Write Out of This World Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writing Contest 2016
Presented by EMP Museum and Jack Straw Cultural Center

For their sixth annual Write Out of This World Writing Contest, EMP Museum collaborated with Jack Straw Cultural Center to provide a unique award to the winners: Winners participated in a writing workshop, voice workshop, and recording session at Jack Straw, resulting in a professionally recorded CD of each writer reading her own work.

You can download or stream all of the story excerpts below! Click on the story title to download the full stories in pdf form.

3rd - 5th Grade Winners:
1) "Ordinary" by Edan Gortzak (4:04)
(download mp3)
2) "The Thirteenth Stella" by Amelia Jones (3:15)
(download mp3)
3) "Train 362" by Cordelia Rodriguez (3:42)
(download mp3)

6th - 8th Grade Winners:
1) "In Which Phyllis B Takes Over the World" by Elise Hebert (3:45)
(download mp3)
2) "The Night Was Theirs" by Violet Keteyian (3:12)
(download mp3)
3) "5/15" by Jinho Kwak (4:18)
(download mp3)

9th - 12th Grade Winners:
1) "The Temple of Lost Gods" by Tully McCombs (3:58)
(download mp3)
2) "Unlikely Gifts from a Reaper" by Megan Bass (4:59)
(download mp3)
3) "The Buffer" by Ava Cline (2:49)
(download mp3)

Write Out of This World was produced in the studios of Jack Straw Cultural Center. Jack Straw artist team: Jared Leising, writer; Meg McLynn and Alyssa Keene, vocal coaches; Daniel Guenther, engineer; Joan Rabinowitz, executive director. Photos by Joan Rabinowitz.

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Jack Straw Cultural Center
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Seattle, WA 98105
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Seattle, WA 98109
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