, November 8, 2pm
Final Group Reading at Seattle Public Library

Downtown branch, 1000 4th Ave.
With 2014 Jack Straw Writers Laurel Albina, Claudia Castro Luna, Margot Kahn, Loreen Lilyn Lee, John Mullen, Michelle Peñaloza, Gigi Rosenberg, Raúl Sánchez, Anastacia Tolbert, Jane Wong, and Kristen Millares Young. Hosted by Felicia Gonzalez.

Sunday, November 16, 4pm
The Bushwick Book Club: Original Music inspired by the 2014 Jack Straw Writers
Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave.
Performers Kathryn Farrell, Jon Yoon, Tom Rorem, Kimo Muraki, Vincent Martinez, Ben Mish, Alice Howe, Joy Mills, Michael Owcharuk, Beth Fleenor, Michele Khazak, and Camelia Jade will perform original music inspired by the work of our 2014 Writers. 




Jack Straw Audio Workshops

Jack Straw Audio Workshops are the perfect opportunity to jump start that recording project you've been thinking about.

HOW TO SIGN UP: Spaces are limited. To register call Jack Straw Cultural Center at 206-634-0919 with your credit card to pay the deposit or full class fee. Students may also get a brochure form, and mail in a check for the deposit or class fee. For more information email workshops@jackstraw.org.Discounts for the visually impaired are offered on Basic Field Recording and Microphone Workshop. Co-sponsored by Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences and Jack Straw Cultural Center.

Intro to Digital Audio Editing with Audacity and GarageBand

Wednesday, November 12, 6-10pm
Microphone Workshop Thursday, November 13, 6-10pm
Beginning ProTools Tuesday-Thursday, December 9-11, 6-9pm




Jack Straw Artist Project

Tina Hoggatt: Story Chairs

Jack Straw Cultural Center
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Click the play button above to listen to our interview with Tina Hoggatt. Click here to download the interview.

See Art Zone with Nancy Guppy's piece on Story Chairs!

Story Chairs, a temporary audio installation by Jack Straw Resident Artist Tina Hoggatt featuring the work of over 30 writers and musicians, is now installed in Jack Straw's new lobby.


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Artist of the Week Podcast

Every two weeks we will make a new audio piece created through tour artist residencies available for free download. This week's artist: Marc Estabrook

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Seattle World School 2014

The Seattle World School is a Seattle public school for newcomers to the United States. During our arts & technology program this year, World School students from many different countries participated in projects to help strengthen their new English language and technical skills.

Jack Straw Accessible Youth Art Workshops

Jack Straw presented a series of accessible workshops in conjunction with Rachel Green and Seth Sexton's New Media Gallery installation Hypnagogic Jerk, which incorporated dance, sculpture, and sound. Check out the project page for more information, video, sound, and pictures.


These podcasts feature interviews and readings by Jack Straw Writers such as Daemond Arrindell, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Harold Taw, and Wendy Call. Click here to listen.

Special Projects

Jack Straw Cultural Center works with various organizations and communities to create oral histories, museum audio guides, and neighborhood audio tours. Click here to learn more.