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2005 Jack Straw Writers Forum

This year's Jack Straw Writers Program continues the Writers Forum. On these pages we invite you to learn more about each writer, as well as read and listen to writings and interviews conducted by curator John Mifsud.

Thank you for visiting the Jack Straw Writers Forum, and please feel free to offer feedback on these pages to writersforum@jackstraw.org
photo credit: dean wong
You can select any member of the 2005 Writers Program to visit their page for a bio and taste of their writing, as well as to read and hear interviews with Belle Randall. You can also go to the Topical Index, to cross-reference topics from the interviews. The Discussion Board is your gateway to online conversations with the series participants.

The participants of the 2005 Writers Program are:
John Mifsud (Curator)
Anna Balint interview
Jaime Curl interview
Brenda Givens interview
Steve Hernandez Effingham interview
Fredda Jaffe interview
Bharti Kirchner interview
Carlos Martinez interview
Maliha Masood interview
Jeanne Morel interview
Nhien Nguyen interview
Susan Rich interview
Laurel Anne White interview
Topical Interview Index
Discussion Board

Music for the 2005 Writers Program radio shows was provided by former Artist Support Program resident artist, Ela Lamblin.
Listen to "Glacial Breakup"

Now in its ninth season, the Jack Straw Writers Program was established as a component of our Artist Support Program, which assists artists in all disciplines who want to incorporate sound in their work. The purpose of the Writers Program is to encourage the creation of new literary work, to introduce local writers to the medium of recorded audio, and to present them in live readings, on the air, and on the web. Each year an invited curator selects up to fourteen writers from a large pool of applicants. Participating writers receive training in vocal presentation and microphone technique, and their readings and interviews are recorded for use in radio broadcasts and on our web site. Their writing is also published in the annual Jack Straw Writers Anthology, available at the Writers Program readings in May 2005, and from the Jack Straw store.

A series of public readings, events, and radio programs featuring these writers will commence in May 2005. During the Fall, readings will air on KUOW-FM 94.9. Stay tuned for reading and broadcast announcements.

Jack Straw Productions would like to thank The PGA Family Foundation, the Breneman Jaech Foundation, ArtsFund, the City of Seattle's Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, King County 4Culture, the Washington State Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts and our individual contributors for their vital support of our programs and services. Support for radio production provided by Clark Nuber, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants. Special thanks to Humanities Washington for support of the Jack Straw Writers Forum.

For more information about Jack Straw Productions or the Jack Straw Writers Program, please contact us at (206) 634-0919 or jsp@jackstraw.org.

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