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Artist Events

Composer Spotlight Series

Jack Straw Productions
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Jack Straw Productions and Washington Composers Forum present Composer Spotlight, a series of talks and performances by composers, musicians, and scholars of new and innovative music every second Wednesday of each month.

Jack Straw Productions and Washington Composer Forum present

Composer Spotlight:
Fundamentals of My Authentic Musical Language

Wed, October 10, 7:30pm

Seattle composer and Jack Straw resident artist John Teske will speak about his recent "five pieces for double bass" and their role in his development of an authentic compositional voice. Incorporating pieces of the past, present, and sketches of new works, John will highlight how the "five pieces" solidified the core ideas that have become part of his musical language.


See our Composer Spotlight page for more information.

New Media Gallery

Jack Straw New Media Gallery

Writers Events


Jack Straw Literary Podcasts
Now online at www.jackstraw.org/blog

Jack Straw Productions produces bi-monthly podcasts featuring live readings, interviews, and other audio programs highlighting literary artists from the Jack Straw Writers Program. The companion Jack Straw Writers Blog will be your direct line to what's going on with the podcasts and the Writers Program. The blog will feature program news and the latest from all Writers Program participants past and present. You'll find links to their websites, event announcements, and hopefully random outbursts of literary genius.

Jack Straw Productions gratefully acknowledges The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, City of Seattle’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, 4Culture King County Lodging Tax Fund, Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, PONCHO, ArtsFund, Seattle Foundation, and individual contributors for their support of Jack Straw Artist Programs.


Jack Straw Audio Workshops are the perfect opportunity to jump start that recording project you've been thinking about, to refine your digital editing skills, or to get that first hands on introduction to the world of audio recording and editing.

Education Events

Foster High School: Stories of Arrival

Jack Straw Productions, Foster High School, and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio present

Stories of Arrival

Seattle Poet and 2008 Jack Straw Writer Merna Ann Hecht worked with Foster High School students from around the world to write poems about their experiences for a project titled Stories of Arrival, produced with support from The Institute for Poetic Medicine; Bread for the Journey; The Tukwila School District; the Tukwila Arts Commission; the Washington State Arts Commission; and the National Endowment for the Arts.

KBCS Community Radio broadcast the Stories of Arrival poems throughout the month of April. They are now archived here on our site.

See our Stories of Arrival page for details.

Foster student with Jack Straw engineer Tom Stiles

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